Bacon Fat Cookies with Maple Glaze

Stop tossing the greasy gold that is bacon fat and put it to use in something like a maple-glazed cookie topped with bacon.


  • 1/4 cup rendered and chilled bacon grease
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 strips of bacon, fully cooked and crumbled
  • Maple bourbon glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the bacon grease, sugar and butter with an electric mixer. Carefully add dry ingredients, then add in the egg and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  3. Scoop tablespoon-sized dollops of the dough and place on a parchment-lined sheet tray. Press down slightly with your thumb. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and set aside to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, bourbon and powdered sugar. Drizzle over cookies and top with crumbled bacon.