Experimenting with unusual ingredients can produce an irresistible batch of cookies. In this recipe, caramel and popcorn pieces create the ultimate combination of salty and sweet—in cookie form!
Serves 50 (serving size: 1 cookie)
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add egg; beat just until blended. Beat in flour, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Stir crushed hard caramel candies and 1/8 teaspoon salt into cookie dough. Prepare microwave popcorn according to package directions. Stir 3 cups prepared popcorn into cookie dough with a rubber spatula. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.