Today, I woke up later than usual, cleaned my neglected kitchen and ate some leftover broccoli soup. By the time I looked up it was 2 pm. Whoa. I had literally dreamt about making caramel popcorn for a few hours at that point. Originally, about 2 weeks ago my brother mentioned popcorn balls and I decided I wanted to make a few. Then it turned into beer orange peel caramel popcorn balls.. and then just caramel popcorn with maybe some chocolate chips? Pecans? BOTH?! So at around 3 pm I got to work on some caramel popcorn. That’s when things went terribly wrong, but in the end I came out with a beautiful and perfect result after the heartbreak of having a terrible batch that was supposed to be awesome. Oh, and my washing machine broke.
I made about 30 of these last night. I gave Justin the choice between chocolate or ginger cookies.. even though I knew he’d choose ginger hands down. I then remembered I had some cute little cookie cutters from halloween last year. They worked beautifully with this dough. It’s firm and doesn’t spread while baking hardly at all. Justin loved them, and even though I wanted the chocolate ones, I ended up being happy in the end.