Bacon Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies



Bacon is like the holy grail among my Austin friends. I can't even count the number of times I've invited them over for our monthly supper club and one of them has shown up with a package of uncooked bacon as their contribution. Throughout the year we've tried bacon ice cream, bacon candy, bacon covered chocolate, bacon alcoholic beverages, bacon bread, I could go on and on, but I'll stop there. We've basically been around the bacon block. Or I would have considered that we had until this past weekend. As many of my closest friends are moving away, myself included (one week until I pack the cars for San Diego) we had a final Bacon themed supper club on Saturday. I brought bacon dark chocolate cookies, the recipe is below, but the show stopper was the bacon explosion we all cooked on the grill. Yes a bacon explosion. I actually managed to take no pictures of this (blame it on the bacon vodka), but will refer you to this page for all things bacon explosion.

Though they did not explode, these dark chocolate chip bacon cookies had a mean bacon flavor that would satisfy even the most seasoned bacon lovers.

Bacon Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies

  • 1 1/4 cup flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 stick (or 1/2 cup) butter, softened

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

  • 8 slices of bacon cooked and chopped

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Beat butter together with sugar and brown sugar until completely mixed and creamy. Add in maple syrup and vanilla. Mix in the egg on a low speed and gradually add all the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda). Add in chopped cooked bacon (grease wiped off with a paper towel) and 1 tablespoon of bacon grease rendered from cooking the bacon (gross I know, but it gives amazing flavor). I like the bacon chunks fairly large, you don't want to hide it! Drop teaspoon sized cookies onto a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cook in the oven for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Isn't the batter gorgeous?

1 comment:

  1. OMG YUMM! I can't believe there's bacon in there! I love bacon haha. Thanks for sharing! I’m still trying to get the hang of blogging here and I just love how supportive and creative everyone is! If you have time, could you please check out my blog? http://shecooksandheeats.wordpress.com/ I would love some advice and feedback :)

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