Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Bacon Fat Shortbread

I found this recipe for bacon fat shortbread a couple of months ago and started saving bacon drippings to make it. I modified the recipe slightly to accommodate the quantity of fat I had on hand, and used two whole eggs instead of three yolks.

The resulting texture was not quite what I think of as shortbread, and the cookies were a bit salty. Mr Minx said they tasted like Keebler Club crackers, and he was spot on. They definitely needed a bigger bacon flavor. And a grinding of pepper wouldn't be completely out of place.

Because these are refrigerator cookies, I baked only a few and tucked the rest of the dough into the freezer. I may experiment with a roll in a pepper/sugar mixture before baking another batch. Will keep you posted. :)