Salted Caramel Apple Popcorn Cookies

Raise your hand if you love COOKIES!

It’s time for the October edition of the Creative Cookie Exchange, and this month’s theme is apples!  When I do baking in the months of October and November, I almost always aim for the inclusion of apples since they’re so readily available for picking fresh here in Wisconsin.

It’s also a given that I love any cookie with great texture.  These Salted Caramel Apple Popcorn Cookies fit perfectly into that category. Chewy, crispy, sweet, salty… all in one delicious bite!  It’s like a combination of caramel corn, salted popcorn, and caramel apples. It’s serious autumnal love!

Salted Caramel Apple Popcorn Cookies - They're a cross between a caramel apple and buttered popcorn. Get the recipe on

There are 12 other bloggers joining me on the mission to bake up cookies using apples as a primary ingredient. Scroll down and take a look at the fabulous sounding recipes, and be sure to head over and visit them.  Well, after you’ve finished baking up MINE, of course… 😉

OK, are you prepared to head into salted caramel apple popcorn perfection with me?

Grab your apron and let’s bake some popcorn cookies!

Salted Caramel Apple Popcorn Cookies from @itsyummi -  A salted popcorn based cookie that combines the flavors of caramel apples and caramel corn. A taste of autumn in every bite!

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Salted Caramel Apple Popcorn Cookies
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Recipe Category: dessert
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Yield: 30-36 cookies Adapted from: Balanced Food
  • 3 cups popped plain popcorn
  • 6 ounces (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons caramel syrup
  • 12 ounces Bob’s Low Carb baking mix (or all-purpose flour, unbleached)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup dried apples, chopped into small, bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, for coating dough before baking
  1. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and chopped apples. Set aside.
  2. Place popcorn in food processor or high powered blender and process until as fine as possible. You will find that you don't get a fine powder, that's okay. Leave in the food processor--we'll come back to the popcorn.
  3. Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat butter until well creamed, about 30 seconds, then add granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Remove about 1/4 cup, and add to the food processor with the popcorn, and process for another 30 seconds. Set aside.
  4. Add the egg to the remaining butter/sugar mixture, beat until light and fluffy, and then add the caramel syrup. Next, add the popcorn/butter mixture and the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  5. Transfer cookie dough to an airtight container, and refrigerate for about an hour before baking.
  6. To bake, heat the oven to 350. Make nickel to quarter-sized balls of dough (depending on how big you like your cookies), toss in granulated sugar, and then bake for 7-9 minutes. Remove pan from oven and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely, and then enjoy with a warm beverage.
  7. It's YUMMI!

Salted Caramel Apple Popcorn Cookies from @itsyummi - they're sweet & salty perfection!

Here are the rest of the cookie contributions. Yum!


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  1. Vanessa says

    Your photography is superb and your cookies look delicious. I have never thought to put popcorn in a cookie. Another one to pop on my to do list!


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