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« on: July 08, 2013 11:06:30 AM »

Okay everyone!
Long story short, back in 2010 I was chatting with a friend who said "Bacon's awesome. Cookies are awesome. Why hasn't anyone put them together?" I was on a mission. After a few failed attempts I devised a workable recipe and brought a container full of bacon cookies to said friend's Xmas party.

A strikingly handsome boy I'd never met was at that party. He happened to also have a deep appreciation for bacon. We talked all night, he ate about 10 of my cookies and after he tasted the first one, he (jokingly) proposed.
Fast forward to now: the boy and I have lived together for nearly 2 years and he still loves my cookies. Cheesy
So, here's the recipe. These cookies are basically magical.

Allison's Bacon Cookies

1. Take 8 slices of bacon and toss in brown sugar so both sides are thinly coated. Place on tinfoil or parchment paper and bake in a 400 oven, flipping once so both sides are dark and shiny. I left them in for about 12 minutes total - but if you like your bacon with more crunch, 15 minutes should do. When the bacon cools, chop it up and set aside. OH! and Save the fat! For god's sake, save the fat! Collect as much as you can and stick it in the freezer for now.

2. Pre-heat your oven to 350. When the bacon fat has cooled, measure it out. Top it up with softened butter to make 1 cup in total. In a bowl add to butter/fat mixture
*1/4 cup powdered sugar
*1/4 cup granulated sugar
*2 tsp vanilla extract
Cream together until smooth. At this point, add
*1 2/3 cups flour
to the mix in small batches. Once combined, add
*2-3 tbsps of maple syrup
and throw in most of your bacon (if you want to save some for garnish - if not, throw it all in)
Mix well

3. Shape into small discs and bake those puppies for 10-12 minutes, just until the edges start looking golden.

4. Just for an extra kick (because they're not unhealthy enough) I did a very thin glaze on top of the cookies. 1/3 cup sifted powdered sugar, 1 tbsp maple syrup and 2 tbsp milk mixed together until smooth and spooned over the cookies. I garnished with a piece of bacon on top and voila!

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013 11:13:54 AM »

Awesome story! Thanks for sharing the recipe, they sound delicious!
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013 11:22:04 AM »

Why are we not neighbors?! These sound awesome! I must bake them for my bacon loving boyfriend. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013 11:35:37 AM »

Thanks ladies! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013 11:53:53 AM »

These look AMAZING!  Thanks for sharing your story and your recipe.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2013 12:50:20 PM »

Ha ha ha this is AWESOME!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2013 02:24:37 PM »

Thanks! I love the cookies, but the story is kind of my favorite part Wink
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2013 03:50:53 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2013 05:20:32 PM »

Oh my god. I will be making these... like tonight.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2013 06:44:44 PM »

Hilarious AND delicious.  What more could you ask for?   Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2013 08:46:34 PM »

You are adorable and so is your story!!  Cheesy  Back in the day, that's how we snagged guys...cooking/baking for them  Shocked   Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013 07:39:19 AM »

You are adorable and so is your story!!  Cheesy  Back in the day, that's how we snagged guys...cooking/baking for them  Shocked   Cheesy Cheesy

Aww, thank you! I know. It's an old saying but the way to a man's heart really IS through his stomach! Wink
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2013 10:41:58 AM »

These sound amazing! And we love the cheeky name  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2013 08:35:24 AM »

i have heard bacon is good in desserts never actually tried it though
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2013 03:36:43 PM »

Well I don't need a boyfriend...but I may have to try these anyway!
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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2013 08:53:43 AM »

Well I don't need a boyfriend...but I may have to try these anyway!

Haha, they're pretty tasty with or without the boy attached Wink
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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2014 08:15:30 AM »

My husband ate some bacon donuts at the Super Bowl party we went to and loved them. I may have to make him these cookies! Thanks for sharing, and congrats on being "Best Of"!
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