We are taking some notes from grandmothers and great grandmothers everywhere today.
I remember my Mawmaw (my mom’s mom) telling me about my great-grandmother, who was Czech, and how she could make the best homemade kolaches in Texas.
I don’t doubt her.
I also remember her telling me about the vat of bacon grease that my great grandmother would use for cooking and baking.
If you think about it…it’s a genius idea.
Plus, it saves money with all of those butters/cooking oils you buy.
So…today we are being economically savvy.
Let’s put some bacon fat up into a chocolate chip cookie.
Oh yes, hunny.
These cookies are super fluffy with a slightly salty/sweet flavor combo.
I’m just super depressed that I wasn’t around to get to know my great grandmothers.
I’m sure I could have learned so much more about cooking and baking.
- 3 T. bacon fat, cooled (from about 3-4 pieces of pan fried bacon)
- ⅓ c. coconut sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3 T. date puree (or maple syrup)
- 1 t. pure vanilla extract
- ¼ c. coconut flour
- pinch of sea salt
- ½ c. dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the bacon fat and coconut sugar until smooth.
- Mix in the eggs, date puree, and vanilla.
- Stir in the coconut flour and sea salt until a dough forms.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet and bake until lightly golden, about 8-10 minutes.
- Let cool slightly and enjoy!