Bakin’ in Baconia for Christmas!

Welcome to the Castle!   Where Bacon is the King (well……actually I’m the King but……)

Today I have a holiday cookie recipe for you which is totally crunchy and delicious – has a lot of yummy ingredients in it though so you just KNOW it has to be delicious when you make these.   It’s got two of our Castle Baconia favorite things in it too – BACON and PECANS!

Bacon Lace Cookies

Ingredients
  • 3 slices of bacon, cooked until crispy but not burnt and then crumbled to make about ⅓ cup of bacon crumbles, 1 T fat reserved
  • 4 Tablespoons  (1/4 cup, ½ stick) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup flour
  • heaping ⅓ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Place the oven racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. Place the 1 tablespoon reserved bacon grease into a 2 quart saucepan. Add the butter, sugar, light corn syrup, cream and salt to the bacon fat. Turn the heat onto medium and let the mixture come to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Add the flour and vanilla and continue to stir constantly for about 1 minute, until the mixture is thickened and starting to pull away from the sides of the pot.
  4. Turn off the heat and mix in the bacon and pecans.
  5. Using a teaspoon measure, drop teaspoons of the batter 3 inches apart on the cookie sheets (I placed 6 to a sheet). These cookies will spread–truly use just a teaspoon of the batter.
  6. Bake the cookies until they are bubbling and a darker golden, about 6-8 minutes. Rotate the cookie sheets top to bottom and front to back halfway through.
  7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet about 4 minutes, until you can gently move them to a cooling rack.
  8. Store the cookies between paper towels–although this cookie does not taste greasy, much like bacon itself it benefits from resting on paper towels to absorb any excess oil from the nuts and bacon both. The paper towels will also prevent sticking.

Yes you CAN HAZ because I made extra!!

Surely we aren’t supposed to BELIEVE this are we????

It makes us ALL happy right?????

I truly think these cookies will make you happy too.   They are crunchy, crispy, and delectable with that bacon and sweet flavor together.    The other thing you need to know about them is they are addictive.    But then WHAT isn’t when it’s made with bacon?   Right????

Until next Saturday, this is your King in the castle kitchen in Baconia, signing off!   (well actually I’m napping off…..time for a snooze).

Love, Your King………….

 

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32 thoughts on “Bakin’ in Baconia for Christmas!

    • Hello Floridaaaaaaaaaaaadeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedoooooooooooooo! How’s Iris these days? Hopefully QUIET. How’s everything else? Are you Christmasizing the Casa yet? I started today – tree up, house inside done, now for the front porch and I’m DONE! Oh yeah – cards – I need to do those too.

      Love, Pam and Teddy Too

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  1. Teddy, There is no King like you. You see to it that we get mouthwatering recipes like these every Saturday. Who knows how long you pour over the Annals of Bacon, just for us. We appreciate it fully! So glad you are the King of Baconia. Hoping that you get the bacon crop going again come Spring. I know you laid by some of the best seeds.
    Katie Isabella

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    • I inherited some of Angel Sammy’s seeds but perhaps the TWO of us can get another super crop of bacon started this Spring. That used to be a lot of fun wasn’t it?!?!?! These cookies are fun – they make your mouth giggle!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  2. Wow! Those sound like the best cookies I ever heard of! MEAT in cookies! It’s a long-overdue concept and I can’t imagine why it took the Humans so long to think of it. Mmmmmmm. We would like to VERY belatedly say we hope you had a swell Thanksgiving, my friends! XOXOXO

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    • Hi Spitster! Yes – who knew that bacon could actually make a COOKIE extra yummy but it does. In fact, these are some of the bestest cookies EVER (not that I’ve had one – Mom told me) and I did get to sample one of the ingredients – BACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCONNNNNNNNNNNNN! Hope your Thanksgiving was fab too Spitty and here’s to getting Santa to visit you and bring you WHATEVA!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  3. Teddy, Mom wants these right now and would be in the kitchen making them for breakfasting she had all the ingredients, which are now on her grocery list. Thanks for another winner! Love to all. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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