Whiskey-Bacon Cookies With Pecans and Maple Sugar

This crispy, yet chewy cookie is loaded with pecans and chunks of meaty bacon for an awesome salty and sweet treat
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Whiskey Bacon Cookies with Pecans

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This is the crispy but chewy cookie that is irresistible — chunks of pecans and chewy pieces of bacon make a salty-sweet cookie that we’re sure you’ll fall in love with. 

 

 

4
Servings
1623
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons Irish whiskey
  • 2 1/4 Cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 Ounces bacon, cooked until crisp, then crumbled
  • 2 Cups pecans, very roughly chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bowl of a standing mixer cream together the butter and the sugar until fluffy and lightened in color. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Add the whiskey and beat to combine.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until just incorporated. Then add the bacon pieces and pecans and mix again, until just combined.

Scoop the cookie dough by the tablespoonful onto two sheet pans (either lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat) and sprinkle a generous amount of maple sugar on top of each mound of dough. Bake for 13-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cookies cool on a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Eat immediately or store in an airtight container for several days.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
110g
100%
Sugar
78g
N/A
Saturated Fat
41g
100%
Cholesterol
239mg
80%
Protein
23g
45%
Carbs
137g
46%
Vitamin A
430µg
48%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
9.5%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.7%
Vitamin C
0.6mg
1%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
78mg
8%
Fiber
7g
29%
Folate (food)
42µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
42µg
11%
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
92mg
23%
Monounsaturated
45g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
19%
Phosphorus
365mg
52%
Polyunsaturated
18g
N/A
Potassium
456mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.3%
Sodium
805mg
34%
Sugars, added
75g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
40.9%
Trans
2g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
26%