Bacon & Banana cookies

Simon Wragg

Simon Wragg

27th April 2012

Bacon & Banana cookies

A strange yet tasty sweet and savoury cookie. Makes 15-20 cookies depending on size

Ingredients

  • 5 slices smoked streaky bacon
  • 220g plain flour
  • 1/4 tbs bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tbs salt
  • 1/2 tbs baking powder
  • 120g unsalted butter (cubes)
  • 260g caster sugar (unrefined pref)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 60g dried banana (roughly chopped)

Method

Preheat oven to 190oC
Place bacon on a baking tray lined with grease proof, place in oven for 10mins
Remove the tray and pat dry bacon with paper towel and leave to cool to room temp
When cool dice the bacon into small pieces
Sift flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside
Cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy
Add the eggs one at a time. Mixing well each time until fully incorporated
Slowly add the flour mix to the egg mixture, continue to mix until fully incorporated
Add the bacon and banana to the mix and combine for a further 2mins
Line a baking tray with baking parchment
Use an ice cream scoop to portion the dough onto the tray, leave roughly 9-10cm between as cookies will expand
Bake in the oven for 8-10mins or until golden brown with a crispy edge
Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before moving to wire rack
Cookies should last around 5 days in an airtight container