So here’s how this goes: you start with a basic light chocolate chip cookie dough…but when it comes to the part where you stir in the chips, you are also going to stir in some popcorn. You need to pop your own (and if you have never done this, it’s as easy as putting about a 1/4 cup of popcorn in a plain old brown paper lunch bag, rolling the top down and microwaving it for about 2 minutes. You’ll never buy those chemical-infused expensive microwave popcorn bags again!) Once your popcorn is popped, salt it a little – no butter though – and crush it just a little in your hands. Once the cookies are done, they are a perfect mix of sweet chocolate, salty-crunchy popcorn and cookie. Light and sweet and scrumptious.
Clearly I need to figure out a cookie version of pretzels. They are up there in my snack cabinet as we speak feeling all left out.