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Holiday Recipe: Bacon Eggnog Cookies

Updated on October 25, 2014
Bacon Eggnog Cookies
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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?

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    • Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      It sounds intriguing!

    • Donallphin 4 years ago

      Yes, but I want to see the "vegan" bacon used. Ha Ha.

    • Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Hey, I love bacon, and I like eggnog, so it seems like a delicious combo. I would certainly give it a try with every expectation of really enjoying these holiday cookies.

    • SheSue LM 4 years ago

      Actually sounds pretty good. I know my kids would love them.

    • Juliusdog 4 years ago


    • DebMartin 4 years ago

      Well, I can't really say "Absolutely" yet. I wary. But I am often surprised at how good bacon can be in some offbeat recipes so I'm willing to give it a try. No "Ewwww" from me yet. I'm reserving judgement.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      felt abit odd when i saw it. but it sounds unique. I would try it out one. day too.

    • GrammieOlivia 4 years ago

      Sounded interesting, I'm not sure that tasty would be the first word to pop into my mind though.

    • soaringsis 4 years ago

      At first I thought, no way! After going over the receipe, I want to give it a try.

    • debsgreatfinds 4 years ago

      I would like to try to make these I bet there yummy!

    • RGrieco 4 years ago

      No, but made me want to read to see what it involved, want to taste one now!

    • borehamg 4 years ago

      Tell me more...

    • NightMagic 4 years ago

      Sounds good to me.

    • TipsForMoms 4 years ago

      Smoky, salty bacon punching up a cookie? I say yum! Kind of like salted caramels.

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    • cleanyoucar 4 years ago

      It's an interesting combo, worth a try though

    • ferraricommander 4 years ago

      i can say yumyyyyyy

    • LindsayPietrolu 4 years ago

      Two of my favorite things, so very possibly!

    • tennineeight1 4 years ago

      I'm definitely curious!

    • Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      It sounds like something I would kill my grandmother to eat. Three of my favorite words. Bacon. Eggnog. Cookie. I've had "pig candy"--brown sugared bacon strips baked to a crunch; a sweet-salty snack. This looks really good.

    EWWWW! No Way!

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      • greentiger11 4 years ago

        But you have me intrigued!

      • bikerministry 4 years ago

        Nope, but if I received them as a gift I'd give them a try!

      • Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

        No way!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        They really don't sound like they'd taste that good.

      • jimconrad2 4 years ago

        Nope, but if someone made a few I'd give one a try.

      • artdivision1 lm 4 years ago

        Sounds a bit wrong to me!

      • Tea Pixie 4 years ago

        It took me a while to choose to read about this recipe. The thought of bacon and eggnog together? BLEAAAACK!

        I'll likely be making these tonight. HAHAHAHAHAHA ;)

      • VanayeHamilton LM 4 years ago

        I love bacon too...but I'm not so sure about it in a cookie. :(

      • Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

        I don't know I just am not feeling it.

      • Jack2205 4 years ago

        Bacon sounds good in a cookie but not eggnog.

      • RoadMonkey 4 years ago

        At first sound, bacon and cookies together sounds a bit offputting!

      • rattie lm 4 years ago

        Sounds like a post-Christmas combo breakfast we used to have as children - fried bacon and eggs with fried Christmas pudding - a sweet and sour concoction.

      • Kay 4 years ago

        Not sure I am brave enough for this one!

      • Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

        They don't sound good but I do like bacon, eggnog, and cookies, so hmm.

      • Aquamarine18 4 years ago

        At first glance it sounds disgusting...But then so many recipes have ingredients that you would never think would taste good together. I think I would give it a try

      • Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

        It sounds good, but it sounds like a heart attack on a plate.

      • KyraB 4 years ago

        My first impression is that it sounds gross! :p Bacon and eggnog? I do not see how that can be good together. Blahhhh! :P

      • Ravyn LM 4 years ago

        I don't like bacon. This goes to the eww column for me.

      • KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

        Probably not good for vegetarians, though sizzling bacon gets my attention quick.

      • BGrimes 4 years ago

        I don't think I would like bacon in a cookie.

      Recipe for Bacon Eggnog Cookies
      Recipe for Bacon Eggnog Cookies | Source

      Recipe for Bacon Eggnog Cookies

      I found this unique and fun recipe at, 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.

      • Prep time: 15 min
      • Cook time: 30 min
      • Ready in: 45 min


      • 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


      1. Begin by preheating the oven to 300 Degrees (F).
      2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then set aside.
      3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and butter. Mix them together.
      4. Add 1/2 cup eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks. Mix well.
      5. Next, slowly add the bowl of mixed dry ingredients while mixing at a low speed until combined.
      6. Stir in the candied bacon.
      7. 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.
      8. When all dough balls have been dunked in eggnog and placed on the cookie sheet, sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.
      9. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown.
      10. Remove cookies from the cookie sheet and let cool on a cool, flat surface.
      Cast your vote for Recipe for Bacon Eggnog Cookies

      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!

      Candied Bacon
      Candied Bacon | Source

      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!

      • Prep time: 5 min
      • Cook time: 20 min
      • Ready in: 25 min


      • 1 lb Thick Cut Bacon
      • Finely Ground Black Pepper
      • 1/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar


      1. Start by preheating your oven to 325 Degrees (F).
      2. Season the slices of bacon with the ground black pepper.
      3. Place the seasoned bacon in a bowl and toss with the brown sugar.
      4. Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper or aluminum foil and place the bacon strips on the cookie sheet.
      5. 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.

      Whisk Together Dry Ingredients: Flour, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg. Set Aside.
      Whisk Together Dry Ingredients: Flour, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg. Set Aside.

      In a Separate Bowl, Mix Butter and Sugar Together.

      In a Separate Bowl, Mix Butter and Sugar Together.
      In a Separate Bowl, Mix Butter and Sugar Together.

      Add Eggnog, Vanilla, and Egg Yolks. Mix Well.

      Add Eggnog, Vanilla, and Egg Yolks. Mix Well.
      Add Eggnog, Vanilla, and Egg Yolks. Mix Well.

      Add Dry Ingredients Slowly to the Mixture and Mix Thoroughly. Then Stir in Candied Bacon.

      Add Dry Ingredients Slowly to the Mixture and Mix Thoroughly. Then Stir in Candied Bacon.
      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.

      Roll Dough into Balls and Dunk in a Cup of Eggnog. Place on a Cookie Sheet.
      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!

      Bake at 300 Degrees (F) for 23 Minutes.  Then Allow to Cool and Serve!
      Bake at 300 Degrees (F) for 23 Minutes. Then Allow to Cool and Serve!

      Check Out These Great Holiday Cookbooks for Your Kindle!

      I'm always trying to find that new and exciting Christmas Cookie or Dessert that I can amuse my family with. These Holiday Recipe cookbooks for the Kindle are all intriguing to me and I'm in the process of deciding which ones I want to purchase this year...if you have any suggestions or advice, feel free to leave it in my guestbook below!

      Sweet Christmas: Homemade Peppermints, Sugar Cake, Chocolate-Almond Toffee, Eggnog Fudge, and Other Sweet Treats and
      Sweet Christmas: Homemade Peppermints, Sugar Cake, Chocolate-Almond Toffee, Eggnog Fudge, and Other Sweet Treats and

      Kindle Price: $9.99

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      Sweet Christmas has 100 recipes to offer, including fun recipes for you to do with your kids! Amazon reviewers give it 4 out of 5 stars.

      Holiday Recipes: 150 Easy Recipes and Gifts From Your Kitchen
      Holiday Recipes: 150 Easy Recipes and Gifts From Your Kitchen

      Kindle Price: $3.99

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      Holiday Recipes boasts 150 recipes and offers you holiday food ideas from drinks to dessert. There are even photos and instructions on how to package up your kitchen creations in homemade, yet adorable packaging. Amazon Reviewers give this book 4.2 out of 5 stars.

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          Deadicated LM 4 years ago

          Wow, you had me straight trippin' with this one; thanks for sharing.

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          Eda Škulj 4 years ago from Bosnia and Herzegvina

          I'm definitely trying this! Thanks for sharing, and I must say that I love your step by step instructions with pictures (I am kinda clumsy so it will help me a lot).

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          EEWorkouts 4 years ago

          These sound really interesting. Thanks for the recipie, great lens!

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          Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

          I'd like to try these. Will they cook properly if you leave out the bacon?

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          Kristen 4 years ago from Wisconsin

          @favored: I do think they would cook properly without the bacon. The website I found the recipe on actually tweaked the original from Mrs. Fields, which originally did not have bacon. I hope they turn out well for you!

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          LiliLove 4 years ago

          Great lens!Thanks for the recipe.

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          aquarian_insight 4 years ago

          These are definitely something different and I will be trying them for sure. Thank you for the recipe.

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          Julia Morais 4 years ago

          This is something different. Would love to give it a try.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I always love cooking. Thanks for sharing.

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          PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

          I have a friend at work that has made the bacon chocolate chip cookies. I will be passing this on on to her for sure.

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          ara-bella 4 years ago

          I'm a vegetarian but I may give your recipe a try because the rest of the family will like it!

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          olmpal 4 years ago

          Sounds interesting and looks delicious! Great step by step Instructions too! Congrats on your LOTD!

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          candy47 4 years ago

          And congratulations on Lens of the Day!!

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          Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

          Hi Congrats on LoTD, these cookies look good. Blessed and added to my lens...Squid Angel flinnie.

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          Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

          Your instructions were very clear. I am not sure about candied bacon though, but it has me intrigued. Just goes to show you can try anything and sometimes it works!

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          MichaelDubrovnik 4 years ago

          It looks easy. Does it really taste good?

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          JoshK47 4 years ago

          My goodness does this sound dangerous to me - great stuff! Congrats on LotD, and here are some blessings from this SquidAngel!

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          Kristen 4 years ago from Wisconsin

          @MichaelDubrovnik: I did like the flavor. It's a cookie, yet can lean towards the more savory than sweet side.

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          katiecolette 4 years ago

          Congrats on LOTD!

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          BarbaraCasey 4 years ago

          Very well put-together lens. Congrats on LOTD!

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          lewisgirl 4 years ago

          Nice job! You deserve LOTD!

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          OneHappyFeet 4 years ago

          Wow, what a cookie

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          Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

          Interesting cookie idea! Congratulations on LotD!

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          poldepc lm 4 years ago

          congrats on the LOTD

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          Pete Schultz 4 years ago

          I never thought I'd come across a bacon based fact I never even thought about the subject. Bacon, however, makes everything better, so why not. Congrats on LOTD, nice job.

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          Vikki 4 years ago from US

          Congrats on lotd. Very interesting cookie recipe!

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          Sharon Berry 4 years ago from Michigan

          You made this recipe very easy to follow and it will definitely be something that I try. I have some grandchildren who LOVE bacon. Thanks for sharing.

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          KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

          Excellent step-by-step instructions. Congratulations on LOTD!

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          Monica Ranstrom 4 years ago

          Great job! I think they sound yummy!

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          KyraB 4 years ago

          Congratulations on LOTD! And the cookies sound very interesting. Thank you for sharing!

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          Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

          Yumm. I'm going to have to try these, Kristen. Congratulations on your lens getting Lens Of The Day. You certainly deserve it with this unique lens.


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          Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

          I might bring these somewhere, where other people can eat them. But if I left them in my house I would eat too many to be healthy.

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          MelissaRodgz 4 years ago

          Looks simple and delicious.

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          Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          Interesting idea for sure!

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          Mary Stephenson 4 years ago from California

          Congratulations on LOTD. Definitely got everyone thinking about more bacon...maybe not so good for the pigs, but good for the pig farmers!

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          kburns421 lm 4 years ago

          Congrats on LotD! This is a much deserving lens. The recipe sounds good to me. I've tried other cookie recipes in the past that sounded strange and ended up tasting great, so why not? I'm sure bacon would taste great in a cookie, especially when it's candied!

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          Mr-Panda LM 4 years ago

          Everything is better with bacon =)

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          Rose Jones 4 years ago

          I don't quite get all the fascination with bacon - oh wait a minute apparently a cat wrote this lens! Now I understand. :) Anyway, I do love Bacon and I do love eggnog. This year I am not going to buy any eggnog until December so I don't end up resembling a hog, but I will try the recipe after that. BTW - you did an excellent job with this lens: step by step. I am glad that you provided the real recipe rather than having us go from the Mrs. Fields cookie dough. The candied bacon touch took this over the top. Pinned on my sweets board, stumbled, facebook liked and blessed.

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          adminghb 4 years ago

          Instructions are very clear, the result as it's present here is delicious, so I think I'll try this recipe. Congrats on LOTD!

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          Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

          Sounds amazing.

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          Cynthia Davis 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

          OMG! I'm definitely trying this recipe. Blessings**

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          cleanyoucar 4 years ago

          This combo is definitely thinking outside the box, and I like it.

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          pawpaw911 4 years ago

          Wow, two of my favorite things combined. Might have to give it a try. Congratulation on LOTD.

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          shawnhi77 lm 4 years ago

          Congrats on LOTD...very well deserved.

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          Tea Pixie 4 years ago

          In my daughter's world, anything with bacon must be good. I'm not so easily convinced, though. Mind you, the recipe for transforming it into candy is extremely attractive.

          Perhaps we should try the candy-making thing with hot pepperoni? Hmmm....

          Congrats on the recognition - well deserved!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Looks like something at least worth trying. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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          NightMagic 4 years ago

          I love bacon. I'm sure these cookies taste as good as they sound.

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          CoDataSolutions 4 years ago

          I am sooooo going to be trying this! Looks like the kind of food I dream of bathing in

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          debsgreatfinds 4 years ago

          will try to make these!

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          soaringsis 4 years ago

          Congratulations on your LotD. Very interesting.

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          spids lm 4 years ago

          Very cool! Congrats on LOTD!

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          DebMartin 4 years ago

          Ah Ha! Candied Bacon. Not that makes a difference.

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          flycatcherrr 4 years ago

          Count me "intrigued but unsure"... :)

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          OrganicMom247 4 years ago

          that looks pretty easy to do.... let me grab my paper and jot this down to start working on it. yummy lens!

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          motobidia 4 years ago

          Eggnog in cookies - that's good! I wonder how you can sneak the Bourbon in as well! ;-)

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          Chrisautumn 4 years ago

          looks sooo tasty

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          hntrssthmpsn 4 years ago

          I have a pal who works at a slightly offbeat doughnut shop, and she brings us bacon-maple doughnuts, which my son loves. I bet he'd go for bacon-eggnog cookies, too! Besides, now that I know they exist, I don't think I can resist making them.

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          Kristen 4 years ago from Wisconsin

          @hntrssthmpsn: Bacon Maple Donuts...never heard of them, but I am officially drooling! Thanks for the visit! :)

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          Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

          My Son in Law would absolutely love 'em! Great Lens, Ho Ho Ho! SquidAngel Blessed! B : )

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          imagelist lm 4 years ago

          Beautiful and informative lens. Thanks for sharing...

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          SheSue LM 4 years ago

          They sound easy enough that I could even make them.

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          h4v0c6 4 years ago

          So, I am totally excited about these. Now to convince my wife we should try them!

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          Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

          You read my mind. I was thinking, 'what in the world is candied bacon?' I'm thinking these cookies would be mighty tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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          greentiger11 4 years ago

          @RenaissanceWoman2010 - I was thinking the same thing. What is candied bacon

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          Donallphin 4 years ago

          What a fun lens! My wife and I have enjoyed figuring out how to make it vegan style.

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          RinchenChodron 4 years ago

          Well written interesting lens with a great sounding recipe.

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          Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

          I can't imagine bacon and eggnog mixed in cookies. But they look yummy! Hope to try them someday. Merry Christmas. - Ms. Charito from the Philippines

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          Krystin 2 years ago

          it says cream the butter and sugar together ... There is no butter on the recipe? Can you please tell me how much butter to use?

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