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Monday, December 10, 2012

#12DaysofCookies: Maple Toffee Oatmeal Cookies with Bacon

It's almost time for our second annual Cookie Swap for a Cause! Bacon is a real crowd-pleaser at holiday parties, but I hadn't thought to include it in a cookie until I saw this recipe from Shannon Grande at Tri to Cook. Enjoy!

Maple Toffee Oatmeal Cookies with Bacon

Adapted from Baking Bites
Yield: 24

Ingredients: 

1c white whole wheat flour (or WW pastry or AP flour)
1/2t cinnamon
1/2t baking soda
1/2t baking powder
1/4t salt
1 stick butter (I use Smart Balance 50/50 Omega sticks)
1/3c brown sugar (not packed)
1/3c maple syrup
1 egg
1c old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2c toffee bits
1/2c diced brown-sugar bacon (~5 slices, depending on the variety)

Directions: 
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Line baking sheet with foil (for easy clean up) and place a cooling rack on top of the foil. Place 5-6 strips of bacon on the rack. Sprinkle with 1-2T brown sugar and bake until bacon is crispy. Cool, then dice. You'll want ~1/2c for the cookies.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together first 5 ingredients (flour through salt).
  4. Cream together butter and sugar. When light and fluffy, add maple syrup and egg, then continue beating until well combined. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour mixture. Then add in oats, toffee and bacon and mix well.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop cookies onto cookie sheet a few inches apart. Bake 8-12min, depending on the size (1T size cookies will take ~10min, larger cookies will take longer. Cool on a wire rack.
Recipe adapted by Shannon Grande. Originally published on and used courtesy of Tri to Cook

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