Celebrate National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day By Putting The Raisins In Cookies. With Popcorn!

Because there's a holiday for pretty much very single thing that's ever been invented, today just so happens to be National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day.

Not even kidding.

The best way acknowledge NCCRD? By actually eating chocolate covered raisins, obviously.

Here's an opinion that's maybe not so obvious, though: There's no better way to eat chocolate covered raisins than to mix them in with a bunch of other amazing things and bake them in a cookie.

This, my friend, is truth.

And, in my kitchen, one of these “other amazing things” just so happens to be butter popcorn. Yeah, I know: Popcorn in a cookie sounds pretty weird. But have you ever tried popcorn with chocolate covered raisins at the movie theater? It's a great combination. And, uh, have you ever tried cookies? They go well with everything.

Think about it.

Actually, don't. Just trust me on it. Head out to the grocery store to get the below ingredients, and follow my instructions. You won't regret it, promise.

What you need.
• two cups of flour.
• 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda.
• 1/2 a teaspoon of salt.
• 3/4 a cup of butter.
• a cup of brown sugar.
• 1/2 a cup of granulated sugar.
• a tablespoon of vanilla extract.
• an egg .
• an egg yolk.
• a cup of chocolate covered raisins.
• a cup of popcorn.

Instructions.
1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, combine your flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk them all together. • Melt your butter completely. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, combine your brown sugar, white sugar and melted butter. Beat in your vanilla, whole egg and egg yolk. Continue beating. 
Slowly add in your flour blend. Beat after every addition.
3. Pop your popcorn. Allow it to cool, then pick out any burnt pieces and visible kernels. Using your hands, break up the popcorn some. Try to break it away from the main kernel so it will combine easily with the cookie dough. Measure into 1 cup.
4. Add your chocolate covered raisins and popcorn to your dough mix and stir by hand.
5. Roll one to two tablespoons of dough into balls and drop on a cookie sheet.
6. Bake for 13 to 16 minutes.
7. Remove from oven and let cool.
8. Marvel at what a surprisingly tasty combination this is!

Happy NCCRD, everyone!

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