"For I was hungry & you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty & you gave me something to drink..."

Matthew 25:35

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

i love bacon. i love chocolate chip cookies. so- wouldn't i love chocolate chip cookies with bacon??? yes- yes i would. so i made these & they were awesome. i do prefer a flatter/chewier cookie- so next time i'm going to toss the bacon into my Flat & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe & see if i like that better. but these were fabulous as well.

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!
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Lisa said...

Wow, this would take the salty sweet combo to a whole new level of yum. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog until tomorrow night and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-6.html

Amy said...

I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. Your creations are perfect and unique for the battle!

Would you like to join in for the fun? All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!


Lisa said...

Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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