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Movie Night Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Movie Night Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These sweet and salty movie night chocolate chip cookies are full of M&Ms, pretzel bits and kettle corn. Perfect for a movie night in!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Life Made Simple Team


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup popped kettle corn
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms (regular or mini)
  • 1/3 cup pretzel bits broken


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats, set aside.
  • 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.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


-Try adding toffee bits or caramel corn instead of kettle corn to these cookies!


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg