Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bacon and Cheddar Crackers

While I am still trying to learn the ins and outs of proper blogging (and picture taking) I thank you for viewing my potential progress and hopefully add your comments and suggestions. I aspire to improve my abilities in the blogging arena as I am truly enjoying myself.

I saw a recipe posted yesterday that sounded so good and so tasty I just had to add it to my plans for the day. For those who know me well, you know I can not follow a recipe without putting my special tweak to it. Good or bad, it's something I do and can't seem to stop myself. I've taken a lot of grief for this over the years but that is what makes cooking and baking so much fun for me. No rules and nothing set in stone.

There is one exception to this however, when baking Kudos Kookies. I can't mess with this recipe as it is something that needs to remain the same. Happily and willingly, I resist that urge.

Here is the recipe and steps I followed for making this totally delicious and savoury cookie.

Assemble the following ingredients:
1/2 lb. thick sliced bacon that has been cooked crisp and chopped finely
2 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
1/2 t. black pepper**
1 t. sugar**
1 T. fresh chopped rosemary**
1 C. finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 stick softened butter (I used unsalted)
1 large egg and 1 egg yolk
2 T. heavy cream
** denotes my "tweaks" to the original recipe

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, cayenne pepper, black pepper, butter, eggs, salt, sugar, rosemary, and cream. Mix until well combined. The dough will be relatively stiff. If you feel a need (I did) add a splash or two of more cream (how bad can that be?).

When the dough is thoroughly mixed, add the chopped bacon and cheddar cheese and mix with your hands to combine. You gotta get your hands a little dirty, right?

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into 2 logs about 1 1/2" around. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and chill for at least two hours.

When your dough is finished chilling, you're now ready to pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut the dough into 1/4" thick slices and place them about 1/2" apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Now your ready to bake your savoury cookies for 18 to 25 minutes or until the cookies are a wonderful golden brown.

Cool and devour! Simply delicious and so, so easy. Enjoy! Now, go try it and don't be afraid to make your own changes! It's only food :)

I would be remiss without making a special shout-out to The Baking Blog for the original posting of this recipe. Thanks so much!

Fondly, Renée


  1. This sounds SO yummy and I think your special tweaks soundeed great. I love rosemary!

  2. My mom used to make spicy cheddar cookies...I always loved them. These sound great with the bacon!