Bacon Cheddar Cookies

Yes, Cheddar Bacon Cookies.  Now, before you ask, no this is not a sweet cookie.  It is a savoury cookie perfect for appetizers for serving with a salad or soup.  They are so good!

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These cookies are addictive.  They are the perfect base for savoury spreads and toppings, but are just as delightful all on their own.  What makes them so lovely is the tangy cheese combined with the salty nuggets of smoked bacon all mixed into a tender cookie.  At once delicate and hearty, these cookies are always popular.

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You can make the dough for these cookies a day in advance, wrapped in plastic in the fridge and when you are ready to serve them you simply slice and bake.  They are lovely warm from the oven, but are also good at room temperature and keep well in an air tight container for two days.

Bacon and Cheddar Cookies    Yield about 35 cookies

4 slices thick cut bacon, chopped finely
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 stick softened butter, cut into cubes ( I use salted)
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons heavy cream

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In a large skillet over medium high heat cook the chopped bacon until very crisp.  Drain on paper towel.

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In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the flour, cayenne pepper, butter, egg, egg yolk, and cream.  Mix until well combined.

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Add the shredded cheese and crisp bacon to the work bowl and mix on low speed until combined.

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Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured board and roll into a log about 1 1/2″ around.  Wrap the log in plastic wrap and chill for at least two hours.

During the last half hour of chilling heat your oven to 350 F.

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Once chilled slice into 1/4″ thick disks and place about 1/2″ apart on an un-greased cookie sheet. 

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Bake for 18 to 25 minutes, or until the cookies are just turning golden abound the edges and the cookies are firm to the touch.  Cool on a rack until they are slightly warm.

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Enjoy!

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Author: Kelly

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  • http://www.mykitchenaddiction.com Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

    Beautiful! What do you think about adding some minced jalapeno to these? For some reason when I think cheddar and bacon, I always throw jalapeno in, as well!

  • http://www.kudoskookies.blogspot.com Renee Goerger

    OMG! I am going to make these right away! If they taste as good as they sound I will be forever in your debt. Thanks for posting.

  • Kelly

    Jen – Jalapeno would be lovely! I love that idea!! Mmmm.

  • http://lifesafeast.blogspot.com Jamie

    Delicious! What a flavor combo: cheddar and bacon. Just about perfection! These cookies look great and perfect for a party.

  • http://iloveflavourme.blogspot.com/ ruth

    Just my kind of cookie!!!

  • http://tastyeatsathome.wordpress.com Alta

    My, these look delicious.

  • http://twopeasandtheirpod.com Maria

    Great idea to make a savory cookie!

  • http://breadplusbutter.blogspot.com jenn (Bread + Butter)

    You had me a bacon. Then you had to go add the cheddar to it and I was hooked. I’m bookmarking this. It s must make!!!!

  • http://duodishes.com The Duo Dishes

    No one said cookies had to be sweet. Yum.

  • http://www.browneyedbaker.com Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker}

    These sound incredible!! Like gourmet savory crackers. Can’t wait to try them!

  • http://www.thecolorsofindiancooking.com Kathy Gori

    ok, you’re really living up to your name here! these look evilly delicious.

  • http://simplyscrumptiousfoodie.com Jessie

    I am at loss for words because I would have never thought in a million years to make cookies that contained bacon and cheddar. Well now after seeing your cookies I must make these! nom nom nom!

  • http://www.elinluv.blogspot.com Elin

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful cookies. I love savoury ones and I am going to try this out soon! They look yummmilicious!

  • http://mytastytreasures.blogspot.com Donna

    Oh YES! I am so trying these really really soon. How is it you make everything I love!!

  • http://slocooking.blogspot.com HeatherT

    I love your blog. Check out your “Make Me Hungry Award”… http://slocooking.blogspot.com/2009/08/make-me-hungry-awards.html

  • http://ricocoffeeshop.blogspot.com Rico

    They look amazing, but I have to keep away as the seem very caloric and it all goes to my waste lol…but never the less very appetising and delicious no doubt. kisses xxx Rico|Recipes

  • http://www.candycritic.org Chris

    Bacon and cookies together?.. An idea like this is worth a Nobel Prize.

  • http://www.thedormchef.com Thomas

    I love this idea! I like the idea of using this as a base for a dip or a spread. Pretty good idea!

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  • Pamela

    Ah bummer, this was a “miss” for my family and I. Not sure what went wrong, followed the receipe to the T. Just not enough flavor, very bland. Tossed them out. : (

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