bacon cookies with maple and cherries

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By Kathie Carr
from North Liberty, IN

Recipe originally came from a friend. I just added cherries.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 12 large cookies
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For bacon cookies with maple and cherries

  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 lg
    egg, beaten
  • 3 Tbsp
    real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    quick cooking rolled oats (uncooked)
  • 1/2 c
    dried cherries (or dried fruit of your choice), roughly chopped
  • 1/3 c
    bacon, cooked very crisp, well drained, and crumbled
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How To Make bacon cookies with maple and cherries

  • 1
    In a small bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt until combined. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the brown sugar, butter, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and well blended. Stir in the flour mixture, then add oats, dried cherries, and bacon. Mix well. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour or more.
  • 2
    When eady to bake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with shortening or nonstick cooking spray. Each large cookie should be about 2 tablespoons of dough. Drop cold dough onto prepared baking sheet spaced 2 inches apart. Bake in the center of the oven until set and lightly golden, 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven, allow to cool about 2 minutes then carefully transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Cookies will be very soft when warm. Yield: about 1 dozen. Store any leftovers in refrigerator due to the meat in the cookie.

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