My husband and I have been talking about these cookies for a long time. He is a “commuter” and always looking for a quick bite to eat so he can get on the road. When I make my oatmeal cookie recipe, he always says: “Hmmm…these would be good with…. bacon.” If you know this man–he truly says that about almost anything I make, but this time, I wondered if he had something. He mentioned that his mom used to make “breakfast cookies” when he was growing up. He said they were egg-y and cheesy! I would love to find that recipe! Mims- if you are reading! Please do share! These Breakfast cookies are a huge hit with the kids ….obviously just as a treat every once in awhile, but a treat with plenty of fiber and the sweet and salty mix is yummy! Enjoy!
Every good cookie recipe starts with some butter. This one starts with 2 and a 1/2 sticks! Let is soften at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
Then add your sugars! 3/4 cup brown sugar (pairs so nicely with the bacon), and 1/2 cup white sugar. I think I may add all brown sugar next time! I’ll let you know how it goes!
Cream mixture together!
Whip two eggs and add to mixer with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Prepare your dry ingredients. flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine. (*tip: whisking your dry ingredients is key to light and fluffy cookies! You can whisk your dry ingredients as a substitute for sifting)
Add 3 cups old fashioned oats…. mix just until combined. You don’t want to over-mix once the oatmeal is added.
The star of the show! Chop or crumble your cooled bacon…. This step must be done quickly at my house…. snacking of ingredients frequently happens.
Add crumbled bacon to mixture!
Scoop 1- inch balls of dough onto stone or cookie sheet…. look at those lovely bits of bacon! Bake at 375 degrees for 8-9 minutes until tops are golden.
They are also good for lunch or after dinner!
I tried adding cheese- for an oatmeal, bacon and cheese cookie….. Good thought. But, it messed with my mental tastebuds, and the texture was off…. but aren’t they pretty!
Ok… so what else could I add to my oatmeal cookies to make them a breakfast treat? spiced apples, bananas, cream cheese frosting and a drizzle of maple syrup? wait…. this is breakfast right? but, that would be good! yes?! So many things to try, so little time!
I tried some of our Roasted Applesauce on a Breakfast cookie! YUM! This is my favorite variety so far! I hope these cookies make for happy mornings at your house!
- 1- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 8 strips Bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- 2. Beat in egg and vanilla.
- 3. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl, whisk ingredients together.
- 4. Add flour mixture slowly to the butter mixture.
- 5. Once all combined, stir in oats and bacon. Do not over-mix!
- 6. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-9 minutes.