January 30, 2009

Bacon Brunch Cookies

I got snowed in at work on Wednesday night (good thing I work at a hotel!), and while I was gone, M. made these AMAZING cookies. Seriously. I am not a big cookie fan in general, but maybe that's just because I've never had cookies like these before.

He dubbed them 'Brunch Cookies,' because they have bacon and maple syrup in them. They are a delicious blend of sweet and savory, with hints of black pepper and cardamom. And the best part? He made the recipe up himself!

Brunch Cookies

1 1/2 c flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 c sugar
1/3 c maple syrup
1 egg
1/2 t vanilla
Pepper (3 turns on the grinder)
1/2 t cardamom
4 pieces of bacon, cut into 1/2" pieces

Cook bacon until crisp (no mushy fat). Sift dry ingredients together. Cream sugar and butter together, add vanilla and egg. Stir in dry ingredients. Add bacon and spices, stir until bacon is as evenly spaced as you can make it. Dough will be wet.

Bake at 350*F for 10 minutes.

And in the words of Carla from Top Chef, when asked why she chose to use bacon: 'I just really like bacon.' Amen!