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I came up with the idea for these cookies while I was sitting in line for the film festival and knew I had to make them for this month’s The Leftovers Club. In case you missed last month’s post, The Leftovers Club is the baked good exchange club between food bloggers. On the first Thursday of every month we take what we’ve made and ship it to another blogger to eat. I was so excited about the prospect of the cookies that I forgot the author of Healthy Delicious was going to receive them. They are delicious, but probably not so healthy. Sorry, Lauren!
It took me three attempts to get these cookies right. On the first go around, my puppy jumped up on me while I was adding salt to the batter. This wouldn’t have been a problem except the Kitchen Aid mixer was spinning when it happened so you can imagine how lovely those tasted. The next time I added too much syrup and not enough baking powder and the cookies came out in one, big flat sheet. Finally I realized what they needed was a little chilling time before baking. They came out of the oven heavenly, syrup-y, and packed full of bacon.
Recipe: Pancakes & Bacon Cookies
Makes 3 dozen cookies
What You Need:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup pancake mix
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 12 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
What To Do:
1. Cream together the butter, sugar, and the egg.
2. Add in flour, pancake mix, baking powder, and baking soda.
3. Gently pour in maple syrup. Mix well.
4. Add half (6 slices) of your bacon. Mix until there is bacon in all of your dough.
5. Chill dough for at least 1 hour. **This step is so important. If you don’t refrigerate the dough, the cookies will be too runny and will ultimately bake together into one large, thin sheet.**
6. Preheat oven to 350 F.
7. Heap teaspoons of the dough onto greased cookie sheets. Using your teaspoon, gently press down the top of cookies.
8. Add two or three pieces of the crumbled bacon to each dough ball.
9. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cookies are slightly golden.
Love these cookies? Check out the Chocolate Covered Espresso Cookies I made for the club last month:
Want more Leftovers Club goodies? Here’s what all of my fellow bloggers made this month —