Raise your hand if you love bacon!! I thought so. Does anyone not like bacon? Many years I deluded myself into thinking that turkey bacon was all I needed. Not!There is nothing like the aroma and taste of real bacon.
You may be wondering what bacon has to do with Valentine's Day. Well, it doesn't exactly. As you see in the above picture, bacon is featured in the latest Food Network Magazine. I mean, everything is made with bacon or looks like it anyway.
Today, being Valentine's Day, my good friend, Janice, is running a baked goods fund raiser for The March of Dimes at Kennestone Hospital where she works as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse.
Every year I make a few batches of my giant crisp chocolate cookies. But in addition, I made a batch with butterscotch morsels and BACON BITS. Yes, that is right. And from talking to Jan this morning, they are a big hit. And hubby Jim loves them.
I am giving you my recipe for a valentine's present to you. I hope you like them!
Crispy butterscotch bacon cookies
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Submitted By: Charlotte Wilson
Cook Time: 23 Minutes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups Butterscotch morsels
1 cup chopped bacon bits ( I use the package of real bacon bits to save time.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla. Mix in the dry ingredients until well blended. Stir in the butterscotch chips and bacon bits. Scoop the dough with a 2 inch ice cream scoop and place them 3 inches apart onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 20 to 23 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
What do you think of Valentine's Day? It used to make me anxious and sad if I didn't have a special someone in my life.
Being blessed with a wonderful and considerate husband, we celebrate our love almost every day that he is home. This morning as usual, he got up before me and made the coffee, fluffed up my pillows on my living room chair and folded my lap blanket. For the 3 days that we were snowed in, he brought in firewood and had a beautiful fire to keep us warm. It doesn't get better than that for me.
Peace and love of Jesus to you today and always!