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
1931
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
127g
100%
Sugar
65g
72%
Saturated Fat
34g
100%
Cholesterol
97mg
32%
Carbohydrate, by difference
184g
100%
Protein
18g
39%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
168mg
17%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
15g
60%
Folate, total
67µg
17%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
54mg
17%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
180mg
26%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
1106mg
74%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
63g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.