These are great savory cookies! If you’re not a fan of sweet things, then these are the cookies for you. They’re also great as snacks for guests or with soups.
4 slices thick cut bacon, chopped finely
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or adjust to taste
1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 stick softened butter, cut into cubes
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons heavy cream
– In a large skillet over medium high heat cook the chopped bacon until very crisp. Drain on paper towel.
– In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the flour, cayenne pepper, butter, egg, egg yolk, and cream. Mix until well combined.
– Add the shredded cheese and crisp bacon to the work bowl and mix on low speed until combined.
– 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 (or 1 hour in the freezer).
– Once chilled slice into 1/4″ thick disks and place about 1/2″ to 1″ apart on an un-greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet lined with baking paper.
– 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 or to room temperature.
These cookies are nice and spicy for the cooler weather and perfect for the holiday season! They are a cross between a gingersnap and a spice cookie and have a delicious snap when you bite or break them.
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2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking soda
½ tsp Salt
1 tsp Ground cinnamon
1 tsp Ground ginger
1 tsp Ground cloves
½ cup Vegetable shortening
½ cup Packed brown sugar
½ cup Molasses
White sugar and cinnamon for topping
– Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC and line 2 cookie sheets with baking parchment.
– In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
– In the bowl of a mixer, beat together shortening and brown sugar.
– Mix in egg and molasses until well combined.
– Stir in flour mixture.
– Scoop into round balls and place on cookie sheets.
– Dampen the bottom of a glass and dip into sugar cinnamon mixture. Use this to flatten cookies to desired thickness, dipping glass into mixture between each cookie.
– Bake for 12-15min or until a light golden color and firm to touch.
– Cool on wire rack.
This recipe won me 3rd place at my county fair. They have a really nice peanut butter flavor and are easy to make. You can use creamy or chunky peanut butter and vary the size to whatever you like.
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1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons hot water
1 cup peanut butter
1. Preheat oven to 350 F/180 C.
2. Mix ingredients in order.
3. Roll into balls, place on baking sheet and press with fork.
4. Bake for 14min or until just lightly golden.
This recipe is great for using any flavour of chips you have. I’ve done half white chocolate chips and half peanut butter chips this time. You can even add some chopped up nuts or dried fruit and you can also vary the size (just make sure you adjust the cooking time accordingly).
2 1/8 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup assorted chips, nuts, dried fruit
– Preheat oven to 180 C or 350 F.
– Beat melted butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
– Add eggs, one at a time until well mixed.
– Add vanilla and mix.
– On low speed, add flour, baking soda and salt.
– Mix until combined.
– Mix in chocolate chips (or your combination).
– Place 1 inch size mounds (I use a cookie scoop to measure out my dough) of cookie dough on baking paper lined cookie sheets and bake for about 14-15min or until lightly brown.
– Let cool slightly and transfer to baking rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Makes about 36 (depending on size of cookies).
New house, new oven, first batch of cookies…yum!