Breakfast Cookies

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! 

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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.  

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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! 

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Cream mixture together!

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Whip two eggs and add to mixer with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

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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)

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Add 3 cups old fashioned oats…. mix just until combined. You don’t want to over-mix once the oatmeal is added. 

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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.

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Add crumbled bacon to mixture!

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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.

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Done!

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They are also good for lunch or after dinner! 

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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!

 

 

 

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  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!

 

 

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 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! 

Oatmeal Bacon Breakfast Cookies
Yields 4
A quick breakfast treat for people on the go!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
9 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
9 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1- 1/4 cup butter, softened
  2. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 2 eggs, beaten
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1 1/2 cup flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 3 cups old fashioned oats
  10. 8 strips Bacon, cooked and crumbled
Instructions
  1. 1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. 2. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. 3. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl, whisk ingredients together.
  4. 4. Add flour mixture slowly to the butter mixture.
  5. 5. Once all combined, stir in oats and bacon. Do not over-mix!
  6. 6. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-9 minutes.
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3 thoughts on “Breakfast Cookies

  1. Linda- I have looked for the recipe in the past- I think it was from a little free cookbook from Quaker Oats-however these look wonderful- I think the ones Paul is remembering DID have bacon in them!! :-)

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