1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/3 cups flour
1/3 cup bacon, cooked and finely minced (about four large strips)
1/2 cup sugar (for rolling)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using your preferred method, cook bacon until crisp and browned. Pat dry with a paper towel to remove excess grease, then mince and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, blend the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add salt, egg yolks, and vanilla and mix until creamy. Stir in baking soda and flour until dough is well formed. Add in bacon bits and stir until well distributed. Chill dough for at least one hour. Roll rounded tablespoons of dough into sugar and place on a prepared cookie sheet. Using the flat bottom of a glass, press the top of each ball to create a disk. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the tops of the cookies begin to crack. Be careful to not overcook. Remove from sheet and cool before frosting.

Browned Butter Frosting

1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream


In a small skillet over medium-low heat, brown the butter until golden brown flecks begin to appear, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit. In a mixing bowl, combine vanilla, powdered sugar, and cream. Mix in browned butter and blend until stiff and creamy. Pipe onto cooled cookies and serve.