Maple Bacon Cookies

Bacon lovers everywhere rejoice! Maple Bacon Cookies bring your favorite breakfast flavor combo into an easy to make and transport dessert. This recipe is a must-try!

Maple Bacon Cookies: chewy delicious maple cookies with bacon pieces. Don't hate till you try it!

Sometimes combining sweet and salty just has to be done. In these maple cookies, the salty component comes in the form of BACON!

This cookie recipe is for the true bacon lovers out there. The smokiness of the bacon, combined with the brown sugar and the chocolate chips and the maple flavor . . . . It just doesn’t get any better when the sweet and salty cravings hit!

Maple Cookies

You may remember these Maple Bacon Blondies, as a true testament to my love for bacon in desserts. It was high time I gave my maple cookie recipe the same treatment.

Everyone knows that the best part of a big weekend breakfast is when the maple syrup from your pancakes crosses paths with the crispy slices of bacon on your plate. Maybe it started as a happy accident but maple and bacon were clearly made to go together!

The combination of tastes works perfectly in cookies, too. By folding cooked bacon into your cookie dough, you get a dessert that has to be tasted to be understood. Sweet, salty and a just a little smoky, these are perfect for people who like their cookies a little bit on the “unusual” side.

Because I believe in adding to chocolate to anything and everything, I decided to fold mini chocolate morsels into my cookies, too. I have no regrets.

One thing to note: Before you make these cookies, you need to cook the bacon first! (Raw bacon in cookies? Blergh, no thank you.) If you have leftover bacon from breakfast, set it aside and bake these cookies.

Of course, it only takes a few minutes to cook a fresh batch of bacon in the oven!

How to Cook Bacon

Since you need a hot oven for the cookies anyway, you might as well fire it up to cook the bacon too. The oven baking method is my favorite.

Lay 4 thick slices of bacon on a small baking sheet lined with foil. If you like a bit more sweetness, do what I do and sprinkle brown sugar on your bacon before putting it in the oven. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Remove from pan and cool on piece of foil. Cut into small pieces when cooled and set aside for the cookies.

How to Make Maple Bacon Cookies

Once your bacon is cooled and cut, it’s time to make some delicious Maple Cookies.

STEP 1. Make the maple dough

In a stand mixer, beat butter with brown sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add salt, eggs and maple extract. Slowly add in flour, baking soda and baking powder.

STEP 3. Add bacon and bake!

Fold in bacon and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Scoop by large tablespoons onto a prepared baking sheet. I like to line mine with parchment to keep it non-stick and make clean up easier.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Let them cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips, Tricks and Substitutions

  • For even more maple flavor, you can use maple bacon instead of regular here. If you do that, you won’t need to add any brown sugar on top before baking.
  • The chocolate chips are a tasty addition but optional. Feel free to leave them out if you’re not in the mood for chocolate (unfathomable to me).
  • Store these cookies in an airtight container and enjoy within 3 -4 days.
Maple Bacon Cookies: chewy delicious maple cookies with bacon pieces. Don't hate till you try it

Ready to hop on the maple-bacon train yet? Okay, I completely understand not joining in a “trend”. I’m the girl who was still wearing leg warmers when it wasn’t cool, and rolled my jeans up far longer than necessary. I get it.

But don’t be late on this one. Give it a try. And if you’re not convinced, I’ll be happy to take all your leftovers.

Maple Bacon Cookies with chocolate chips are the ultimate cookie for bacon lovers! A little sweet, a little salty and a whole lot irresistible, these cookies are just the treat to shake up your baking routine.

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Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Maple Bacon Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes


  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp maple extract
  • 2 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet morsels
  • 4 thick slices bacon, cooked (see note below)


  1. NOTE: Before starting, cook bacon. Lay 4 thick slices of bacon on a small baking sheet lined with foil. Top with ⅓ cup brown sugar. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on piece of foil. Cut into small pieces when cooled and set aside for cookies.
  2. In mixer, beat butter with brown sugar for 4 minutes. Add salt, eggs and maple extract. Slowly add in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Fold in bacon and chocolate chips. Scoop by large tablespoons onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow to sit on pan 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on July 5, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. Oh my goodness! These are amazing! I added pecans and used maple flavored pecans. I did sample the bacon once cooked.

  2. Is it listed somewhere I missed? How many cookies does this yield? I have to make 120 cookies and don’t know what recipe to use. I want to make bacon cookies, but that could get a bit expensive.

  3. Maple syrup on the bacon doesn’t work too well… too soggy. They make maple extract or you could add syrup to the cookie recipe…

  4. It’s been asked a couple of times and I’m curious to the answer. Is the 1/3 cup of sugar deducted from the 1-3/4 cups listed?

    1. I had to scroll way back to get the answer. It is in addition to the 1¾. She said she was going to correct it, but apparently got busy and forgot.

  5. Should the brown sugar be packed when measured?  I used a little extra but didn’t pack it because the recipe didn’t say to. My cookies tasted good but seemed too dense.  I wonder if they needed more brown sugar. 

    1. Brown sugar should always be packed, but I’ll make a note to specify in my recipes in case people didn’t know 🙂

  6. I wonder if lightly brushing the tops with maple syrup before putting them in the oven would work. Likely syrup would burn, and spoil the cookies? Or would it give the cookie a nice sticky maple syrup consistency topping? hmmmm

  7. Hi! These fit perfectly for the cookie swap I have coming up!! I was also wondering about the brown sugar and didn’t see an answer above. Is the 1/3 cup for the bacon in addition to the 1 3/4 cup in the cookies? Thank you!

  8. Using Bacon Jam worked great!
    I used two heaping tablespoons of the bacon jam and worried that not enough of a ‘bacony’ (is that a word??), flavor would get through.. My daughter had found “maple bacon” extract, so we added that as well.. I think like 1/2 a teaspoon with the one teaspoon regular maple extract…
    The result was a rich , balanced very tasty cookie.. Some of which are now winging their way across the country in “cookie packs” to the few we send to each year..
    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe and your replies to my posts.. hehehe I’m sue I’ll be back!
    My next ‘foodie mission’ is to see what kinds of ball shaped foods I can come up with as take alongs to various visits and gathers
    Again thank you
    off on my food ball search lol!

    1. Thanks for coming back and letting me know!! I’m sure your family and friends are going to love their cookie packs!!

  9. THANK YOU !!!!!
    Very nice to have a reply unlike some other foodie sites where a comment gets post then removed and/or ignored!

    Will be making these over the weekend – going try them using my latest batch of Bacon Jam…. If the bacon jam doesn’t work, will have to do my baking in the very wee hours of the night……. cross fingers for me! lol
    I’ll let you know how it works out..


  10. My family is pretty much on board with anything that has bacon…………
    Probably why I HAVE to always have a batch of Bacon Jam in the fridge……..
    I was wondering if I could use some of the bacon jam in this instead of slices of bacon?????
    Say maybe a spoon full of bacon jam for each slice the recipe calls for??
    I don’t mean to sound lazy but here sliced , cut or crumbled cooked bacon doesn’t last.. They would never “allow” it to sit long enough to go into a recipe.. lol I’m lucky I can get the raw stuff into he pan to join the rest of the jam ingredients!!

  11. I just bought nestle tollhouse maple chips (like chocolate chips but maple flavored I guess!). Could I sub them in for some of the chocolate chips and omit the maple extract? 

  12. Ahh. I’m determined to make this for father’s day, (even though I can’t stand bacon) Wish me luck~

  13. I made these because my son asked me to make a cookie with bacon in it. I had leftover butterscotch chips from another recipe I was doing so I looked on line for a bacon recipe as I thought they would pair well
    I picked this recipe over all the other ones. The cookies turned out ridiculously good. They were inhaled by my coworkers when I brought some for them to try and my son just loved them. I am baking another batch today. Try it with butterscotch chips… you won’t be disappointed!

  14. Is the 1 3/4 cups light brown sugar + the 1/3 cup for the bacon? Or is that included in the measurement?

    Please let me know ASAP, I want to make this within the next few days 🙂

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