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Maple Bacon Snickerdoodles: Chewy, soft snickerdoodles are kicked up a notch with maple flavor, candied bacon, and a drizzle of dark chocolate! | stressbaking.com

Maple Bacon Snickerdoodles

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Chewy, soft snickerdoodles are kicked up a notch with maple flavor, candied bacon, and a drizzle of dark chocolate!
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


Candied Bacon

  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • Maple syrup, to coat bacon
  • ½ cup light or dark brown sugar

Maple Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • ¼ cup maple sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Snickerdoodle dough

  • 2.25 cups Bob's Red Mill Organic All Purpose Baking Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate wafers, melted


Candied bacon

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a baking sheet with a layer of aluminum foil.
  • Lay each strip of bacon on the foil. Brush with a thin layer of maple syrup, then top with a layer of brown sugar.
  • Place an oven safe wire rack on top of the prepared baking sheet, and then place prepared bacon on top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until crispy - you want it to easily crumble once it's cooled. Let cool completely on wire rack.
  • When completely cooled, crumble into a small bowl and set aside.

Maple Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • In a small bowl, whisk together maple sugar, granulated sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

Snickerdoodle dough

  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon and cream of tartar. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until fluffy.
  • Add egg, maple syrup and vanilla extract and beat to completely combined.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix on medium speed until completely combined.
  • Add crumbled bacon and stir to combine. If including chocolate chips, stir them in now as well.
  • Place dough in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F and prepare a baking sheet parchment paper or nonstick silicon mats.
  • Measure out each ball of dough using a medium cookie scoop, and roll each in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place at least a couple inches apart on prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops have cracked.
  • Let cool on baking mats, as they will spread just slightly more as they set. Move to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Drizzle with melted chocolate and let set completely.
  • Package them up, craft a handwritten note and gift them to someone you love for them to enjoy!


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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