Bacon Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Shake

Bacon Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Shake
Staff Writer

Clare Barboza

Bacon oatmeal raisin cookie milkshake.

It may sound crazy to put bacon in your oatmeal raisin cookies, but you’ll soon see why we do it at Hot Cakes. Bacon paired with its breakfast counterparts oatmeal and raisins creates the perfect cookie, with hints of savory smokiness. We adapted our recipe just for this milkshake.

Excerpted from Malts & Milkshakes, by Autumn Martin (St. Martin's Press, 2013)

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 12-ounce package bacon
  • 3  Cups  all-purpose or pastry flour
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  baking soda
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1 1/2  sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2  Cup  sugar
  • large eggs
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4  Cup  old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/4  Cup  raisins

For the shake

  • 1  Cup  milk
  • 1/2  Cup  raisins
  • 3/4  Cups  Bacon–Oatmeal Raisin Cookie chunks
  • scoops vanilla ice cream

Directions

For the cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a frying pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Transfer the bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate and reserve 1/4 cup of the bacon fat, discarding the rest. Allow the bacon and the bacon fat to cool, then chop the bacon into roughly 1/2-inch pieces.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, and whisk well.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and reserved bacon fat with the brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. (You can also do this by hand, with a sturdy spoon.)

Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating between each addition. Add the vanilla, and beat on medium-low speed to blend.

Add the dry ingredients in 3 batches, mixing on low speed until incorporated and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Stir in the bacon, oats, and raisins until evenly incorporated.

Using an ice cream scoop (mine has a capacity of about 1/4 cup), scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, taking care to leave about 2 inches of space between cookies. Bake for approximately 17 minutes, or until the cookies are puffed and golden around the edges. The centers of the cookies will be slightly gooey when they come out of the oven. If you like your cookies a bit crisper, feel free to leave them in the oven for another few minutes.

Cool them on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before transferring them to the counter or a rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.

For the shake

In a small saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer over medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat and add the raisins.

Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid or plastic wrap and let the milk sit for 1 hour.

Blend the milk and raisins until they are mostly smooth. Add the cookie chunks and ice cream and blend until they are just incorporated, but still chunky. (You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender.)

Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
57g
81%
Sugar
51g
57%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Carbohydrate, by difference
146g
100%
Protein
55g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
413µg
59%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
304mg
30%
Choline, total
26mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
17g
68%
Folate, total
187µg
47%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
118mg
37%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
19mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
768mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
55µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1338mg
89%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
152g
6%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.