• Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

    by  • February 10, 2014 • desserts • 13 Comments

    The bacon trend is still going strong and these Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect treat to indulge in! Dunk them in your coffee or make ice cream sandwiches! 

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    My husband does not have a sweet tooth. He’d take the cheese platter over the chocolate cake any night out. He prefers to have a gin and tonic over a milkshake. He’ll pass over a warm brownie for some chips. Shocking, isn’t it? Even more so, it’s ironic since he married a professional baker that spends her day working with doughs and batters. But there is a silver lining to all this and it’s the he loves cookies. Not any cookies, but specifically chocolate chip cookies. It’s the only time I see him consuming sweets by the dozens and it makes my heart happy to see him eating and loving my baked goods.

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    Another favorite of my hubby is bacon. Bacon on burgers, bacon in sandwiches, bacon in basically anything and everything. He says the fattier, the better. He craves that salty, meaty flavor. He’ll make me cook up some bacon to “snack” on. He loves bacon that much.  So when working with Smithfield on a bacon recipe, I decided to combine two of his favorites: bacon + cookies = bacon chocolate chip cookies!

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    For this recipe, I used Smithfield Bacon – Made with Sea Salt and it really balances out the sweet chocolate with the salty bacon. The added sea salt makes you crave more and more cookie – heck, these would also be a perfect bar snack if made into a mini-version!

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    Not a unique recipe at all, since bacon has been on the trend radar for the past 2-3 years and as much as people want the trend to die down, it’s not going anywhere. Bacon satisfies the most carnal of desires, the craving of fatty, salty, delicious MEAT. Check out this Smithfield Infographic for more fun facts and trivia on the most loved meat, bacon!

    Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Prep Time: 15 minutes

    Cook Time: 15 minutes

    Total Time: 30 minutes

    Yield: 2 dozen medium cookies

    These Bacon Chocolate Chip cookies are sweet, salty, and all around delicious!

    Ingredients

    • 4 strips bacon, chopped and cooked until crisp
    • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

    Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
    2. Whisk together the flour and baking soda and set aside.
    3. Cream the butter, sugars, and vanilla extract for 5 minutes. Add egg and mix until incorporated.
    4. Dump in dry ingredients, chocolate chips, and chopped bacon (reserve 1 tablespoon bacon to top cookies).
    5. Mix until all ingredients come together and form a homogenous dough.
    6. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop cookies onto baking tray, top with reserved bacon, and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown around the edges.

    Notes

    Recipe adapted from the Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.

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    13 Responses to Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

    1. February 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Saying hi from CCN – these are so fun. I’ve resisted the bacon in my sweets trend even tho I saw it in person at BlogHerFood 10 and I know it’s still going strong. But this post makes me want to give it a try! Shared on G+

    2. February 12, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Be still my heart. I need these little babies in my life asap

    3. February 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      Bacon is not a trend–it’s life! Bacon chocolate chip cookies are awesome!!! I call them the gateway sweet to bacon in desserts. ;) Lovely photos, too!

    4. February 12, 2014 at 5:57 am

      Stop, it’s just too much. YUM!

    5. February 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      This is genius and I love the sweet and falt flavors!

    6. February 11, 2014 at 8:08 am

      Woah…these look amazing, Marnely!! What a deliciously awesome idea! (pinning right now for later.)

    7. February 11, 2014 at 6:49 am

      I would like to place my order for a batch or two, please!!

    8. February 11, 2014 at 12:37 am

      Gosh I want these cookies SO bad right now.

    9. February 10, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      OH my Marnely….is there a more perfect cookie? I don’t think so! I love chocolate and bacon together though I don’t think I’ve ever had them in a cookie. Genius idea.

    10. February 10, 2014 at 10:39 am

      GIRRRL! These cookies look intense! So perfect and then baaaacon! amazing!

    11. February 10, 2014 at 10:15 am

      Wow! My husband would be all over these!

    12. February 10, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Everything is better with bacon – these look great!

    13. Jeffrey
      February 10, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Definitely have to make these, I might have to substitute some of the butter with rendered bacon grease! My two little boys would probably go crazy over these, they love bacon more than I…if that’s even possible!

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