Ingredients 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup butter or margarine, chilled 1 egg 1 pinch salt 3 tablespoons heavy cream 1 dash ground black pepper 1 egg yolk, beaten Directions Fry bacon pieces in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels, and cool completely. Into a large mixing bowl, place the flour, butter or margarine, egg, salt, and heavy cream. Using the mixer's hook attachment, mix the contents of the bowl together until combined; then transfer the dough to the counter, and quickly mix with your hands. Knead in cooled bacon pieces and pepper. Roll up the dough into a log, to a diameter of about 1 1/2 inches. Wrap in aluminum foil, and refrigerate for 2 hours, until firm. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove foil, cut dough roll into slices, and place slices on greased baking sheet. Brush each slice with beaten egg yolk. Bake in a preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until brown. Remove to a wire rack until cooled completely. To make this better, add cheddar! Add a cup of shredded cheddar (or other cheese) to the dough! Bacon and cheese cookies! If you want to sweeten them up a bit, coat them with a hard maple glaze!