[SIZE=5][B]Ingredients[/B][/SIZE]\n[LIST]\n[*]4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces\n[*]2 cups all-purpose flour\n[*]1/2 cup butter or margarine, chilled\n[*]1 egg\n[/LIST]\n \n[LIST]\n[*]1 pinch salt\n[*]3 tablespoons heavy cream\n[*]1 dash ground black pepper\n[*]1 egg yolk, beaten\n[/LIST]\n[SIZE=5][B]Directions[/B][/SIZE]\n[LIST=1]\n[*]Fry bacon pieces in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels, and cool completely.\n[*]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.\n[*]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.\n[*]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.\n[*]Bake in a preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until brown. Remove to a wire rack until cooled completely.\n[/LIST]\n[IMG]http://images.media-allrecipes.com/userphotos/720x405/1028585.jpg[/IMG] \n\nTo make this better, add cheddar! \nAdd a cup of shredded cheddar (or other cheese) to the dough!\nBacon and cheese cookies!\n\n\nIf you want to sweeten them up a bit, coat them with a hard maple glaze!