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February 21, 2011


Filed under: Recipes — Karma @ 5:12 pm
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After our thoroughly enjoyable thaw a few days ago, I awakened to this again:

Yep, another couple inches of snow.  Mother Nature is pretty funny isn’t she?  Anyway, I went grocery shopping today and decided today would be a good day to bake a recipe I’d been planning to try for a couple weeks.  BlueBonnetBaker tweeted out her creation of a recipe called Movie Theatre Cookies.  Kettle corn and raisinets baked together in a cookie?  I was intrigued.

This recipe said it made 18 large cookies – an ice cream scoop is the recommended portion of dough.  I got 16 cookies out of the batch and have 3 teenagers in the house today, so this is a picture of the whole batch:


The verdict? Tasty!  But I didn’t really taste a lot of the popcorn flavor.  The raisinets were delicious in the cookie.  Meghan suggests using more than the 1 cup of popcorn the recipe calls for the next time I make them.  The next time – I guess that means she liked them.



  1. Must be something to do with the Return of the Snow. I’m having potato chips and beer for dessert tonight. The Raisinettes sound good. Popcorn? Dunno. (Looks dubious. Eats more potato chips.)

    Comment by Gerry — February 21, 2011 @ 7:11 pm | Reply

    • The snow gets you in a munchy sort of mood doesn’t it? I, at first, thought the popcorn sounded odd too, but it is kettle corn, which has sweetness to it.

      Comment by Karma — February 22, 2011 @ 8:24 am | Reply

  2. What a pretty winter wonderland ♥
    The cookies look good, but they’re safe from me…. the only way I like raisins are plain and chocolate covered. I don’t like them in cookies, etc.

    Comment by thedailyclick — February 21, 2011 @ 7:18 pm | Reply

    • Well these are chocolate covered raisins, Michaela! Honestly they tasted more chocolatey than raisiny in the cookie I thought! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — February 22, 2011 @ 8:25 am | Reply

  3. I wasn’t too happy about the snow, either – I had to drive to work in it!! 😦 Those cookies look fantastic, Raisinettes sound delicious – what a great idea!! The popcorn would be an interesting flavor…. I’m not a popcorn eater (I got sick of the smell after working in a movie theater full time about 15 years ago!). I’ll have to try the Raisinettes sometime, though!

    Comment by Photo By Holly — February 21, 2011 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

    • I can see how the smell of popcorn could get to you after a while at that job, Holly! Funny though, for the years I worked at Friendly’s, I never got sick of ice cream, LOL.
      Would it make a difference that it is kettlecorn? It definitely smells different!

      Comment by Karma — February 22, 2011 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  4. They look really cool – nice big chunky things!

    Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — February 21, 2011 @ 9:38 pm | Reply

    • I’m sure they will be gone by Saturday though, when we see you!

      Comment by Karma — February 22, 2011 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  5. Thanks so much for trying out the recipe, and sharing your results. Did you use kettlecorn, or normal buttered flavor popcorn? The thing I found with the kettlecorn over the buttered popcorn was that it added a sweetness I wasn’t expecting, followed by a simmer of saltiness that added a nice contrast to the raisinettes. Definitely use more if you think it didn’t add much. When I make them again, I may add more popcorn myself. I didn’t want to overwhelm the cookie though, so I started with the 1 cup. I’ve made the recipe twice, and it’s just about my favorite cookie ever now 🙂

    Comment by Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies — February 21, 2011 @ 10:16 pm | Reply

    • Hi Amber! Thanks for stopping by to read the write-up! I did use kettle corn. I’m wondering if maybe I crumbled it too small? The kids definitely want me to make them again sometime, so I may just try more popcorn. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

      Comment by Karma — February 22, 2011 @ 8:29 am | Reply

  6. Yeah, those cookies would be safe from us, too, no fans of raisins in this house. Great pics, though! And that Mother Nature… she’s hysterical!

    Comment by Becky Sue — February 22, 2011 @ 8:00 am | Reply

    • I didn’t realize there were people who don’t like raisinets! Even my non-fruit-eating hubby like raisinets, LOL. Thank you, Becky. Had to play with the WB to get the right warmth for the cookie color in that shot. Always good for me to learn more about the camera.

      Comment by Karma — February 22, 2011 @ 8:33 am | Reply

  7. You are BAD to post these! The cookies look wonderful! I was expecting chunks of popcorn, tho.

    The snow was pretty yesterday….could have done without the bitter cold and wind. Winter just won’t end….sigh.

    Comment by milkayphoto — February 22, 2011 @ 8:59 am | Reply

    • Those are some pretty tasty cookies. They have a nice chewy texture today, the day after baking.
      It is only February and we do live in New England – a bit early, I suppose, for us to be looking for winter to end. 😦

      Comment by Karma — February 22, 2011 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  8. Hang on, Karen, you WILL make it to spring! “The next time you make them.” Definitely a compliment… sometimes we miss those little compliments, glad you caught that one!

    Comment by Barbara Rodgers — February 22, 2011 @ 9:25 am | Reply

    • Thanks Barbara! I know we’ll make it – but this white landscape is getting a bit tiresome, isn’t it?

      Comment by Karma — February 22, 2011 @ 4:25 pm | Reply

  9. The snow had me munching on things I normally don’t eat, too. Those cookies look delicious! I like putting salty and sweet together so these sound really good.

    Comment by Robin — February 22, 2011 @ 4:07 pm | Reply

    • They are a surprisingly good combination. I had one today that had some bigger pieces of popcorn in them. I think that’s the way to go next time around!

      Comment by Karma — February 22, 2011 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

  10. Cookies made of popcorn and raisinets! Send me a box! I can’t avoid them at the movies anymore. Are we getting good at food photos or what?

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — February 23, 2011 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

    • They were pretty darn good cookies….urp! 😉

      Comment by Karma — February 23, 2011 @ 4:19 pm | Reply

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