bacon cookies (?)

When I found this recipe here, I couldn’t help but be intrigued.  I’ve tried bacon chocolate truffles (not so good), bacon and grape jelly sandwiches (not bad) and a host of other bacon-laced foods, but this was a first.   And, given my ridiculous love for the sweet-salty combination (chocolate covered pretzels, potato chip cookies, etc), this seemed like a good idea.

So, I made the cookies, skipped the candied bacon topper, and went light on the icing – when you mix powdered sugar with maple syrup, who knows how much will make your teeth hurt? Also, I’m not into maple syrup on my bacon like I know many people are, so I was a bit hesitant.

In the end, though, I got a whole lotta cookies, and good reviews from the tastetesters.

Bacon Cookies (half gone)

The cookies were good – a savory shortbread with no sugar and the smoky flavor of center cut extra lean bacon.  The icing, however, was what made the cookies a success.  I’ll use far more next time to make them a sweet treat.

I’m just not sure when it’s appropriate to make bacon cookies. I feel the same way about mimosas: I love them, but the mimosa occasions in my life are few and far between.

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2 thoughts on “bacon cookies (?)”

  1. i have a solution for problem 2: mimosas (see, e.g., friday brunch with old friend). as for the bacon cookies themselves…you can only imagine my face.

  2. Occasions where Bacon Cookies are appropriate:

    1) Morning
    2) Afternoon
    3) Evening
    4) Your husband has a pulse.
    5) Your husband has no pulse (in memoriam).
    6) Anytime during Baseball, Football, Basketball or Hockey Seasons.

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