My husband and I are mad movie fiends. We don’t generally have a lot in common (opposites attract right?) but luckily both of our ideal Friday nights in to snuggle on the couch with our cats and a good film. Oh, and snacks. Lots of snacks.
Don’t get me wrong, we don’t always agree on movie choices; I love BBC period dramas that I could never get him to watch and he has some seriously dull, drama filled loves that are just too dark and dreary for my tastes. But we make do.
So this weekend we had another Netflix night on the cards, watching Let the Right one in -the Swedish sub-title original; we can be a little pretentious 😉 – and I couldn’t decide if I wanted sweet or salty snacks. I’d seen the popcorn cookie on Joy the Baker and decided to give them a go with a bit of an extra decadence to satisfy my sweet tooth.
And thus; Netflix and Chill; the Cookie was created!
Take your favourite chocolately movie treat (caramel mates in my case), dark choc chips, hot buttered popcorn and roll it all into one oozey mess. YUM.
Recipe is as easy as can be:
50g butter (softened to room temp)
50g brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
75g white sugar
2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
220g self raising flour
1/2 packet nestle dark choc chips
1 packet of mates roughly chopped
About 1/3 of a 100g of microwave popcorn, cooked as per directions
Pre heat oven o 180 degrees.
Cream butter, margarine, vanilla and sugars together until pale and smooth. (I use two types of sugar and both white sugar and brown sugar to get the perfect mix of crunchy, buttery and soft that I like in my cookies).
Add condensed milk,choc chips and mates and mix until well combined.
Stir in flour until a smooth dough forms and carefully add in popcorn as the last addition; be a little wary not to break these up too much for the best effect. Place onto your lined cookie tray with a little room around to allow for any spread; the mates will melt and ooze!
Roll into small balls and bake for about 9-12 minutes. As with any cookies these will be baked to taste; I like these blonder which keeps them nice and soft- bake them for longer if you like them golden brown and crunchier.