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Bacon in a Chocolate Chip Cookie??
I know, I know. I’m messing with perfection here. There’s simply nothing better than a fresh, warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies. It’s my absolute favorite treat. But I had some leftover candied bacon after making a bunch of Honey Jalapeno Bacon. (Watch for that recipe on January 2nd!) I also know that 2015 was the year of bacon, so I’m a little behind the times here. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give my Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies a try. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Trust me. (Looking for a more traditional chocolate chip cookie – check out these world famous Neiman Marcus Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookies!
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OK, back to what you’re here for-the recipe for Candied Bacon Cookies 🙂 As I mentioned above, I was creating a new recipe for Honey Jalapeno Bacon, and during the testing process, I made several different batches of candied bacon. I wanted to use up those leftovers, so I used them for cookies! This particular bacon didn’t have any jalapeno, so don’t worry about them being weirdly spicy. 🙂
Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 6 strips candied bacon, diced (about 1 cup diced)
- To make the candied bacon, dredge both sides of a strip of thick cut bacon through some brown sugar on a plate, pressing down to help it stick. Place the bacon on a greased cooking rack over a foil-lined cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Turn slices and bake for another 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool.
- Sift together flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well.
- Stir in chocolate chips and bacon pieces, evenly distributing the chunks as much as possible.
- Bake at 375 for 10 minutes, until golden brown and crispy on the edges. Allow to cool on the pan.