Popcorn Cookies

I vote that all movie nights from here on out should include real AND cookie popcorn.  Who’s with me?  Afterall, you’ve got to have something sweet to balance out all that salt and butter, right?

Popcorn Cookies_Sweetsugarbelle 1To make popcorn cookies I used this cupcake cutter from Karen’s Cookies and trimmed just a bit off of each side.

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If you don’t have this particular cupcake you could use another version or my favorite ice cream cutter.

Popcorn Cookie Cutters

To make these cookies you will need:

  • Red piping and flood icing
  • White piping and flood icing
  • Yellow piping icing
  • Light yellow 20-second icing

Begin by outlining the bucket as pictured below.  I made a straight line across the top with a foodsafe marker so that my bucket didn’t have a wonky top.

Once the cookie is outlined flood the stripes with the appropriate color.  If bleeding is a problem let the first color dry thoroughly before moving on.  I’ve also found that drying cookies with some sort of fan really helps with bleeding issues.

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Once the bucket is complete, use light yellow icing to create a popcorn base.

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Once the base is dry use yellow piping icing to add popcorn kernels.  If you like add a little more texture with the lighter yellow icing.

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These cookies look great on their own, or you can mix them with mini-popcorn kernels.

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    Ashleigh says:

    I think I’ll advocate that cookie popcorn should be at all movie nights too! These are awesome! With a simple trim, you have a whole new cutter! I wish I had your brain when it comes to shape creativity! I don’t always comment, but I am ALWAYS admiring your work! I hope your are doing well!!!

  2. 22

    These are just the CUTEST ever!!!

  3. 23

    Oh, I just saw these! So very cute! Love how you used the cupcake cutter! Great idea!

  4. 24

    So fun!

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    Ria says:

    Just looking through your cookies gallery, and they’re soooo beautiful! I’m a newbie in this, and seeing these make me more exciting and cant wait to try making my own. Thank you for sharing the ideas!

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    Sandy says:

    WOW! Amazing cookies. I am trying it (very difficult)


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