3/4cupdried appleschopped into small, bite-sized pieces
3cupspopped unbuttered popcorn
3/4cupunsalted butterroom temperature
1/2cupdark brown sugarpacked
1/4cupgranulated sugarfor coating dough before baking
Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and chopped apples. Set aside.
Place popcorn in food processor or high powered blender and process as finely as possible. If you don't get a fine powder, that's okay. Leave popcorn in the food processor for now.
Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat butter until well creamed, about 1 minute, 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.
Add the egg to the stand mixer with the remaining butter/sugar mixture and beat until light and fluffy, and then mix in the caramel syrup.
Add the popcorn/butter mixture and the flour mixture to the stand mixer bowl and mix on low speed, just until combined.
Transfer cookie dough to an airtight container, and refrigerate for about an hour before baking.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Make nickel to quarter-sized balls of dough (depending on how big you like your cookies), toss in granulated sugar, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Place pan in oven and bake cookies 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.
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