Maple Bacon Cookies

Maple Bacon Cookies

I get that it’s an odd combination but let’s be honest, everything is better with bacon.

These are surprisingly amazing and have that whole sweet and salty thing going on. They taste like breakfast in cookie form. DELISH.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks of butter (1 1/4 cups) at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup of bacon, broken into small pieces (save the 1/4 cup for garnish)
  • Maple Syrup (for icing)
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar (for icing)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (for icing)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
  3. In a mixer, cream together butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Slowly mix in flour mixture into the mixer.
  5. Mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Fold in a cup of the bacon pieces.
  7. Spoon dough out on baking sheets (I did about 2 tablespoons for each cookie)
  8. Bake for 7 minutes
  9. Let cook completely
  10. For icing: Mix together powered sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon until you get a consistency that you can drizzle on top of cookies
  11. Put about a teaspoon on each cookie and then garnish with remaining bacon bits
  12. Let the icing set for about 10 minutes
  13. DEVOUR.
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Red Velvet Cookies

So, red velvet cake is kind of my favorite thing, ever…in life.

My birthday cakes are always red velvet, my wedding cake will be red velvet..I will name my first-born child Red Velvet. IT’S THAT SERIOUS.

And so, from my odd obsession…red velvet cookies were born. Please love, cherish and devour these little pieces of heaven like they’re your own. Okay, this is getting weird. But seriously, make these.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • Red food coloring, liquid works better than the gel
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. With a mixer, cream the butter and sugars.  Add in several drops of food coloring to get a deep red color.
  3. Slowly incorporate the rest of the ingredients (except the white chocolate chips) until completely mixed.  Add more red food coloring as needed to get a deep red color.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop rounded tablespoons of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  With the back of a spoon, flatten out the cookie dough into disks.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes