Bacon Cookies

These soft, chewy Bacon Cookies are fresh from the cookbook of my friend Brianna from Flippin’ Delicious. Not only is The Essential Gluten-Free Cookie Guide full of amazingly tempting traditional cookies, there are also special additions like sandwich cookies and twisted drops, delicious brownies and blondies, and a section full of frostings! If you’re a cookie-lover, like I am, you should definitely check it out – you won’t be disappointed! 

Bacon Cookies | gluten-free, corn-free | RaiasRecipes.com

When the “put bacon in everything” craze started a few years ago, I was a little nervous. Even though I do like bacon, I can’t handle very much of it at a time. So while the rest of the country was going nuts over bacon ice cream, bacon wrapped turkey, and bacon cookies, I was enjoying favorite homemade peanut butter ice cream, regular ol’ brined turkey, and double dark chocolate chip cookies.

Bacon Cookies | gluten-free, corn-free | RaiasRecipes.com

But when Brianna’s cookiebook showed up on my doorstep, my bacon-less life was to be no longer. 

While my kids were drooling over the s’mores cookies, and I was getting my tummy ready for almond biscotti, my husband pointed to the bacon cookies and said, “I’ve always wanted to try these.” Poor hubby, his tastes always get put on the back-burner due to a house full of hungry kiddos and a pregnant wife.

Bacon Cookies | gluten-free, corn-free | RaiasRecipes.comSo we gave the bacon cookies a go – and they were a HUGE hit. We actually had them for breakfast – ’cause I still believe that’s when normal people eat bacon… 😉

Bacon Cookies
Free of gluten. Used with permission from the book The Essential Gluten-Free Cookie Guide by Brianna Hobbs.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. butter, melted
  2. 1/4 c. bacon fat (from the bacon cooked for the recipe)
  3. 1/2 c. + 3 T. firmly packed brown sugar
  4. 2 egg yolks
  5. 1/2 t. xanthan gum (I used 1 t. guar gum, 'cause I didn't have any xanthan)
  6. 1/2 t. baking soda
  7. 1 t. vanilla (I like to use my homemade vanilla)
  8. 1 1/2 c. + 2 T. gluten-free cookie blend (recipe in Brianna's book)
  9. 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked until crisp, and crumbled
  10. 3/4 c. chocolate chips (optional, but seriously, why wouldn't you want them?)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together the melted butter, bacon fat, and brown sugar. Add in the egg yolks and mix until combined.
  3. Add the baking soda, xanthan gum, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  4. Add the flour, and mix until incorporated. Then mix in the chocolate chips that you should be using and the crumbled bacon.
  5. Scoop about 2 tablespoonfuls of cookie dough onto prepared cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes. The cookies should spread and will lose their doughy shine, but will still be very soft.
  7. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before moving to a cooling rack to finish cooking.
Notes
  1. Any rice-based all-purpose gluten-free flour should work fine for this recipe, but stay away from an AP flour that has beans in it - they will change the flavor of the cookie!
  2. Makes 2 dozen cookies.
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48 thoughts on “Bacon Cookies

    1. This was the first time I’ve ever used bacon grease for butter. I usually fry eggs in it, but I never thought to bake with it. It’s pretty tasty! 🙂

  1. These cookies look amazing! I’ve been wanting to get a copy of Brianna’s recipe book, and I think you may have pushed me over the edge. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Waste Not Want Not Wednesday!

    P.s. the bacon cookie thing gives me pause too. Guess I’ll *have* to try it now though!

    1. Haha. Well, glad I could help. 😉 They were definitely tastier than I though a cookie with bacon would be! Guess I should follow my hubby’s lead more often… Haha.

  2. Your Bacon Cookies look delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I am with your husband on this one! Bacon and chocolate? Yes, please! Thanks so much for linking up to Awesome Life Friday! We’ll be pinning this – we’re looking forward to seeing what you have to share this week!

  4. Bacon and dark chocolate? I’m not sure I can (or want to) resist! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us – you’re featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

  5. Bacon makes everything better! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!
    -Cindy

    1. Guar gum is used in gluten-free baking to hold the baked goods together in place of the gluten. 🙂 You don’t have to use it, your finished cookies will just be crumblier. If you’re not gluten-free, and you’re using regular flour, you can just leave it out. Hope they work out for you, Nancy! 🙂