Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cookie #16 - Chocolate Maple Bacon

My husband loves bacon.  When I brought up this cookie idea to him, he just about jumped out of his seat with excitement.  So, here we have Corey's cookie:  chocolate wafer with a cinnamon maple frosting and candied bacon topping.  The smokiness of bacon really blends well with the sweetness of the frosting and chocolate and the maple reminds me of Sunday breakfast.  My husband found the candied bacon to contribute too much sweetness to this cookie package.  The next time I make it (which will be soon if Corey gets his way), I'll probably try just crispy cooked bacon, rather than the brown sugar candied variety.  Here's what I did:

Chocolate Cookies with Maple Cinnamon Frosting and Candied Bacon

1 recipe of Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (or a can of prepared white frosting)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup (use the good stuff)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4-6 slices of bacon
1/2 - 3/4 cup brown sugar

Prepare the chocolate wafer cookies as directed, slicing about 1/4 " thick.  Bake as directed and allow to cool.  Meanwhile, prepare the toppings.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.  Lay bacon strips on in one layer.  Sprinkle brown sugar over the bacon until it is well coated.  Bake the bacon for about 20-25 minutes until the bacon is thoroughly cooked.  Remove immediately from the cookie sheet to a Silpat or piece of parchment to cool.  Once cool, cut bacon into small pieces (it'll be too sticky to crumble).
Prepare the frosting as directed (or put entire can of frosting in a bowl).  Whisk in cinnamon and maple syrup until well combined. 
Once the cookies have cooled, frost each cookie with the frosting and add about 5 or so bacon pieces to the top of each cookie. 

1 comment:

Staci said...

Wow! Never thought about bacon in a cookie.