Late-Night Craving | Buttermilk, Maple Syrup and Bacon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2 cup buttermilk
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8-12 strips cooked bacon
Preparation: 8 large or 12 medium strips bacon; cooked, drained and cooled
1) Preheat oven to 375° F. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in egg, maple syrup and buttermilk. Beat until well blended.
2) Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and add to butter mixture. Beat until just incorporated. Crumble cooked bacon and fold into dough.
3) Scoop or drop dough by 1 rounded tablespoon portions and place 1-1/2 inches apart on a parchment-lined or nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Let sit for a few minutes and transfer to a cooling rack. Yields about 4 dozen
Craving more sweetness? Make buttercream: Mix together 4 tablespoons softened butter, 2 tablespoons pure
maple syrup and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted. Frost cookies.