Bacon Banana Cookies! (As Inspired by Breaking Bad)

So last week in Breaking Bad there was a scene where Mike’s sleezy lawyer brings the woman at the bank a batch of bacon banana cookies (if you don’t watch Breaking Bad, you need to).  I had never heard of a cookie like this before, was it even possible?! I thought it would be a cute homage to Breaking Bad to make these for a season finale viewing party. Much easier/safer than making meth at least. (they make meth in the show — just watch it, ok?).

As you may have gathered from my previous (healthy-ish) recipe posts, a bacon cookie is not my style. I’m not even a huge bacon fan in general (blasphemy, I know). I like my bacon with eggs, and I think the trend of putting bacon on everything is gimmicky and getting ridiculous. Bacon mayonnaise, bacon lollipops, bacon popcorn, the list goes on and on, but for some reason I still wanted to try making these, and I actually wasn’t disappointed. They were better than I expected and get really great endorsements from the bacon lovers I’ve given them to so far. These cookies may have even made me more open to the idea of adding bacon to non-traditional bacon items. You won’t see my licking a bacon lollipop anytime soon, but I would make these again.

FYI – these are not a true cookie consistency, they are more of a cake/bread cookie. If/when I make these again I’ll do them in mini muffin tins. Adorable brunch idea? I think so.

Ingredients: (makes roughly 30 cookies — less if you made them big like I did)

  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1 (16 oz .) package of bacon
  • Optional: Chocolate chips – I added some chocolate chips to half of the batch just for fun & liked those more. I didn’t measure (half a cup? a handful? whatever looks good to you).

a few key ingredients

Directions:

1.  Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Chop and fry bacon in a pan. Let your little bacon bits sit and cool while you are doing the rest of the prepping.

2.  In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and the salt.

3.  In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the butter and 1 cup of the sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until they are fully incorporated. Beat in the vanilla.

4.  Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture, then stir in the mashed bananas, beating well after each addition. Fold in the bacon. (Fold in the chocolate chips now too if you’re adding those, I recommend you do!)

5.  Stir together the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the remaining cinnamon (for sprinkling on the cookies before baking).

6.  Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart. Sprinkle generously with the cinnamon-sugar.

7.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until slightly browned.

7.  Eat and be amazed by the sweet/savory flavor combo that is happening in your mouth.

Allow the cookies to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. Cookies will keep for 5 to 7 days.

Are you adventurous enough to try these??

xx

Bonnie

original recipe (that I altered) here

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