As part of our scouring-the-Internet-to-look-for-the-most-amazing-recipes, today we bring you the best bacon cookie recipes we could find. Bacon and cookies may not seem the most intuitive combination ever, but they do awesomely match. Think of it this way: the cookie says, “COMFORT!” while the bacon says, “EAT ME!” (Well, they both kinda say that, but the bacon is louder.) And, fortunately, the Internet is literally bursting at the seams with delicious bacon cookie recipes. A few of our favourites follow after the jump.
1. Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
There’s probably a hundred and one bacon and chocolate chip cookie recipes floating around the Internet. Actually, it’s the Internet, so there’s probably a few million. So how to choose? Fortunately, most of them seem pretty similar, and this one seems like a good place to start. Not that there’s much you need to know to make bacon cookies delicious: just combine chocolate chip batter with some candied bacon.
2. Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
The author of this post says that she came up with this recipe after she heard about an older fellow who used to make bacon and peanut butter sandwiches. The result of that inspiration is this recipe, which – surprisingly enough – has only five ingredients. This means it is butterless and flourless: a potential super-sweet advantage if you need some gluten-free meals. But isn’t that just like bacon? Always thinking outside of the box!
3. Chocolate Chip Maple Bacon Cookies
Hey, you know how I said that the Internet was stuffed full of bacon and chocolate chip cookies? Well, the smart recipe makers are the ones who make some delicious variation on this theme. This recipe gives you all of the goodness of chocolate chip and sneaks in some real maple syrup flavouring. Of course, you could probably just use some maple bacon in the above recipe, but doesn’t cheating ruin the game for everyone else? And the real maple syrup will definitely up the Canadiana factor. Go for it!
4. Love Me Tender, Peanut Butter, Bacon and Banana Cookies
Obviously inspired by the King’s favourite sandwich, these cookies combine peanut butter, bacon and bananas in a mixture they has clearly been waiting to be invented since the dawn of time. It also features some fairly strange ingredients (aside from bacon) for a recipe, including Worcesteshire sauce and red pepper. I know it sounds a bit scary, but how else are you ever going to grow, except by trying new things?
5. Smoky Bacon Ginger Cookies
Ginger and bacon go well together: the spiciness of the ginger helps balance out some of the savouriness of bacon. And although we might think that ginger is only a winter-time seasoning, I think that getting paired to bacon makes it an all-year-round thing. In any case, I’m all for these cookies. Yum!
What do you think of our bacon cookie recipes? Do you have a favourite bacon cookie recipe? Please share it with us if you do!