BACON COOKIES Look-A-Like Recipie

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080I love decorating cookies (obviously). But, sometimes the thought of making dough, rolling it out, using cutters, baking cookies, cooling cookies, making royal icing, dying the icing, preparing the bags, and finally decorating the cookies exhausts me. I wonder why? So, I love making cookies that look awesome and don’t require icing or pastry bags. I found a fabulous tutorial on bacon cookies, though I wanted to add a spin. Bacon isn’t bacon without that wavy shape…but how to achieve it? Luckily, Sugarbelle, the cookie queen, used a technique to make fun tortilla chip cookies. So, I combined these techniques, threw in some sugar “pepper,” and voila – it’s bacon! 

EVEN crispy black sugar edges.. Drool drool…

Ingredients:

Your favorite sugar cookies recipe (for cutout cookies)
Various food coloring (I used Wilton’s golden yellow, Americolor pink, Americolor chocolate brown, Americolor super red – I think that is it!)
Brown sugar
Black sugar (I dyed my own)
Meringue powder
A small paintbrush
Wooden dowels to fit your cookie sheet (I used 5/8 of an inch, but going a bit smaller may be better)
A cookie sheet with rimmed edges
Parchment paper (you will definitely need it for this)

Directions:
1. Convince a handy loved one to buy wooden dowels and cut them to fit your cookie sheet. Debate the proper size on the telephone while you’re sitting around at home “cleaning” and they are in Home Depot. Wait impatiently as they use the big, scary saw. Love them unconditionally.

I didn’t get a picture of the dowels themselves, but you’ll see what I mean in a minute.

2. Divide your dough into 3 balls – two of equal size and one a bit smaller.

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Dye the smaller dough ball a dark red/pink/brown (I used red, pink, and brown coloring – imagine that?). Dye one of the larger dough balls a beige/yellow color ( I used yellow and brown coloring) and dye the other large dough ball a pinky red, close to the color of ground beef (I used pink, red, and some brown coloring). Put the dough in the fridge for a bit (30 minutes or so).

I wanted to make these cookies slice and bake, like the original tutorial, so once your dough is nice and cold, start building your block of dough. Since we want to cut these cookies, you want the side view to look like a slice of bacon. Here, I’ll show you.

3. Take the dark red dough, place it on some plastic wrap, and make some funky shapes with it.

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As you can see, this is not rocket science! But, from my reference pictures, the darkest meat of the bacon is usually concentrated on one side. So, that is what I did. Don’t worry about perfection – it’s bacon!

Then, I started adding in some of the beige dough and the pink dough in the random grooves:

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It is harder to see the cross-section view since some of my dough hangs over, but you get the idea. I ended with the beige color, then covered it in plastic wrap and let it chill in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.

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Don’t worry about the top being even. The dips and variations will make it more realistic.

4. Uncover the dough and use a large, sharp knife to cut off the end:

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Success! Looks kind of bacon-y to me. Cut the rest of the slices. Take the aforementioned wooden dowels and place them on your cookie sheet. They will probably roll around, but the cookies will anchor them in place. Cover the dowels with parchment paper. Lay the slices on the cookie sheet, on top of the dowels:

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I think this picture helps much more than my rambling instructions! If your cookies break a little at the grooves, just pinch the dough a bit to smooth it out. Mine still cracked a bit, but I think they still look great.

5. Bake your cookies according to your recipe’s instructions. The thickness of the slices will affect the baking time. I just baked mine in 3-4 minute intervals until I was happy with them. I think it ended up being about double the original baking time, but mine were pretty thick. Err on the side of overcooking them a little to ensure they are firm enough to keep their shape. The finished product should look a little like this:

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A little dark on the edges, but seriously – it’s bacon! Allow the cookies to cool completely in the pan before removing them.

6. To add some peppered pizazz, I had to make some “pepper” sugar. I sprinkled some pepper into a bowl for reference. I decided that some black colored sugar mixed with some brown sugar (not brown colored sugar, just regular brown sugar) should do the trick:

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Close enough!

Then, I used a trick from Bake at 350 for attaching sugar to cookies (besides dumping sugar onto still-wet icing, my usual method). I mixed a little bit of meringue powder with a little bit of water, painted the edges of the cookies with the mixture, then sprinkled or dunked the cookies into the sugar, depending on the angle:

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The more irregular, the better – it’s bacon!

Now, go enjoy your bacon cookies.

Only a glass of orange juice and a couple eggs away from a balanced cookie breakfast!

This was originally seen on https://notyourmommascookie.com/ but they have since removed their site for several years so.. here it is preserved. 🙂

#bacon #food #baking  

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Jake Kern
Jake Kern
9 years ago

I'd eat it…

Rylee Vasquez
Rylee Vasquez
9 years ago

Thats amazing! How do h make them?

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
9 years ago

+Christopher Lira FOR YOU

Hannah McNeil
Hannah McNeil
9 years ago

GIMMIE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!

pwease??

miguelangel sanchez
miguelangel sanchez
9 years ago

super RICO

Allain Servandil
Allain Servandil
9 years ago

hmm..i getting hungry with this,,how to baked them?

Jon Emmett
Jon Emmett
9 years ago

I'll take a choco chip thanks.

kian chin
kian chin
9 years ago

what is that ?

Adam Guerbuez
Adam Guerbuez
9 years ago

Looking for marry

kach rad
kach rad
9 years ago

giv me some it and one cop fruit coktail plzz svp

stefan fischer
stefan fischer
9 years ago

black, red, gold? german baken cookies? gg

Adam Guerbuez
Adam Guerbuez
9 years ago

in it my country, we make it these food

Mark C
Mark C
9 years ago

You just made me regret eating chocolate cake

adriana luna
adriana luna
9 years ago

mmmmmmmmm   yo quiero

Dean Al-Sarraf
Dean Al-Sarraf
9 years ago

Interesting your bacon cookies are between mine sugary foods!!!

Christopher Lira
Christopher Lira
9 years ago

+Amanda Blain you had me at +Christopher Lira

Teina Kore
Teina Kore
9 years ago

ooooohhhhhh!

adriana luna
adriana luna
9 years ago

quierooooooo

Reinaldo Gomez
Reinaldo Gomez
9 years ago

#hailbacon

Adam Guerbuez
Adam Guerbuez
9 years ago

With peace comes the notion of confection. One has to apply his full devotion to what is all but reality to be able to grasp what is known as simulated bacon. Our form is but the form of one's sole purpose.

heart shaped
heart shaped
9 years ago

just like a girl LOVE IT BUT HATE IT IN THE END…..lol

Joe Frazier, Jr
Joe Frazier, Jr
9 years ago

nom nom nom…bacon….

Bill Mckim
Bill Mckim
9 years ago

Gross

Benedict Corpuz
Benedict Corpuz
9 years ago

Nom nom nom. Bacon all the way!

Alex Emilcar
Alex Emilcar
9 years ago

eewww

Oyl Miller
Oyl Miller
9 years ago

Looks like facon!

Kristopher Salmon
Kristopher Salmon
9 years ago

This would mess with your head/ taste buds, lol.

Jim Smiley
Jim Smiley
9 years ago

Looks good to me. Just needs bacon flavoring.

Hermawan Prasetyo
Hermawan Prasetyo
9 years ago

i want .. 

Mike G
Mike G
9 years ago

As long as they don't taste like bacon…I think that you would need more to go along with tne theme…otherwise, why?

Kayla Young
Kayla Young
9 years ago

Can you make me some

Matthew Eckert
Matthew Eckert
9 years ago

looks good but i bet  its not!

Danielle Filipchich
Danielle Filipchich
9 years ago

looks interesting
😀

Tiffany Henry
Tiffany Henry
9 years ago

+Amanda Blain when you make these, pics or it didn't happen. drools

Matthew Eckert
Matthew Eckert
9 years ago

im tired and it looks good

Alex Zinovenko
Alex Zinovenko
9 years ago

I also want .YUM!

Jim Peoples
Jim Peoples
9 years ago

I intend to eat my monitor if you post them.

Enzamarie Monastero
Enzamarie Monastero
9 years ago

delish…..bernie would love those!

Matthew Eckert
Matthew Eckert
9 years ago

wow its Barny!

Eddie Mohan
Eddie Mohan
9 years ago

+Amanda Blain, how do you find such cool stuff???
These totally look like The Sex of cookies!!!

victor alfonso hernandez gutierrez
victor alfonso hernandez gutierrez
9 years ago

TTOCINO ALA BAMBUUU…LOL  LOOKS DELICIOUS 🙂 

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
9 years ago

NOmNomNoM 

Greyson Eastman
Greyson Eastman
9 years ago

ZOMGOD ! ! !   BACON COOKIES FTW ! ! ! 😀

Shugar Ray Dorsainvil
Shugar Ray Dorsainvil
9 years ago

Those what you call "Bacon Cookies" look like snake skins, hmmm scared to death of this creature

Rebecca LeHeup
Rebecca LeHeup
9 years ago

BACONTASTIC! +Amanda Blain – you and I need to go on a toad trip to Stratford to check out their new Bacon & Ale Trail!!'

Cyrus C.
Cyrus C.
9 years ago

too bad it wont be as good as the real thing

wahyu jatmiko
wahyu jatmiko
9 years ago

Yummy?

Hunter Yezd
Hunter Yezd
9 years ago

cookie or bacon or both

Phillip Branch
Phillip Branch
9 years ago

they look good

Alan Landucci-Ruiz
Alan Landucci-Ruiz
9 years ago

It hurts my brain to think about what that tastes like.

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