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Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Popcorn Streusel Tops

Flat lay of Dorie Greenspan's Popcorn Streusel Tops from Dorie's CookiesThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was a strange one indeed – involving corn kernels in a shortbread-y type cookie (containing cornmeal) with popcorn and streusel on top. Uh, right… Sounds like a lot going on…

Dorie explains that a version of this cookie was originally made for Beurre & Sel events but it never went into production at the store, simply because it has a lot of extra ingredients that the tiny kitchen wasn’t able to store. It’s certainly not a combination I would ever have imagined…

The base of the cookie is a cornmeal shortbread run through with corn (fresh, frozen or canned). On top of that is popcorn. And on top of that is streusel. It’s a great cookie and, although it’s got three parts, it never seems over the top except in its deliciousness.

Dorie Greenspan's Popcorn Streusel Tops from Dorie's CookiesI’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t crazy about the idea of corn in the shortbread but loved the idea of popcorn streusel on top. And, I mean, Dorie rarely steers us wrong so…

These come together really quickly (the streusel need a spell in the fridge – I popped mine in the freezer to speed up the chill process) and you scoop the cookie dough into muffin tins with a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop to make sure they are nice and round. I made 1/4 of the recipe which produced exactly 7 cookies (no way did I need 28 cookies around the house this past weekend and, well, I wasn’t sure we would like them…).

Rows of Dorie Greenspan's Popcorn Streusel Tops from Dorie's Cookies

I shared most of these cookies with neighbours who reported that they loved the “strange but good” cookies and Neil and I split one. He wasn’t a fan but I curiously (as in, I wasn’t expecting to) loved them! What a fun, unexpected cookie!

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Popcorn Streusel Tops on p 377 of Dorie’s Cookies!

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3 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Popcorn Streusel Tops

  1. Geoff September 15, 2020 at 18:27 #

    Streusel buns – in Adelaide (down under) you used to be able to buy them. It was like a flat rock cake with streusel on top (I never knew what the streusel was, I assumed some kind of icing). Anyway, sliced through the middle and then slathered with butter, there was no better snack.
    A nice memory, Mardi.

  2. Cakelaw September 15, 2020 at 18:42 #

    Yes, I liked these way more than I expected to. I made a half batch and gave all but 2 to the neighbours because I already have pandemic tum from being locked down.

  3. Diane Zwang September 19, 2020 at 11:46 #

    Strange but good is true. Not normal to have corn in a cookie but my husband sure loves these especially since he likes corn.

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