Category Archives: Cookies
Posted by zinnrunner
I found this great blog called The Endless Meal. Such interesting and creative recipes. I also like the blogger – she is funny and I feel like I get her. I mean, she is into bacon and bourbon – what’s not to love? So, my recipe is adapted from her recipe – slight changes. The biggest one is the addition of basting the cookies post-oven with a bourbon glaze. That worked well.
I made these for our most recent tailgate and they were a hit! I don’t know why I was surprised by how fabulously amazing the bacon + cookie combo worked. Bacon makes everything better, doesn’t it? A little salty/sweet? Yeah, you know what I mean.
Just add bacon to everything and you’ll be just fine.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 strips bacon
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
4 tablespoons bourbon (I used Buffalo Trace)
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Mix together with a fork.
3. Cook your bacon until crispy. Allow to cool and then crumble into small pieces. I cooked mine in the microwave. If you do this, place them on a paper towel and then cover them with a paper towel. Cook on high for 30-45 seconds per strip.
4. Beat the butter until smooth, about 30 seconds.
5. Beat in peanut butter until combined, about 1 minute.
6. Beat in the granulated and light brown sugar until creamy, about 4 minutes, then add the egg and 2 tbsp of bourbon and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 more minutes.
7. Add the flour mixture in 2 additions, scraping down the bowl as needed, until just combined.
8. Stir in bacon and chocolate chips
9. Form the dough into 1″ balls and arrange 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
10. Bake for about 8 minutes for chewy cookies, 10 for crispier cookies.
11. Right after removing the cookies from the oven, using a basting brush, baste each cookie with a light coating of the reserved 2 tbsp of bourbon
12. Let cookies cool 2 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Enjoy these football friendly treats!
Adapted from The Endless Meal (awesome food blog).
Posted by zinnrunner
My Nutella just sits in the pantry mocking me. It had to go and it had to go in the form of cookies. And so, it went. This probably the easiest recipe of all time and people will go crazy for them. Go figure.
Makes about 24 cookies.
1 cup of Nutella
1 cup of all purpose flour
1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine the ingredients and combine them well.
3. Roll the dough in to little balls – about teaspoon size and space evenly on a pre-greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Smash the balls down to flatten. Use the back of a spreading knife or bottom of a glass or measuring cup
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let them cool a bit before serving.
You’re gonna need a glass of milk for these!