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Bacon-Fat Ginger Cookies

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bacon fat ginger cookies

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Bacon lovers will try to convince you that a little bacon makes everything from sandwiches to ice cream taste even better -- and this recipe for bacon-fat ginger cookies might just turn you into a believer.

Katharine of the blog Toastpoint says she got the recipe from New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn, who uses the fat left from frying 1 and a half pounds of bacon as the base for this treat -- which is otherwise a fairly traditional ginger cookie, made with molasses, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon.