Once upon a time Princess Aly decided she wanted to make the most whimsical cookie in all the land. She paced around the castle trying to decide what ingredients to use. Then she remembered the first time the King took her to a circus. She was in awe of the animals and performers while surrounded by the sweet smell of popcorn. She was inspired by the memory and made what she called… Circus cookies! She took a traditional cookie recipe and added popcorn to give it an interesting texture and honey roasted peanuts to provide a great balance of sweet and salty.
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 and 1/4 brown sugar
1/4 white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup caramel popcorn, slightly crumbled
2/3 cup honey roasted peanuts
1.Take eggs and butter out about 30 min before you start so they are room temperature.
2. Sift flour with baking soda and salt and set aside.
3. Blend butter with sugar until creamy. Then add eggs and vanilla. Slowly add the flour mixture and then add chocolate, caramel, and peanuts.
4. Refrigerate dough for 1-2 hours.
5. When you’re ready to bake, line your cookie sheet with parchment paper. Preheat the oven at 325 degrees and bake for 14-16 minutes (until edges are golden brown). Cool on the sheet for 1-2 minutes then move to cooling rack.