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Holiday Recipe: Bacon Eggnog Cookies

Updated on October 25, 2014
Bacon Eggnog Cookies
Bacon Eggnog Cookies | Source

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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Recipe for Bacon Eggnog Cookies
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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.
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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!

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Bacon Eggnog Cookies
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      3 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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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 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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      5 years ago

      Well written interesting lens with a great sounding recipe.

    • Donallphin profile image


      5 years ago

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

    • greentiger11 profile image


      5 years ago

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

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      Renaissance Woman 

      5 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.

    • h4v0c6 profile image


      5 years ago

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

    • SheSue LM profile image

      SheSue LM 

      5 years ago

      They sound easy enough that I could even make them.

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      imagelist lm 

      5 years ago

      Beautiful and informative lens. Thanks for sharing...

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      Beverly Lemley 

      5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

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

    • kristalulabelle profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Wisconsin

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

    • hntrssthmpsn profile image


      5 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.

    • Chrisautumn profile image


      5 years ago

      looks sooo tasty

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      5 years ago

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

    • OrganicMom247 profile image


      5 years ago

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

    • flycatcherrr profile image


      5 years ago

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

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      5 years ago

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

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      spids lm 

      5 years ago

      Very cool! Congrats on LOTD!

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      5 years ago

      Congratulations on your LotD. Very interesting.

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      will try to make these!

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      5 years ago

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

    • NightMagic profile image


      5 years ago

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

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      5 years ago

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

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      Tea Pixie 

      5 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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      shawnhi77 lm 

      5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD...very well deserved.

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      5 years ago

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

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      5 years ago

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

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      Cynthia Davis 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh

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

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      Leah J. Hileman 

      5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Sounds amazing.

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      5 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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      Rose Jones 

      5 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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      5 years ago


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      Mr-Panda LM 

      5 years ago

      Everything is better with bacon =)

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      kburns421 lm 

      5 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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      Mary Stephenson 

      5 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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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Interesting idea for sure!

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      5 years ago

      Looks simple and delicious.

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      Ellen Gregory 

      5 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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      Tony Bonura 

      5 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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      5 years ago

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

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      Monica Ranstrom 

      5 years ago

      Great job! I think they sound yummy!

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      5 years ago

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

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      Sharon Berry 

      5 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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      5 years ago from US

      Congrats on lotd. Very interesting cookie recipe!

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      Pete Schultz 

      5 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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      Susan Deppner 

      5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      My husband will love these - and what a conversation starter! Congratulations on your very unique (and fabulous photographed) Lens of the Day!

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      poldepc lm 

      5 years ago

      congrats on the LOTD

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      Faye Rutledge 

      5 years ago from Concord VA

      Interesting cookie idea! Congratulations on LotD!

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      Lora Riley 

      5 years ago

      Wow, what a cookie

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      5 years ago

      Nice job! You deserve LOTD!

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      5 years ago

      Very well put-together lens. Congrats on LOTD!

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      5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!

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      5 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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      5 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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      5 years ago

      It looks easy. Does it really taste good?

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      5 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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      Gloria Freeman 

      5 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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      5 years ago

      And congratulations on Lens of the Day!!

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      5 years ago

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

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      5 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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      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      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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      5 years ago

      I always love cooking. Thanks for sharing.

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      Julia Morais 

      5 years ago

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

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      5 years ago

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

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      5 years ago

      Great lens!Thanks for the recipe.

    • kristalulabelle profile imageAUTHOR


      5 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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      Fay Favored 

      5 years ago from USA

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

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      5 years ago

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

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      5 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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      Deadicated LM 

      5 years ago

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


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