Indiana Popcorn Cookies

Decadent, buttery Indiana Popcorn Cookies: The perfect combo of sweet and salty, all wrapped up in a yummy cookie!

Veggies First Then Dessert: Indiana Popcorn Cookies

My home state of Indiana is the leading producer of corn in the United States. So when a cooking group I belong to, announced we would be making regional favorite recipes this week, I knew right away I would be sharing a recipe highlighting corn.

But, I wanted the recipe to be unique, so I went to one of my favorite sites, Taste of Home. I wasn't disappointed either, and found the perfect recipe for popcorn cookies! I was surprised that the cook who submitted the recipe, only lives about 35 miles from me! Small world, huh?

Indiana Popcorn Cookies: Veggies First Then Dessert

Popcorn in a cookie? Have you ever enjoyed chocolate covered pretzels, or salted caramel sauce? Then you'll be amazing at what buttery, salty popcorn can do for a chocolate chip cookie.

When I get a craving for a snack, sometimes I'm in the mood for something sweet, and other times, I want a salty treat instead. When I can combine the two into one though... I am beyond happy! These cookies are deliciously sweet and salty, with slightly crunchy edges, a soft center, and chewy texture. So good!

Indiana Popcorn Cookies - Veggies First Then Dessert

What recipes are popular where you live? This week Christie asked us to get creative and make a recipe that is found regionally. Be sure to check out our other #OurFamilyTable group members delicious recipes below!

Printable recipe

Indiana Popcorn Cookies


1/2 cup (1 stick) vegan butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking mix
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 cups popped popcorn, lightly crushed (Make sure to remove any unpopped kernels)
1 cup Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350° F.
In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually beat into creamed sugar mixture.
Fold in popcorn, chocolate chips, and pecans with a rubber spatula.
Roll dough into balls about the size of a walnut and place 2 inches apart onto greased or silpat mat lined baking sheets. Flatten slightly, then bake for 13-15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Veggies First Then Dessert: Popcorn Cookies

  • Recipe source: Taste of Home
  • Regular all-purpose flour may be used, if gluten isn't an issue for you, as well as regular butter and chocolate chips if you can tolerate dairy.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

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