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Bacon Grease Sugar Cookie (GFDF, Paleo, Keto)
February 11, 2019
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Bacon Grease Sugar Cookie

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Bacon grease sugar cookies?

Yup! Sometimes the best recipes come from just playing in the kitchen when a craving hits. That’s exactly how I figured out that bacon grease makes an amazing sugar cookie!

I make a ton of bacon. At least a pound each week, and I always save the bacon grease in my nifty grease keeper that always sits on my stove ready to capture that liquid gold! If you don’t save your bacon grease, what are you doing with your life? I love this little ceramic container and I would recommend it to anyone who is living the high-fat life.

Soooo, when that bacon grease starts to pile up, you need a good way to use it up to make room for the new stuff. I got to thinking, I wonder if I could use bacon grease in place of butter for baking. Since I have to be dairy free or face a very slow and painful death, I thought maybe this would be a good idea. Turns out, it’s a pretty damned good idea!

These are a little different in terms of texture, but I think they taste just like a real sugar cookie. You might want to grab a cold glass of water or almond milk to have with them. Blake also gave them a rave review! You should definitely give them a try!

Here’s the recipe…let me know what you think.

Bacon Grease Sugar Cookie

Bacon Grease Sugar Cookie

Real sugar cookie taste without the sugar! This keto-friendly cookie is legit.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Heather Cooan

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Bacon Grease
  • 1/2 Cup Swerve
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Almond Meal

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In the bowl of your mixer cream bacon grease and Swearve until smooth, at least 3 minutes
  • Beat in vanilla extract and egg.
  • In a separate bowl combine baking powder and salt with almond meal and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients.
  • Make balls of dough, about an inch in diameter and place on a greased baking sheet.You're welcome to flatten them out, but I thought they were delicious as balls. You should get 12-15 cookies from this batch.
  • Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes.
  • Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg
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About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned functional nutrition consultant and educator. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and healthcare authorship. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle design interventions for health recovery. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine and integrated clinical treatment approach. Heather is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, Nutrition Therapy Practitioner, and is earning her Oncology Nutrition Consulting Certification. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine and integrated clinical treatment approach. Heather is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner.

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There are 17 comments

  • KELLY says:

    GREAT RECIPE!, TRYING TO START A KETO AIP TYPE OF DIET.

  • Heather says:

    Awesome Kelly, I try to publish recipes that fit both keto and AIP.

  • KELLY says:

    THANKS SO MUCH!.

  • Bella Hardy @ Healthnerdy.com says:

    5 stars
    That bacon grease sugar cookie absolutely something new for me! Looks yummy! Thx, Heather for sharing the recipe, I definitely add it to my cookbook!

  • You’re welcome, I’m curious to hear what you think once you make them!

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  • Angela Alexander says:

    Hi there, can you freeze the mix?

  • I’ve never tried to freeze it, but I don’t see why you couldn’t. Just like any other cookie dough, I would expect it to freeze and thaw just fine.

  • Angela Alexander says:

    Thank you and yes it froze perfectly. Made some cookies today and they were still amazing. Thanks again.

  • Awesome! So glad it worked out. I think they really do taste like sugar cookies. What did you think?

  • Angela Alexander says:

    Yesssss!!!

  • Chris Win says:

    2.2 grams of carbs per 1 cookie? Ouch, yikes. Just 4 cookies has more carbs than 1 serving (1 pint, let’s face it) of a few flavors of Enlightened or Rebel ice cream. No way 4 cookies are substantial enough to equal the volume of the pint of ice cream. These sound yummy but considering I can easily gobble down a dozen of them, 2.2 carbs is pretty high. I have more bacon grease than I’ll ever use so I might still try ’em.

  • Hi Chris, if you need a lower carb option, check out my peanut butter cookies. You can eat the whole batch of these https://heathercooan.com/peanut-butter-cookies/

  • Phillip says:

    I tried making these cookies today and I followed the recipe exactly. Even down to the one inch balls. When I baked them all the balls melted together and made one giant thin cookie that was tasty but too crumbly to eat. Any idea what happened?

  • That’s interesting. Usually, when a cookie turns out too flat like that, it’s due to too much oil. Did you replace any ingredients? When I made them they were super dense round balls that didn’t deflate or flatten out at all during the baking process.

    Sounds like you made a great topping for keto ice cream, low-carb yogurt, faux oatmeal, etc!

  • Phillip says:

    I realize I used almond flour instead of almond meal. That would be the only thing different from the recipe. Could that make such a disastrous dofference? Also, Is the recipe correct in stating 1 cup of bacon grease?

  • That shouldn’t make that much of a difference, I wouldn’t think. Almond flour vs meal is just the difference in the grind of the almond. I guess it’s possible, if the meal absorbs that much more than the flour. Yes, one cup should be accurate. If there is a typo in any of the other ingredients, I would have to make the recipe again to find it since this was put together so long ago. I haven’t made these recently.

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