Pancakes and Bacon Cookies

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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!

IMG_4609It 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.

IMG_4610Recipe: 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 —

Savory Simple – Quinoa Energy Bars
The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen – Cashew Butter and Blackerry Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Juanita’s Cocina – Butterscotch Browned Butter Blondies
Eats Well With Others – Salted Caramel Shortbread
Frugal Foodie Mama – Cookie Butter Pecan Bars
Let’s Give Peas a Chance – Chocolate Stout Brownies
Budget Gourmet Mom – Crisp Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches
Sugar Dish Me – Strawberry Lemonade Loaf
Roxana’s Home Baking – Chocolate Chip Bars
O’Boy! Organic – Rhubarb Cake
Omeletta – Brown Sugar Meringues
Eat Bake Drink Cook – Everything Cookies
Healthy. Delicious. – Carrot Cake Granola
Souffle Bombay – Sweet & Spicy Pecans
The Spiced Life – Garam Masala Caramel Corn
Bakeaholic Mama – Chocolate Cookie Dough Macarons
Whey Beyond the Naked Truth – Chia Seed Protein Bites

Don’t you wish you could enjoy some of these leftovers with us? You can!  Visit The Leftovers Club online for more details!


This recipe has been entered into the Safest Choice Eggs recipe contest hosted on Bakeaholic Mama and Buns In My Oven.

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19 Responses to Pancakes and Bacon Cookies

  1. I saw the title of your LC delivery on Jen’s spreadsheet and I was like…What?? These are so cool! What a fun idea!!

  2. juanitascocina says:

    These are totally appropriate for breakfast, right?

  3. Talk about a good excuse to have cookies for breakfast! Gotta try this!

  4. yeah I want these for breakfast!!

  5. Joanne says:

    So….one could totally eat these for breakfast right? 😛 What a great flavor for a cookie!

  6. Such an AMAZING idea! It’s like breakfast for dinner, but ten million times better. Love it.

  7. Danielle @ DiningWithDani says:


  8. I love this! I am always the person that puts maple syrup on their bacon, so totally up my alley.

  9. Breakfast in a cookie? You are a genius!

  10. Sally says:

    My fiance would LOVE these. He loves our pancake breakfasts on Sundays AND he has bacon on the side. I should make these for him 🙂

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  15. Are you kidding me?! These are so fun!!

    Thanks so much for entering the contest!

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