Oatmaiale Cookies (Not For Vegetarians...Maiale Is Pork In Italian. Think Bacon.)
by Hillary on February 26, 2010
For a short period of time as a child, Mother sent me to a tennis coach. I don’t remember the lessons so much as I remember the breakfast she made me every Saturday morning—oatmeal with brown sugar, raisins, chocolate chips and milk with a side of bacon (apparently she equated 60 minutes of rec tennis with running the Boston Marathon).
Fast forward 30 years (and slow down my metabolism by as much), I still crave the concept of this meal but not the pasty texture that seizes into a congealed ball as oatmeal cools. When DC was socked in by a blizzard and clearly I was nostalgic for comfort food (see the fluff posting), I came up with the idea for this cookie. Granted there’s nothing “unique” about an oatmeal cookie, but an oatmeal cookie with bacon…now we’re cookin’.