Sunday, February 17, 2013

Bak Kwa Cookies ( Bacon Cookies)

Bak Kwa Cookies ( Bacon Cookies)
You know what? I'm so glad that I love to try unique recipes because the title of these cookies alone, might have scared me away! I'm very happy it didn't! These cookies were so very good! I thought they were going to be a very savory cookie, but they're not! These Bak Kwa cookies are very similar to a shortbread cookie. Slightly sweet and very buttery! The bacon bits just gives the cookie a little  hint of smokiness and a nice chewiness! This is a crisp but crumbly cookie. I truly enjoyed these and will make them again!

I found this recipe *here* on a blog called 'No-Frills Recipes'.

I'm posting the recipe below with conversion from metric, to make it easier for my U.S. readers.

 3 1/2 Tbls. sugar
4 1/2 oz. butter
1/2 egg - beaten -**see note
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour - sifted
3 Tbls. Bak Kwa - (I used pre-packaged real bacon bits)
 Cream butter and sugar together.
Add in egg and vanilla extract.
Add in bacon bits. Mix well to combine.
Then fold in flour to form a dough.
Shape into a firm log 10" long x 2" wide x 1 1/2" high
Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
Then slice into 1/4 " thick slices and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated oven at 355 degrees for 16-18 minutes or
until lightly browned on edges.
**note...After beating the egg pour about 1/2 into the butter/sugar mixture, or double this recipe and use the whole egg!


  1. You'd never think something like this would be so good...but a lot of weird combos actually work. Let me tell ya about the time I got powdered sugar on a garlic bagel LOL.

    I will say it again: If I was your neighbor they'd have to bury me in a piano case. Your food is to DIE for!!!!

    1. LOL Judith! Thanks!!! Yes, I could definitely see powdered sugar and garlic being delicious! Anything with garlic is delicious in my book! I wish we were neighbors! We would have so much great food going back and forth!!! (((HUGS)))

  2. Hi Lilian, you have a wonderful blog here:D bookmarking this interesting recipe:D

    1. Thank you so much Jeannie! That's so nice of you! I hope you like the cookies as much as I do! =)

  3. Half of an egg? Really?

    1. Just double the entire recipe.
      Problem solved.

    2. lol...I know! But that's what the original recipe says..1/2 an egg! I just beat the egg and poured 'about' half of it into the mix. Or you could do like the above commenter said...double the recipe! Which might be a good idea because these are delicious!

    3. These sound delicious! I think I'll share with my group, they will love the addition of bacon to a cookie recipe! Yes, I think I will double the recipe, switch the vanilla extract in one half with maple extract, and make the rest as instructed. Maple in anything...

    4. Oh, I just love the maple extract idea!!! Thanks for that and for stopping by! =D


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