K is a guy’s guy. He runs marathons, plays hockey in a league, and enjoys kicking back with a bottle of beer or whiskey (sometimes both at once). At the same time, he takes pride in domestic pursuits: sculpting ceramic art pieces, juicing healthy concoctions, and making many a rib-sticking stew. Fun, funky, spunky: I wanted to make him a birthday treat representative of his unique nature.
An idea popped into my head, and an hour later, I was pulling a tray of oatmeal raisin cookies out of the oven. Oatmeal raisin cookies… with bacon.
I made these right after my Whole30 cleanse, so I refrained from tasting, but everyone who had a cookie proclaimed it tasty. They’re soft, salty, sweet — a lovely breakfast accompaniment. I packed an extra one to sustain Jay en route to Portland, moments before we stepped foot in the cookie’s birthplace, Stumptown Coffee Roasters. A fitting birthday treat and serendipitous travel snack, all around.
Bacon, oatmeal and raisin cookies
Note: I used brown sugar in place of white, but otherwise followed the recipe to a T.