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"popcorn" cookies…snacks, part two

As promised, part two of my “snacks for the Super Bowl” series. (Can it be called a “series” with only two?) This time: popcorn.

how to make “popcorn” cookies you will need:*
mini circle cutter
frosting colors (black, white, yellow)

3 frosting bags
3 couplers

3 decorating tips (2 of size “3”, 1 of size “4”)

3 rubber bands

*Find the above at any craft store in the baking aisle. I used a 1 1/4-inch circle, but you can use any in the 1 to 2 inch size. You can find concentrated paste coloring in the craft store, but I use Americolor soft gel pastes (harder to find, but click the link for tips on where to buy, also available at Here, I used Super Black, Egg Yellow and Bright White).

step one: bake your cookies
Make and chill cookie dough according to recipe. Roll out and cut out circles. Pinch the sides of the circle (towards the top, not right in the center) and flatten back in shape with fingers if needed. Bake on a parchment paper-lined tray as directed by recipe and let cool.step two: prepare your frosting
Prepare frosting according to recipe and make three colors: black, white and light yellow. Prepare three frosting bags and fill with each color, using “3” tips for the black and yellow and a “4” tip for the white. Tie closed tightly with a rubber band.

step three: decorate your cookies
Outline shape with black frosting. Let set about 15 minutes (or by the time you outline all of the cookies). Pipe highlights with the yellow and let set. Fill the rest of the popcorn by piping with the white frosting. Let dry overnight at room temperature before packaging or handling.

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  1. Suburban Princess
    Posted January 31, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Permalink


  2. cookies and cups
    Posted January 31, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    very cute! the kids would love these, especially in the popcorn bucket!

  3. steph
    Posted January 31, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    Super Cute!!

  4. Kate
    Posted January 31, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Ok SERIOUSLY!?!?

    These cookies are adorable!! I can't wait to try them myself! Thanks so much for the step by step.

    You're terrific!

  5. Grimmy
    Posted January 31, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    really creative. and bite size. awesome.

  6. Sue Sparks
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    You never cease to amaze me!

  7. unmacaronrose
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 3:42 am | Permalink

    Cute idea! They look adorable with that popcorn box.

  8. Marian (Sweetopia)
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    How clever! Your pictures are always so well done too!! Eye-candy for sure!

  9. Cookie is my hero!
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 4:05 am | Permalink

    WOW!- Now that's something you don't come across every day! Very creative!

  10. Pink Martini
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    Unbelievabley cute!!!

  11. Gala
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    This is such a great idea!

  12. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    These are adorable! Love them spilling out of the popcorn container!

  13. Sarah-Lyn
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    These are freakin' awesome!! Thanks for the tutorial too :)


  14. Cakebrain
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    how cute!

  15. Stefania
    Posted February 2, 2010 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    Now that is brilliant!

  16. Sara
    Posted February 2, 2010 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    So cute! I love these. :)

  17. kudoskookies
    Posted February 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Yep, they're adorable. I've not seen the single kernels done before. I do an entire box of popcorn but am lovin these.
    Renee of

  18. Chic Cookies
    Posted February 2, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    You are all waaay too nice to me! Just popped over to your site, Renee, very cute cookies! Oh yes, I've done the whole box before too, always a hit at my old store(and movie tix, and movie cameras and everything remotely related to popcorn. I think there is no object you can name that I've not put on a cookie! love this medium…).

  19. Deanna
    Posted February 5, 2010 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    Too cute! Thinking this would make great end of the year teacher gifts with a GC to blockbuster! :)

  20. Chic Cookies
    Posted February 5, 2010 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    Definitely…I've done the same thing before! (In fact, I usually give a decorated cookie whenever I give gift cards. Just adds a little extra something. And makes it personalized.)

  21. Candy and Cake
    Posted February 6, 2010 at 2:15 am | Permalink

    Love these!!!

  22. Amanda
    Posted February 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    These are awesome!

  23. TidyMom
    Posted April 29, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    These are just adorable!!

  24. The Fancy Lady
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    you can also use an upside down mini skull cutter it gives you the same shape i might try that!

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