Sugar Cookie Popcorn is a delicious blend of popcorn and sugar cookie flavor. This sweet and salty treat is ready with a few simple steps and perfect for movie night.

Sugar cookie popcorn in a bowl.
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Sugar Cookie popcorn is a delicious holiday sugar cookie flavored coated popcorn. It’s decorated with holiday sprinkles and always a hit year after year. The rich flavor of Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Recipe is so delicious with popcorn. I have also been making Sugar Cookie Dip and Strawberry Lemonade Sugar Cookie Bars for years.

Popcorn is inexpensive and so delicious. The entire family also requests White Chocolate Popcorn and Caramel Apple Popcorn. I have been making these for years.

Why We Love This Recipe

Everything you love most about sugar cookies is packed into this sweet and salty treat. The kids love when we top it with sprinkles, and it is fun and easy to change for various occasions.

This simple and scrumptious snack is a hit with both children and grown-ups. It also makes a great gift.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Sugar cookie popcorn - popcorn, vanilla, sprinkles, candy melts.
  • Popped Popcorn. You can use microwave popcorn, store bought or anything you prefer.
  • Vanilla Extract. Pure vanilla extract is best in this recipe.
  • Sprinkles. This is optional but makes it look so festive.

Find the entire ingredients for this recipe in the recipe card.

Variations

  • Popcorn. Change up the flavor and use Cracker Jack popcorn in this recipe. Cracker jack holiday sugar cookie popcorn is sweet and delicious.
  • Sprinkles. Feel free to use any type of sprinkles you prefer or need to coordinate for the occasion.
  • Chocolate. The white chocolate definitely gives the recipe the sugar cookie flavor. However, chocolate fans can drizzle milk chocolate on top for the desired chocolate taste.
  • Candy Melts. You can purchase these in an assortment of colors that are perfect for any occasion.
  • Add ins. Sprinkle sugar cookie crumbs and pieces into the popcorn mixture. You can use store bought or bake your own sugar cookies to use. Other fun mix-ins include pretzels, animal crackers, candy bars and more.
  • Step 1. Prepare the baking sheet. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
Popcorn spread on baking sheet.

Step 2. Make the popcorn. Then pop the popcorn and spread it out on the baking sheet. Remove any unpopped kernels.

Melted butter in bowl.

Step 3. Combine the unsalted butter and extract in a small to medium bowl.

Butter mixture poured over popcorn.

Step 4. Drizzle this mixture over the popcorn.  Make sure to thoroughly coat all of the popcorn.

Melted candy melts poured over popcorn on pan.

Step 5. Melt vanilla candy melts. Place the melting white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is melted. 

Melted white chocolate poured over the popcorn.

Step 6. Then drizzle the melted white chocolate over the popcorn.

Sprinkles on top of popcorn.

Step 7. Top the popcorn with the sprinkles.  Allow to harden. Then break into pieces.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store the popcorn?

Store the leftovers in an airtight container up to 5 days. It will began to soften the longer it sits.

Can this be made for other holidays?

Yes, this definitely can be adapted to use for other holidays and occasions. Simply swap out the sprinkles for other colors and themes.

You can also use candy melts in various colors to drizzle on top. Try pastels for Spring or Easter, red and white for Christmas and matching colors for party themes.

How long does it take to prepare?

This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prepare. Then the added time to harden before breaking. The preparation time and necessary waiting time combined are still less than 45 minutes.

Sugar cookie popcorn in a bowl.

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Sugar Cookie Popcorn

5 from 3 votes
Sugar Cookie Popcorn is a delicious blend of popcorn and sugar cookie flavor. This sweet and salty treat is ready with a few simple steps and perfect for movie night.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 232

Ingredients

  • 9 cups Popped Popcorn approximately 3 bags
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter melted
  • 1 cup White Melting Chocolate
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • Sprinkles
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Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Pop the popcorn and spread it out on the baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, vanilla extract and almond extract.  Drizzle this mixture over the popcorn.
  • Place the melting white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is melted.
  • Then drizzle the melted white chocolate over the popcorn as well.
  • Top the popcorn with the sprinkles.
  • Let the popcorn harden at room temperature.
  • Break the popcorn into pieces and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 232kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 3g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 15mg, Potassium 209mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 11g, Vitamin A 83IU, Calcium 20mg, Iron 2mg

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