Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fun with bacon!

I'm hosting a cookie swap today, so while I'm waiting for everyone to arrive I thought I'd post the recipe I made. I've been wanting to play with bacon in a dessert for some time now, and I figured this was the perfect opportunity!


Everything's ready to go, so we'll see how everyone likes them!



Maple Toffee Oatmeal Cookies w/Bacon
adapted from Baking Bites
Yield ~24


1c white whole wheat flour (or WW pastry or AP flour)
1/2t cinnamon
1/2t baking soda
1/2t baking powder
1/4t salt
1 stick butter (I use Smart Balance 50/50 Omega sticks)
1/3c brown sugar (not packed)
1/3c maple syrup
1 egg
1c old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2c toffee bits
1/2c diced brown-sugar bacon (~5 slices, depending on the variety)

Preheat oven to 375.

Line baking sheet with foil (for easy clean up) and place a cooling rack on top of the foil. Place 5-6 strips of bacon on the rack. Sprinkle with 1-2T brown sugar and bake until bacon is crispy. Cool, then dice. You'll want ~1/2c for the cookies.

In a small bowl, stir together first 5 ingredients (flour through salt).

Cream together butter and sugar. When light and fluffy, add maple syrup and egg, then continue beating until well combined. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour mixture. Then add in oats, toffee and bacon and mix well.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop cookies onto cookie sheet a few inches apart. Bake 8-12min, depending on the size (1T size cookies will take ~10min, larger cookies will take longer. Cool on a wire rack.

35 comments:

Erica said...

Such a different cookie! I'm sure they will be loved. Let us know the reviews!! Have fun at your swap

moretolifethanlettuce said...

cookie swaps are a great idea, yours are definitely unique!

Kelly said...

Awesome...bacon in a cookie...now that is creative cooking!

Dawn said...

bacon makes everything better of course they will devour them!

Lisa said...

oooh what great looking cookies! I am loving the idea of a cookie swap too :)

Lauren said...

SO bummed I couldn't make it today... these cookies sound intriguing, and Tina's recap of the swap was great! I love that you made Murphy some doggie treats :)

Next time, I will definitely be there.

Christina said...

Once won't kill you!

I'm still on the fence about the sweet bacon thing, though I'd have to actually try it before I make up my mind for sure.

Adrienne said...

Well, I liked them! I liked that you could taste the smokey savoriness of the bacon without being overwhelmed with brown sugar. And thanks for hosting today, it was fun!

Kelly said...

the cookie swap is SUCH a great idea!

allijag said...

You really are a recipe genius! :) I saw Tina's recap - and I have to say - looks like an absolute blast (and im just a TEENSY bit jealous i dont live in boston right now!) ;)

Maria said...

Nice creation. I love cookie swaps. I just saw Tina's post too:)

Rosiecat said...

What, no sneak taste preview before the swap? :-)

Now, I know I'm a vegetarian and I probably shouldn't say this, but I love that shot of the bacon, ready for its baking time. Great photo, Shannon!

Elina said...

Thanks for hosting such a fun party, Shannon. I LOVED all the cookies - what a great idea for food bloggers! I loved your cookies. The bacon was really subtle. Yummy :D

sophia said...

cookie with bacon...holy...moly...shites! yum! I wonder if I can have this for breakfast?

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

bacon in cookies? girl that's original!!!! I have never ever heard of that, wow!


have a great week, shannon!!!!!

kitchenbelle said...

Thank you for organizing the cookie swap! It was so much fun. It might need to become an annual event! :-)

Jen @ Tiny Urban Kitchen said...

So bummed I missed it too! Those lucky people that get to try your bacon cookie! :)

biz319 said...

Um, pretty sure anything is better with bacon!!

Happy Monday Shannon!

RhodeyGirl said...

The swap looked so awesome. I am so jealous!

chrystad72 said...

what an interesting cookie combination. I bet its really good with the sweet and salty contrast. How creative!! Take care hon!

Joanne said...

I have recently been talking about putting bacon in cookies! So funny that you did it...we are on the same wavelength. I wish I could be at your cookie swap. So I could eat these! They look amazing.

Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

I go nuts for maple and bacon, great recipe!

BOBBI McCORMICK said...

HOLY YUM!!! Hubbers would love these!

pigpigscorner said...

oh man...I've been wanting to put bacon in baked goods for a long time but I'm worried noone would eat it!

Jess said...

Those look so good but I'm scared of the bacon in cookies. Let us know how they taste.

Super interesting nuval post. Sad about the Puffins. :(

Esi said...

I'll take a cookie please (or ten)

Travel Eat Love said...

My husband would love this recipe! I will have to try it.

Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com said...

Bacon in cookies is one of the best ideas EVER! I loved this recipe (as well as my husband). There was just the right amount bacon and maple flavor. Nice job! Your cookie swap was so much fun! Thank you for hosting and for all the wonderful food. It was nice to see you twice this weekend!

Diana said...

FUN idea! I think there is definitely a bacon subculture out there, the likes of which I don't fully comprehend. Was just on a chocolate website today and they sell chocolate-chip bacon pancake mix. I guess it saves you the trouble of preparing 2 dishes for breakfast! Haha...

Bridget said...

Hey Shannon!
Thanks so much for hosting on Sunday! It was really fun, and of course delicious. Your cookies are sooo good, and so unique! Hope to see you again soon!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love your unique addition of bacon in these cookies, sounds excellent!

Kerstin said...

Thanks again for hosting such a fun event :) I'd never had bacon in cookies before and really enjoyed these - they were so well balanced and yummy!

Daryl said...

I know you aren't a big beer drinker, but Watch City Brewing Company (over in Waltham) had a cask of Bacon Rauchbier on Tuesday night. The waiter was kind enough to accompany it with a Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie baked by his girlfriend. It was all very tasty.

MichellePC said...

This is such a unique (and brave) idea! I could live off bacon alone, so I'm eager to try this recipe out. ;)

Sarah said...

You are CRAZY, I LOVE it!!!

:-)

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