Maple Bacon Cookies

My kids eat a lot of bacon, and so there is a lot of bacon fat left over. You shouldn’t just dump it down the drain, as it can clog pioes something awful, and not so many generations ago people used bacon fat instead of throwing it away. I came across a cookie recipe not too long ago and adjusted it some. They came out pretty good, especially since the preferred bacon flavor in my house is maple.

3/4 c maple bacon fat, chilled
2 c white sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
2 tsp sea salt
4 tbsp molasses
1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp cardamom or nutmeg
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 eggs
2-1/2 c flour

Heat oven to 350. Cream together fat, sugars, molasses, and salt. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until stiff peaks form. Add spices and flour. Drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes.