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Holiday Recipe: Bacon Eggnog Cookies
Try Out a New Cookie Recipe this Holiday Season to Keep Things Interesting!
I truly believe that bacon makes everything better! So why not add it to your holiday cookies?!
I ran across this recipe for Bacon Eggnog Cookies online and I just couldn't resist...I had to give it a try.
First off, nothing says Merry Christmas better than eggnog...and adding bacon just makes things much more fun!
I found these cookies to be light, fluffy, and DELICIOUS! The bacon adds a very subtle hint of flavor and is definitely not overpowering. The cookies are pleasantly sweet yet lend a savory taste as well. A friend of mine tried a couple and she loved them. She said they would make the PERFECT breakfast cookie because they are not "over the top" on sweetness.
The great part about these cookies is that they are versatile. You could serve them with your holiday brunch or they could serve for your yearly cookie exchange.
I took pictures every step of the way during my creation of these cookies, so feel free to look below and join me on my baking adventure! if you're as excited and intrigued by this recipe as I was, you will find it below so you can try it out yourself, .
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
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What is Your First Impression?
At First Glance, Do You Think Bacon Eggnog Cookies Sound Tasty?
Recipe for Bacon Eggnog Cookies
I found this unique and fun recipe at Foodbeast.com, submitted by The Cereal Baker. The Cereal Baker discloses that she actually used Mrs. Field's Eggnog Cookie base recipe and just added some yummy candied bacon to add her own twist.
- 2 1/2 Cups Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Tsp Nutmeg
- 1 1/4 Cups Sugar
- 1 1/2 Cup Eggnog - Divided
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 2 Egg Yolks
- 1/2 lb Candied Bacon - Crumbled
- Begin by preheating the oven to 300 Degrees (F).
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and butter. Mix them together.
- Add 1/2 cup eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks. Mix well.
- Next, slowly add the bowl of mixed dry ingredients while mixing at a low speed until combined.
- Stir in the candied bacon.
- Roll dough into approximate 1 1/2 Tbsp sized balls. Dunk each ball in the remaining cup of eggnog and place on a parchment covered cookie sheet.
- When all dough balls have been dunked in eggnog and placed on the cookie sheet, sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.
- Bake for 23-25 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown.
- Remove cookies from the cookie sheet and let cool on a cool, flat surface.
The Recipe Calls for "Candied Bacon." What is it?
When I first looked at this recipe, I ran across an ingredient that confused me..."Candied Bacon." I Googled the term and found that making Candied Bacon is very simple; just add pepper and brown sugar! I found a really quick and easy recipe that explains how to make your own candied bacon by Alex Guarnaschelli at The Food Network.
If you are as clueless as I was, Alex Guarnaschelli's recipe that I followed (with my own small tweaks) can be found below. Good luck!
Recipe for Candied Bacon
This Candied Bacon recipe was fabulously quick and easy...not to mention TASTY! The addition of pepper and brown sugar to the bacon creates such a party in your mouth. There is a little spice from the pepper, natural saltiness from the bacon, all brought together with a lovely sweetness from the brown sugar. YUM!
- 1 lb Thick Cut Bacon
- Finely Ground Black Pepper
- 1/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar
- Start by preheating your oven to 325 Degrees (F).
- Season the slices of bacon with the ground black pepper.
- Place the seasoned bacon in a bowl and toss with the brown sugar.
- Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper or aluminum foil and place the bacon strips on the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes. If bacon is not crispy after 20 minutes, cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes until bacon is crispy.
Step by Step Instructions - How to Make Bacon Eggnog Cookies
Whisk Together Dry Ingredients: Flour, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg. Set Aside.
In a Separate Bowl, Mix Butter and Sugar Together.
Add Eggnog, Vanilla, and Egg Yolks. Mix Well.
Add Dry Ingredients Slowly to the Mixture and Mix Thoroughly. Then Stir in Candied Bacon.
Roll Dough into Balls and Dunk in a Cup of Eggnog. Place on a Cookie Sheet.
Bake at 300 Degrees (F) for 23 Minutes. Then Allow to Cool and Serve!
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Do You Think You Will Give These Cookies a Try this Holiday Season?
© 2012 Kristen