I Whisk You: Oatmeal Bacon Waffle Cookies

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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.

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Oatmeal Bacon Waffle Cookies
Recipe courtesy of Cuisine Holiday Cookies

Oatmeal-Bacon Waffle Cookies with Espresso Icing
makes about 3 dozen cookies
 Ingredients:
  • 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
Directions:
  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
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Comments

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

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