True Story – My husband, Brian, was at VooDoo Doughnuts in Portland OR a few years back, and took a fancy to their Bacon Topped Maple Cream Sticks. After attempting to explain this combination to his friends, we began to experiment with a cookie he could share with the same flavor notes. The result was a huge hit. I have now modified the recipe to be Keto-friendly, and my husband has never been happier!
Bon Appe Keto Maple Bacon Sugar Cookies
This recipe makes 1 dozen cookie sandwiches filled with maple flavored frosting and bacon.
Please leave butter out for at least 2 hours to soften. Double sift your flour before hand with a flour sifter or mesh strainer. Chop chocolate bar into small chunks – you should yield about 100 chunks from one 3oz bar.
Cut bacon strips in half and fry until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add softened butter, egg, swerve and vanilla. Beat on medium until well combined and creamy.
Sift in almond flour, coconut flour and xanthan gum. Add salt. Beat on medium-low speed for 2 minutes. Cookie dough should be uniform.
Transfer dough to silicone baking mat and shape into a ball.
Cover with parchment paper and gently press to lightly flatten.
Use a rolling pin to roll dough to ¼” thickness.
Remove parchment sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour.
After an hour has passed, preheat oven to 325F.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Using a cookie cutter, cut cookies out of dough and place cut cookies on to parchment lined cookie sheet – the cookies will not expand, so only 1” of space is needed between cookies.
Reshape scraps of dough into a ball, cover with parchment and roll out to ¼” thickness. Cut more cookies out. Repeat until dough is exhausted.
Remove from oven and allow to rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before using a spatula to transfer them to a baker’s cooling rack.
To make the frosting: In a mixing bowl, combine ¼ cup of softened butter, ½ cup of powdered Swerve, 1 Tbsp heavy cream, ¼ tsp vanilla extract and ¼ tsp maple extract. Use a hand mixer and beat on medium for 3 minutes until completely creamy and consistent.
Use a frosting knife to frost one side of each cookie.
- Place a piece of bacon down on the frosted side.
- Add a dollop of frosting in the center of the bacon strip.
- Place a second piece of bacon across the dollop of frosting (making an X pattern).
- | cover with the other frosted cookie making a sandwich.
This is a cookie recipe, inspired by a doughnut! The Bacon Maple Bar is one of several famous doughnuts served at VooDoo Doughnuts in Portland OR.