Movie Night Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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It's time to take your chocolate chip cookies to the next level! These sweet and salty movie night chocolate chip cookies are full of all sorts of treats. Perfect for a night in!
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Yield: 36 cookies
Ingredients
  • 2¾ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • ¾ c. granulated sugar
  • 1¼ c. brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. popped kettle corn
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • ½ c. M&M's (regular or mini)
  • ⅓ c. pretzel bits, broken
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats, set aside.
  2. Place butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30-45 seconds (full strength) or until it's almost completely melted but has a few soft pieces left.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), beat together butter, sugars and vanilla for 1 minute. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between additions. Turn mixing speed to low and gradually add in the dry ingredients. Beat until just combined or until a soft dough forms. Fold in the popcorn, chocolate chips, M&Ms, and pretzel bits. Now you can either bake the dough straight away or chill it for 2-3 hours for thicker, chewier cookies.
  5. To bake the cookies, using a standard size cookie scoop (approximately 1.5 tbsp.) to form balls of dough. Place onto the prepared sheets, leaving at least 2 inches in between.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating the sheet half way through the baking process. Remove from oven when cookies are golden brown in color around the edges. Let cookies cool on pan for 3-4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
-Try adding toffee bits or caramel corn instead of kettle corn to these cookies!


Recipe source: adapted from my Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe by Life Made Simple at https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/movie-night-chocolate-chip-cookies/