Toffee Popcorn Cookies

These caramelly cookies are studded with kernels of toffee popcorn and drizzled with chocolate making them the best cookies in the whole wide world! I may be bias, but I swear these toffee popcorn cookies are the bomb. Why not try them for yourselves and let me know what you think.

Toffee Popcorn Cookies

So, the Great British Bake Off started with a bang last week. I was one of those people, you know, the ones that said they’d never watch the show again after their migration from the BBC to C4. I scoffed at the idea of Noel and Sandy taking the place of the beloved Mel and Sue but I secretly admired Prue Leith becoming the new Mary Berry. I mean, what food blogger hasn’t dreamed of taking a course at Leith’s School of Food and Wine?  I wasn’t banking on Kris staying loyal to the show, he made me watch the first episode of the new format and guess what, I loved it! They kept everything the same, Noel and Sandy are hilarious and Prue is my new dream Grandma. For the first time in years I found myself excited for the new season.

Toffee Popcorn Cookies

 

The first week bucked with tradition and began with biscuit week! Who was expecting that? I thoroughly enjoyed watching the bakers wrestle with gingerbread sculptures and attempt one of my favourite childhood snacks, Wagon Wheels. The only thing missing was, biscuits. I forgot to bake anything for the occasion, big mistake! I was forced to rummage through the cupboard and came up with a solitary Hob Nob. Sad times.  This week I shall not be caught short, I found a bag of toffee popcorn and gathered together a few more ingredients and these toffee popcorn cookies emerged from my oven. Tonight I shall be watching the Bake Off in style.

Toffee Popcorn Cookies

These cookies are sooooo good. I know say it every time, and I mean it every time but damn! These babies are indulgent. The brown sugar lends a deep, caramel taste to the cookie which is taken to the next level by kernels of toffee popcorn.  By all means, you can skip the chocolate drizzle, but why the hell would you? It takes these little beauties to the next level.

Toffee Popcorn Cookies

Wanna know the best thing? You don’t need to chill the dough.  That’s right, you can have warm cookies in no time at all.  Oh hell yes!

Toffee Popcorn Cookies

So, who’s your favourite in this years GBBO lineup? I’m routing for Anthony but I have Ruby in the sweepstakes. Fingers crossed!

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Toffee Popcorn Cookies

Toffee Popcorn Cookies


  • Author: iheartkatiecakes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: Baking

Description

The best thing about these cookies is you don’t have to chill the dough so you can be eating cookies in no time at all!


Ingredients

  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 225g light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 100g toffee popcorn
  • 150g plain chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C and line two cookie sheets with baking parchment.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until well combined, light and fluffy. Add the beaten egg and mix again.
  3. Tip in the flour, baking powder, half the popcorn and a pinch of salt and mix together until everything is just combined.
  4. Roll heaped tablespoons of the dough into balls and place on the prepared cookie sheets. Give each cookie a little press to flatten it out a little bit and press the remaining 50g of popcorn into each ball. Bake the cookies for 13 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool slightly on the tray before transferring to a rack to finish cooling.
  5. Break the chocolate up into small pieces and melt in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water (make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water), then drizzle over the cookies. Leave the chocolate to set and enjoy.

Keywords: Popcorn, Cookies, Chocolate

18 Comments

  1. September 4, 2018 / 9:48 am

    I would never have thought of putting popcorn on cookies but I bet they’re delicious. They look great and would no doubt go down a treat in my house!

  2. September 4, 2018 / 11:26 am

    I’m totally pinning this recipe so I can make these at the weekend, Popcorn, who’d o thought, The photo’s had me before the recipe! Have to confess I didn’t know bake of was back on. I’m gutted I missed it. I blame school holidays ?Teenagers controlling the control !

    • September 4, 2018 / 12:03 pm

      Haha, you’ve only missed one week! Just do a double header tonight and you’ll be back on track! xxx

  3. September 4, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    These look amazing! I’ve recently had to go sugar free and wondering if I could make a sugar free version?!

  4. September 4, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Oh wow these look and sound absolutely incredible! I’m definitely going to make these with Jack – although I may have to sneak away and eat them all for myself,yum!

  5. September 4, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    Oh my gosh! Popcorn, toffee and cookies all in 1 recipe? You’re spoiling us now 😄 These sound so tasty and the perfect Saturday night treat.

  6. September 4, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    They look amazing! I definitely need to start baking more rather than buying cookies and biscuits

  7. September 4, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    yummy, toffee and popcorn are two of my favourite flavours so definitely a winning combination for me! It looks like quite a simple recipe you could involve children with too.

  8. lindsey bray
    September 4, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Wow, these look so good! I would never have thought of adding popcorn to cookies, but I can imagine they are yummy.

  9. September 5, 2018 / 6:35 am

    I loved the first episode of GBBO and I can’t wait to watch the second one later tonight. Your biscuits sound like the perfect addition to have while watching x

  10. September 5, 2018 / 10:38 am

    These look amazing and sound delicious. The Great British Bake Off has got me craving cookies too so I’ll give these a go!

  11. Hannah
    September 5, 2018 / 10:54 am

    These look very good and I really want to try some. Theyre making me hungry now

  12. September 5, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    I’m not a fan on the GBBO I didn’t like it on the previous channel and I haven’t bothered with it since it has switched. I do however like to bake and these cookies sound very interesting and I will have to give them a try at some point.

  13. September 5, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    OK this is being pinned for future as they look SO nice and I know my kids will love that. Were watching GBBO with my kids and we are loving it!

  14. September 6, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Oh my, these look amazing, my tummy is rumbling now

  15. September 8, 2018 / 9:12 am

    Had a go at making these for my popcorn obsessed five year old the other day and they’re delicious. Will definitely be making them again!!

    Louise x

  16. September 10, 2018 / 1:14 am

    These look delicious! I’ve never had popcorn on a cookie before!

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