I was just reading an article on Grub Street that the Brooklyn Brewry made Bacon Beer. So I thought “what’s next cookies??? ” Too late!! Bacon Chocolate Chip already exists thanks to Pete at “Pete Bakes!”
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies And Candied Bacon
1 pckg thick cut bacon (about 10 strips)
brown sugar for sprinkling
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
Make the candied bacon: preheat the oven to 350 F. lay bacon on a parchment covered baking sheet so they are not overlapping. Sprinkle about 2 tsp brown sugar evenly on each strip of bacon. Bake for 12 minutes, remove from oven, flip bacon and drag it through the syrupy liquid that’s collected on the baking sheet. Put the bacon back in the oven for another 12-15 minutes, until it is fully cooked and very dark (mahogany). Remove the strips from the sheet and cool on a wire rack. After they have cooked, chop them or quickly food process into tiny pieces.
Make the cookies: combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, both sugars and vanilla in a large bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and bacon pieces.
Spoon dough (about a Tbsp per cookie) onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375 F for 9-11 minutes. Remove to cooling racks.