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Cakespy: Bacon, Cereal, and Orange Juice Breakfast Cookies

Note: Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy) is a good pal of Serious Eats and an all-around super cool gal. Every Monday she will be chiming in with a delicious dessert recipe.

[Photographs: Jessie Oleson]

I had always kind of credited Vosges with kicking off the bacon-and-sweets trend that has pervaded the nation in recent years: after all, it was their bacon-infused chocolates that first alerted me to the phenomenon.

However, when I recently found myself leafing through Cookies by Natalie Hartanov Haughton, published in 1987, I found an intriguing entry for "Get Up and Go Breakfast Cookies," which are described as being "highlighted with bacon, cereal and orange peel--great for breakfast on-the-run." These are basically a breakfast trifecta, with Grape Nuts, bacon, and orange juice all combined into one supercharged cookie.

But don't for one moment confuse these with a savory breakfast biscuit--they very much maintain the structure, taste, and crumb of a cookie. These simultaneously sweet, salty, and citrusy cookies won't be for everyone, but they certainly are an intriguing link in the bacon-baked good puzzle.

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