Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
For the candied bacon:
8 slices thick cut bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
For the cookies:
2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tblsp vanilla extract
1 whole egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semi sweet choc chips
Preheat oven to 350
Place bacon on a foil lines baking sheet & liberally sprinkle with the brown sugar:
Place in the preheated oven & back for about 18-25 min until the bacon is brown & crisp (make sure to turn the bacon over after about 10 min)
Remove the bacon, allow to cool & chop it finely.
Reduce the oven to 325.
Sift the flour & baking soda & set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter & sugars. Add the vanilla & egg & egg yolk & beat until light & creamy. Add the flour to the wet mixture & mix well. Add the bacon & chocolate chips & stir until just combined.
Place golf sized balls of dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets & flatten slightly. Bake for 13-15 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.
Remove, allow to cool for 1-2 minutes & then remove to a wire rack to cool.
p.s. the candied bacon alone is freaking amazing. i couldn't stop eating it. the perfect mix of salty & sweet!