Bacon, rum, oatmeal, and raisin cookies

English: Raisins. Español: Pasas.

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Ok….this is an odd recipe. Believe me though it’s a good one. The saltyness from bacon, the sweet of raisins with a kick of rum, with this nutty oatmeal it’s just heaven. Give it a try it’s something you’ll love to peices. They will be a big hit at parties, and they will disappear really fast.

8 ounces sliced guanciale or pancetta, cut into 1/4-inch squares
2 1/4 cups cake flour
teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil, room temperature
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup Golden raisins raisins soaked in 1 cup dark rum

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Cook guanciale or pancetta in a large skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown and crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels.

Whisk flour and baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat both sugars and butter in a large bowl, occasionally scraping down sides, until well blended, 2–3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between additions. Add vanilla; mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, 4–5 minutes. Mix in dry ingredients.

Fold bacon, oats, and raisins (without the excess rum) into batter and stir until evenly incorporated (dough will be sticky; chill briefly for easier handling, if desired). Using  a ice cream scoop and forming dough into balls, scoop batter onto prepared sheets, spaced at least 3 inches apart. Chill dough for 1 hour or cover and chill overnight.

Arrange racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 375°. Bake cookies, rotating pans halfway through, until edges are light golden brown and centers are still slightly soft, 20–22 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely. do ahead: Can be made 3 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.

Mmmm golden raisins with a sweet rum flavor to them, oatmeal…bacon….what’s not good with bacons?


5 comments on “Bacon, rum, oatmeal, and raisin cookies

  1. Gosh, thanks for the ping pack! That was very kind. I bet my “failed experiment turned around” is no comparison to those oatmeal cookies made with rum! Yum-mee! I’d like to try that! 🙂

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