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Gouda Bacon Savory Cookies

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This recipe will show you just how good a savory cookie can be. Made with tangy gouda and salty bacon, they're the perfect appetizer or small bite with wine. 
Course Appetizer, Snack
Dish Type cookies
Cooking Style Baking
Seasonal Christmas, Father's Day, Holiday season, New Year's Eve, Thanksgiving
Ingredient Bacon
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Cooling Time 5 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Author Leah Kuo


  • 12 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose wheat flour
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 5 strips hickory smoked bacon
  • 12 oz ½ shredded Gouda cheese


  • Adjust oven racks to the upper and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Chop uncooked bacon into 1/8 size pieces. Cook until crisp. Cool on paper towels to absorb grease.
  • Whisk the flour, dry mustard, and salt together in a medium bowl; set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine cheese and butter until thoroughly blended.
  • Add the dry ingredients and bacon and beat at low speed until dough is no longer crumbly.
  • Roll dough into ½ ounce balls.
  • Bake until lightly brown, about 16-18 minutes, rotating the baking sheets front to back and top to bottom halfway through the baking time.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Cool the cookies on the sheets for 5 minutes at room temperature, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.