Yes, you read that right….Maple Bacon Cookies!
Two ingredients that just speak to Canadians are maple syrup and bacon!
After hearing about so many sweet goodies made with bacon, and being a lover of that sweet and salty combination I decided to try adding bacon to a simple maple cookie recipe. I was so lucky to be gifted two bottles of pure maple syrup recently and was happy to put it to good use!
The crispy bacon adds a nice texture and bit of a crunch to this otherwise soft, chewy cookie
This recipe makes a huge batch. I had enough to send to work with Tim, and some left over to take to our Bible study group.
Even put a few aside for my sister…..who always stops by after all the baking has left the house!
This will make a nice addition to our Canada Day barbecue, not to mention a summer picnic or potluck. This is sturdy cookie that pack well without crumbling or falling apart if packed with a bit of care.
What is your favorite recipe to bake with bacon?!
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- 6 to 8 slices bacon
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp maple extract
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 to 2 tbsp. milk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange bacon in single layer
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until very crisp
- Allow to cool. (This step can be done ahead of time)
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg, maple syrup and maple extract and beat until well blended.
- Sift flour, bacon soda and salt into a large bowl.
- Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add flour mixture.
- Beat just until incorporated
- Crumble bacon into fine pieces and add to batter, mixing just until combined.
- Line baking sheets with parchment and scoop by tablespoon (I have a tbsp. sized scoop that works perfect) leaving space between each cookie
- Bake for 9 minutes and remove from oven and allow to cool before glazing
- For Glaze combine sifted confectioners sugar, maple syrup and just enough milk to make it smooth and fluid. Taste test and add more maple syrup if necessary to achieve a nice maple flavor. Dip the top of each cookie into glaze and allow to set overnight.