Yummy maple bacon cookies that will knock your socks off at the holidays!

Yummy maple bacon cookies that will knock your socks off at the holidays!

Who doesn’t love BACON!? I somehow had to come up with a way to incorporate bacon into my holiday treats and I came up with Maple Bacon Cookies.  It has taken me a while to jump on the “add bacon to everything” bandwagon, but the time has come!!  So here are the Maple Bacon Cookies! I had a pound of bacon and thought hmm… cookies.. maple… BACON!  I just took the toll house chocolate chip cookie recipe and altered it a bit by using maple extract and bacon instead of vanilla and chocolate.  They are pretty dang delicious.  First cook up your bacon.

Yummy maple bacon cookies that will knock your socks off at the holidays!

Cook it until crisp and cut it up into pieces.  Don’t use the super fatty pieces, I cut those off and tossed them.

Then whip up your dough for the cookies and add in the bacon.

Yummy maple bacon cookies that will knock your socks off at the holidays!

Scoop onto a cookie sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Almost to Maple Bacon Cookie goodness.

Yummy maple bacon cookies that will knock your socks off at the holidays!

Bake for 9 minutes and enjoy!

 

 

Yummy maple bacon cookies that will knock your socks off at the holidays!

Nutrition for Maple Bacon Cookies

Lets be honest, I didn’t come up with this Maple Bacon Cookie recipe to then tell you how deliciously decadent they are!  Just enjoy on your special day and remember, everything in moderation!

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Maple Bacon Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup softened butter (2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons maple extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped bacon (cooked)
  • sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl sift or whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. In a mixer bowl with paddle attachment, cream together butter and both sugars. Once blended, add maple extract and eggs and beat until combined. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Once combined, mix in the bacon pieces. Scoop tablespoons of dough onto an ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 9-11 minutes. For extra salty flavor and appearance, sprinkle with a bit more salt once removed from oven. Let cool and enjoy!

 

 

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