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Can y'all say YUM!

Updated: Dec 12, 2019

Lord Honey, this cookie just thanked me for givin' it two of my favorite things--bacon and bourbon. Y'all will thank me too, after you try my Bacon Sugar Cookies w/ a sweet bourbon glaze. Y'all are welcome by the way.

Bacon Sugar Cookies with Bourbon Glaze

Jason Smith, FNS

Makes 2 dozen


1-cup butter, soft

1 ½-cup white sugar


2 ¼-cups All-purpose flour

½-tsp baking powder

½-tsp salt

3-tsp vanilla

½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled

½-cup smoked bourbon sugar or demerara sugar (for rolling the cookie dough balls in)

Bourbon Glaze:

2 1/2-cups powder sugar

1-TBSP bourbon

½-tsp vanilla


· Preheat oven to 350°, line baking sheets with parchment or silpats.

· In the bowl of a stand mixer place the butter and sugar and cream together.

· Add the egg and vanilla, mix to combine, scrape down sides of bowl.

· Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, add to mixer and stir in just until combined.

· Fold in all the bacon except ¼-cup to put on tops of cookies.

· Using a 2 ounce cookie scoop, form a dough ball and roll in the bourbon sugar

· Place on baking sheet and top each dough ball with a few crumbles of bacon

· Bake for 8-10 mins no longer, remove and let cool on rack.

· Mix up the bourbon glaze and drizzle the cookies when cooled.

· Let stand at room temp until glaze dries.

· Eat right away or store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 2 weeks.

· Tip: You can also add chopped pecans, white chocolate chips even dried cherries if you wish


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Feb 20, 2020

I have Kentucky roots and live just north of the Ohio River, but I have no idea where to get smoked bourbon sugar. Can anyone help? Can I make it?


Nancy R Curtis
Nancy R Curtis
Oct 20, 2018

Would you please provide keto-friendly substitutions for this recipe? Thank you, Darlin'!

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