I Whisk You: Oatmeal Bacon Waffle Cookies


Tired of something sweet yet? Or perhaps you need something different? I’ve been enjoying cookies every day since November, and not just one kind. So last week I decided to try something different. Well, still in the context of cookies.

My friend sent me this recipe and asked if I could make this for her. Sure, what not to love about sharing, right? It was completely different than any kind of cookies I’ve tasted. It’s crunchy, salty, and pretty much a perfect match if you’re not a sweet tooth.


Oatmeal Bacon Waffle Cookies
Recipe courtesy of Cuisine Holiday Cookies

Oatmeal-Bacon Waffle Cookies with Espresso Icing
makes about 3 dozen cookies
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 strips of bacon, finely diced
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 Tablespoons (4-ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 extra large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. In a large bowl, combine the oats and cinnamon; set aside.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until browned and crisp.  Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon pieces to a paper towel-lined plate.  Pour the bacon drippings over the oat mixture to soak.
  3.  Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla until the sugar dissolves.
  5. Preheat a standard (not Belgian) waffle iron.  Add the flour mixture, sugar mixture, and reserved bacon pieces to the oat mixture; stir to combine.  Spray the hot waffle iron with non-stick spray and drop about 1 tablespoon of batter into each section of the iron.  Close the iron and cook until the cookies are golden, about 1 1/2 minutes.  Remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool.  (The cookies will be soft, but will crisp as they cool).  Repeat with remaining dough.
*Note– recipe can easily be halved or doubled


  1. Ooh waffle cookies, what a genius idea! I really want a waffle iron!!

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