clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Bacon and Bourbon Shortbread Cookies

  • Author: Pate Giltner
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 40 minutes



For the shortbread:

  1. 2 sticks butter (8 ounces)
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  3. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  4. 100 grams cornstarch (about 3/4 cup)
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 4 tablespoons bourbon
  7. 1/2 cup bacon crumbled into very small pieces. (about 10 slices)
  8. 2 tablespoons bacon grease 
  9. 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

For the glaze:

  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 4 tablespoons bourbon


  1. First bake the bacon on a foil lined baking sheet in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Set aside to cool. 
  2. Set the oven temperature to 325 degrees. 
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. In separate bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch, and salt. 
  5. Mix in the flour mixture to the butter and sugar a little at a time.
  6. Add in the bourbon, bacon, bacon grease, and almond extract.
  7. Line a work surface with parchment paper and put the formed dough on top. Place another sheet of parchment paper on top and roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. 
  8. Using a cutter cut out rounds and place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the sides begin to brown. 
  9. Make the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar and bourbon in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.