If you've ever found yourself asking "How can I get more bacon into my life?", this recipe is perfect for you.
I first got this idea when I saw the cookies on an episode of Ace of Cakes. I found a few other recipes online, but I decided to use my favorite chocolate chip recipe, and add bacon.
This recipe yields about 24 cookies.
Step 1: Ingredients
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/8 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup of chocolate chips
1/2-1 cup of bacon (I used 6 slices and got a little more than half a cup)
hailsteve suggests adding an extra 1/8 cup of flour and an extra 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda for fluffier, less flat, cookies.
Step 2: Bacon Time!
Now it's time to fry up some bacon. This should be pretty simple, just be careful not to burn yourself with any hot grease.
When your bacon is looking done, move it to a plate and use some paper towels to blot the grease. We don't want greasy cookies.
Step 3: Mixing the Butter and Sugar
Before you start mixing up the ingredients, now is a good time to preheat your oven to 375.
Once that's done, throw your stick of butter into the mixing bowl.
Measure out 1/2 cup of brown sugar and add it to the butter in the bowl. Do the same for the (white) granulated sugar, and add it to the bowl, as well.
Mix those up with the beater.
Step 4: Adding an Egg and Vanilla
Crack open the egg, and add it to the mixing bowl. Then measure out 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla and add that to the mixture.
Use the beater to mix up the ingredients.