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?
To make popcorn cookies I used this cupcake cutter from Karen’s Cookies and trimmed just a bit off of each side.
If you don’t have this particular cupcake you could use another version or my favorite ice cream cutter.
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.
Once the bucket is complete, use light yellow icing to create a popcorn base.
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.
These cookies look great on their own, or you can mix them with mini-popcorn kernels.
If you like these cookies you may also enjoy these fun ideas:
Aww these are so cute!
I love the way your mind works when it comes to double duty cookie cutters. I used to make a popcorn cookie similar to yours but made my own template and then hand cut each cookie. It was a pain in the butt!!! Your kernels look spectacular and almost like a butter/cheesy popcorn mix! YUM!!
I’ve been working on some painted popcorn bowls today so I guess we’re of similar minds today 🙂
I LOVE your popcorn painting…I am going to have to go stalk you for a bit =)
These are SO fun!!! Awesome job as always Callye!
I’m with ya, Callye! Movie night should include real popcorn and YOUR popcorn cookies:) Too cute!
I made the exact same cookies last month using my cupcake-shaped cookie cutter, but your popcorn cookies are sooooo much better looking! How are you so awesome? Thanks for the tutorial for next time.
You’re so great at giving your cookies texture, Callye! It really takes the design to a whole new level. These are perfect for movie night. Give me a cookie over popcorn any night of the week!
I agree that you always need something sweet to balance out all that salt! Beautiful cookies, almost to beautiful to eat 🙂
I LOVE popcorn!! I could live off of it! As long as I could also eat cupcakes! I mean seriously! A cupcake popcorn cookie is just the best thing EVERRRRRR!
I wish we were neighbors, so I could sit and watch you make cookies. I would set up a little spy station in my kitchen with a notebook and a binoculars and a cup of tea and I would peer into your kitchen and see what cutter your had in had and try to guess what you were going to make! Oh man! That is the best day ever!! Is there a house across from you that peers directly into yours? Is it for sale by chance? Does it have a yellow door? I’ve always wanted a house with a bright yellow door! Or maybe a yellow house with a bright red door!! Or a light grey stone house with a big red door and those big widows and a big fancy kitchen with lots of pretty cupboards and and a cozy reading nook with an old fashion roll-top desk, so I could hide treasures in it!
Oh man! That escalated quickly! Lets just still be friends and forget all about this! Unless the house I described IS directly across from you! In which case everyone else needs to know, I called dibs first!
I love all the texture and detail!! Adorable.
My mom’s a popcorn nut! She’ll love these! 🙂
Holy cow! These are so flippin’ adorable. You are one talented lady!
I for sure want popcorn AND one of your super cute popcorn cookies! ( Maybe we could watch Star Wars??)
No way! These are the best! You are so clever and creative with your cookies, I mean popcorn cookies – wow! I adore these!
Love, love, love!
So awesome–now if only we could make them taste like popcorn!
You are such and smart “cookie”. Lovely cookies, this is my kind of pop corn!
These poppin’ rock. I keep coming back to look!
These make me so happy! (And hungry… may need to have popcorn and cookies for lunch today!)
You amaze me girl! Fabulous and the perfect idea for my movie party supplies collection. Don’t be surprised if you’re featured in the coming weeks. 😉
These are such fun to make and yours turned out wonderfully!
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!!!
These are just the CUTEST ever!!!
Oh, I just saw these! So very cute! Love how you used the cupcake cutter! Great idea!
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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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WOW! Amazing cookies. I am trying it (very difficult)
Which royal icing recipe do you use?
love this cookie. do you happen to have a video on how to make this cookie, or do you sell them??
What cookie cutter did u use to make the small kernels?
OH Wow! I have to make poppy popcorn from Shopkins and was thinking what cookie cutter I could use! I should have know you would figure it out! So Happy!