Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Popcorn Cookies

so i was strolling through Target one day and in the great dollar section i found these cool popcorn containers. you know the tall red & white ones? so i grabbed a few knowing i would use them for a cool cookie project i have seen before online. ive seen this done before but i have a hard time always remembering where i have seen it. we all get inspired by so many things online and when i try something similar i like to give credit to where i saw it before. Sweet Hope Cookies is where i have seen popcorn cookies before. i did mine a little different but i got the idea from her. 

i added some LorAnn Oils - Butter Vanilla Bakery Emulsion to the cookie dough & to the icing. YUM!
i wanted the popcorn to look extra buttery so this is how i made popcorn cookies...
i used the BEE cutter from this set i got from Wilton. i also used AmeriColor Egg Yellow for the yellows. when making my yellow flood icing i made sure one was darker than the other. so two shades of yellow and then another mixture of just white.
 here is what i did step by step...
the beauty of making these cookies is they do not need to be perfect.
popcorn comes in all different shades and sizes so how ever it turns out it turns out ;)
i think they are a great gift idea. give them to someone with some movie tickets or even add some real popped popcorn in the mix and have them for a kids birthday party.
its so FUN!!!


  1. Stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to show yous some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :)def a SUPER cute idea!!


  2. What a cute idea!!! I've been wanting to get those popcorn containers for the longest, but couldn't come up with a good enough "excuse"...Now I have one! Will definitely be trying these. Thanks for the tutorial.

    1. Thank you Kim! these cookies are a lot of fun and so easy.