“Mmmm. Move over, eggs. Bacon just got a new best friend – fudge.” Homer Simpson
Wait. This is about bacon. And chocolate.
Together. In a cookie. Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies. A little bit of salty sweet heaven!
Some may scoff when they first hear of the combo. Like caramel and sea salt. Like Run DMC and Aerosmith back in the day. (Who knew?) But it works. And it works well.
I heard about Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies here and gave them a whirl in my own kitchen. They are soooo good! I needed to change up & omit a few things, for our family’s preferences.
Here’s what I did:
1 pound of bacon, chopped and fried crisp
2 & 1/4 cup, plus 2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt (yes, you can use regular salt)
1 & 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 12oz bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Chop bacon strips into 1/2 inch pieces. Cook over medium-high heat in a skillet, stirring often. You don’t want the heat too high. It’s best to sort of render the fat slowly, that way it crisps up too. (You don’t want those little scalloped edges of chewy bacon fat in your cookies.)
Cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until smooth, but don’t over mix.
Add flour, baking soda and salt to the mixture. Most recipes say to put these in a separate bowl and then add to the butter/sugar mixture. This just seems like a good way to dirty an extra bowl. (I add the first cup of flour, then sprinkle the salt and soda over that, then the rest of the flour.) Mix until just combined.
Add the two bags of chocolate chips. Mix well.
Add in the bacon pieces. Mix well.
It will be a real work-out while you mix it up. It will seem like there are more chocolate chips and bacon pieces than there is dough. (Nothing wrong with that.)
Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. They should be about 2 to 3 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or so, rotating the cookie sheets halfway through the baking.
Cookies should be golden brown on the edges and look soft and slightly lighter in color on the tops. Cool on racks. Then enjoy the salty-sweet-goodness.
Oh. My. Yum.
(The boys each came to me separately and asked that I keep dad from eating all of them.)
Trust me. I wouldn’t waste my calories on just any ole’ cookie. Enjoy!
I can feel my arteries clogging right now…and it sounds SO good. Yum.
This is just wrong on so many levels…and I want 5
I just may have to give it a shot… sounds gross, but sooo good all that the same time???
I love crispy bacon and peanut butter sandwiches. haven’t had it in over a year…for obvious reasons.
that cookie sounds fun to try.
I will take your word for it…but I think I’m the only person on the planet who hates bacon anything.
But if you happened to drive by and dropped off a plate of cookies I promise I would try one. 🙂
Love your blog… it always gives me a good laugh! I might have to try those bacon cookies though… I linked to your blog today check it out!! Keep up the good work! 🙂
Keetha Denise Broyles says
Oh I have seen the bacon and sweety sweet combos on Food Network. Are you telling me it is ACTUALLY good???????
I’m just not feelin’ it yet.
Like I said before….I just don’t get it. It’s probably a good thing since my ass doesn’t need any help growing!
This would be my husband’s dream. I can see how the sweet and salty would compliment one another.
Connie Weiss says
hmmm…very interesting. If you say they are good then I believe you.
Bacon dipped chocolate here-http://elzabelz.blogspot.com/2010/02/scenes-from-our-weekend.html
For some reason, it works. I don’t know if I’m brave enough to make it, but I will try it!’
I wish you had included a photo of the cookies 🙂 I’m intrigued.
hmmm. My first instinct would be, well, Yuck. But ya never know…
I’m not so sure. I have this weird hang-up about putting meat and sweet together. However, I trust everything you say, so I would try it.
Sounds, uh, interesting. LOL I can see how it could possibly work, though.
I LOVE your Run DMC and Aerosmith comparison! Too funny. Oh yeah and I heart sea salt caramels. I think no one believes how good they are until they try them…yum!
NOOOOOOO! Those are two of my favorite foods and I can’t fathom the thought of them EVER being mixed together. Ew.Ew.Ew. 😉
I think MiMi and I should get together and make bacon cookies. 🙂 Hope you are well!
What an impressive recipe with intriguing ingredients. Thanks for sharing this.
Thanks for sharing. Definitely going to make these but maybe with a mix or break n bake! Merr xmas Viv!! xo