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)

4
Servings
1545
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 1 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
  • 2 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
  • 8 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
46g
66%
Sugar
49g
54%
Saturated Fat
22g
92%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
248g
100%
Protein
32g
70%
Vitamin A, RAE
42µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
21µg
23%
Calcium, Ca
170mg
17%
Choline, total
63mg
15%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
13g
52%
Folate, total
435µg
100%
Iron, Fe
13mg
72%
Magnesium, Mg
146mg
46%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
645mg
92%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
74µg
100%
Sodium, Na
691mg
46%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
85g
3%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.