Bacon in a cookie may sound like a bad combination however, the saltiness from the bacon and the sweetness from the maple syrup and chocolate chips some how works together!
When I visited New York last year I stumbled across a cookie shop called Schmackary’s, one of their unusual cookie flavours was there a bacon and maple cookie. So here is my take on making these cookies. This recipe will make 18 cookies.
220g Soft Brown Sugar
50g Granulated Sugar
1 x Egg
2 tbsp Maple Syrup
8 x Bacon Rashers (unsmoked)
260g Plain Flour
100g Chocolate Chips
1 tsp Bicarbonate Soda/Baking Soda
1 tsp Corn starch
Pinch of Sea Salt
200g Icing Sugar
2 tbsp Maple Syrup
1. Firstly pre heat the oven to 200C/390F/Gas Mark 6. Place the bacon onto a baking tray lined with tin foil; next brush the bacon with maple syrup. Then place the bacon into the oven and bake for 12 minutes.
2. Next flip the bacon rashers and coat the bacon again with the maple syrup. Place the baking tray back into the oven and bake for another 12 minutes.
3. Then transfer the bacon onto another tray lined with tin foil and allow the bacon too cool for 20 minutes, once the bacon is cool, chop the bacon into small pieces.
4. Place the butter in a pan and heat until all of the butter has melted. Or you can melt the butter in a microwave. In a large mixing bowl add the soft brown sugar, granulated sugar and the melted butter. Mix the ingredients for 2 minutes, until they are all fully combined.
5. Next add the egg and mix again for 2 minutes.
6. Add the plain flour, bicarbonate soda/baking soda and corn flour and mix for 5 minutes. By mixing the cookie dough for a bit longer, it will develop the gluten in the dough, helping to make a chewier cookie.
7. Next add the chocolate chips, candied maple bacon and sea salt. Then fold in all the ingredients until they are all distributed evenly.
8. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out all the cookie dough onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment and chill the dough in the fridge for 1 hour. By using an ice cream it will make equal portions of cookie dough. They are also useful when making cupcakes. If you do not have one you can get an ice cream scoop from here:
9. Place 5 portions of the cookie dough onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 10 minutes.
10. Once the cookies have baked, place the cookies onto a wire rack.
11. To make the maple glaze, place the icing sugar into a large bowl and add the maple syrup. Mix the ingredients together and slowly add water until thick icing forms.
12. Transfer the icing into a piping bag and drizzle the maple glaze over the cookies.
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