Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Oh. My. Goodness. Bacon maple cookies ...

My other half is a big fan of bacon. He LOVES bacon. Our Sunday mornings usually feature an outing to a cafe or restaurant that'll serve him bacon. So when someone on a (US) blog mentioned bacon cookies recently, I had to try whipping some up! Firstly I chopped about 100 grams of bacon into small pieces, drizzled it with maple syrup, and baked it at about 250 degrees C until it looked crispy and caramelised (around half an hour). After the maple-drenched bacon had cooled I stirred it into a basic shortbread mixture:

100 grams butter
1 heaped tablespoon icing sugar
100 grams flour
0.25 cup ground rice or cornflour

Cream butter and sugar, add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Roll into small balls and flatten gently onto baking sheet. Bake at 150 degrees C until a delicate brown.

Makes about one dozen.

The taste testers approved!

1 comment:

Denise said...

Yum, those look good! I made maple bacon cupcakes a year or so ago, and they were a ton of work, and didn't taste *that* great - rather disappointing. These cookies look like a better bet!