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Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies

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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.

 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1 egg
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 3: Mixing the Butter and Sugar

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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.

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clibanarius3 years ago
This tied mikeasaurus's Nanaimo bars as the family's favorite of my 30 days of instructables projects, even though the cookies weren't fully baconized as my wife "accidentally" ate half of the bacon I'd set aside for the cookies (to be fair, I didn't let anyone know in advance what I was planning, so the bacon was fair game). I used the extra flour and baking soda, and the cookies didn't seem to flatten as much as in the original photo (see below), so I think these extras were a good call!
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LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  clibanarius3 years ago
Awesome! I'm glad you enjoyed them!
jcostello71 year ago
4 crispy & less greasy bacon u should try baking it, great 4 adding 2 baked goods
XenixHero2 years ago
I just made some and put them in the fridge to set and will bake them shortly after. I am soooo excited!
This should be easy to make vegan. Bacon bits oddly enough contain no animal product.
Do you mean vegetarian? because a vegan is someone who does not eat animal products. E.A eggs and milk
I know, I'm vegan. Last I checked Bacon Bits contained no animal product.
They Have to Contail Animal Product, Silly.
It Is BACON!!! Aka: Meat...
Unless I Don't Understand Your Comment, You are Wrong..
Bacon is meat. "Bacon Bits" and "Bac-O's" are made from soy and/or textured vegetable protein.

Nope, recheck the recipe...
Depends on which ones you buy.
oh oh OH those look so good!!! I'll see if I can make them later!
lbrewer423 years ago
I have been making Habanero pepper chocolate chip cookies for years. I love them!
POST THE RECIPE!!!!
Its simple really. I grow, dehydrateand then grind then grind the habanero peppers into small-sized flakes (not powder). With cookies I just mix the pepper into the dough before actually forming the cookies. I admit I do not measure, I just add until i think it looks like there is enough throughout the batter.

I make omelets like this, use my bread machine like this, and do it with just about anything else I am mixing/baking. I am sure that any cookie recipe on this sight would be good with them :)

hailsteeve3 years ago
I think I know why the cookies flattened way out, lack of flour. Flour is what makes up the body and rigidity of the cookie. I noticed in the video that cookies, even though cold, were flopping about. Add an extra 1/8th a cup of flour, and extra 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. The extra flour helps rigidity and makes the cookies spread less easily, and the baking soda helps maintain the original texture and helps the cookies rise. Basically instead of going out they will go up. This was proven experimentally by me, with great success. Excellent recipe and taste.
Okay, a few suggestions since I just finished making these.

First, get your bacon pretty crispy. It's much nicer to encounter the crispy parts than the chewy parts in the final product.

Second, I wouldn't cook the bacon on the George Foreman. That's what I did and I found that since it didn't really cook in its own grease much, the bacon lost a lot of flavor and it's harder to distinguish in the cookie.

Third, I had to bake them for about 11-12 minutes to get them cooked thoroughly, but that's probably just my crappy apartment oven.

Otherwise they're fantastic and I'm gonna get SO fat. :D
JSwagger3 years ago
Awesome recipe. I rolled the cookies into balls before baking and they didn't flatten. I also substituted half of the chocolate chips with chopped Turtles (milk chocolate, pecans, cashews and caramel). Thumbs up!
Thoroughly chilling the dough balls should help keep them from spreading so much.

My Foreman Grill is the best way that I have found to cook bacon. All the fat drains off and I find it gets crisper that way.

I was going to get a chocolate/bacon candy bar at the World Market, but now I think that I'll bake cookies instead!

Suzanne in Orting, WA
ART803 years ago
a wonderful recipe, but my recipes - baking
i had an idea could you take the bacon grease chill it then use half of that instead of the butter? O_O dear god i cant wait to make these!!!
doyle4403 years ago
Well... I used white chocolate chips and followed the recipe... they are right the cookie do flatten ALOT... They came out OK, something I will have to work on. But they tasted GREAT.
LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  doyle4403 years ago
White chocolate!

...interesting.
JellyWoo3 years ago
Just made these. The blend of salty and sweet taste is actually very tasty.
LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  JellyWoo3 years ago
Very nice! I'm glad to see some people trying it out.
vulcan3 years ago
wow! i have been working on a recipe for chocolate covered bacon but this sounds like it may be an even better idea
JockoSadie14 years ago
Interesting...I think I'm going to have to try this one!

A tip though: the cookies will be less likely to "flatten out", if you put the dough back in the fridge or freezer to "rest" (around 15 - 30 minutes) before baking.
LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  JockoSadie14 years ago
That's some good advice, I'll add that in there.
my regular cookie recipe does put the balled cookie dough in the freezer for ~30+ minutes, then bakes @400 for 8-10 minutes, then drop the temp to 350 for another 8-10 (watching). I don't like flat cookie.
This post has me thinking of just adding some bacon to that recipe.... yummy!!
Darcy7773 years ago
You Sir are nuts. And I don't mean the candy coated kind either. ;)
Nope, you mean the bacon covered kind. =]
All I can think about is Epic Meal Time. =D

Bacon Strips. Bacon Strips. Bacon Strips. Bacon Strips.
LOL agree
bowmaster4 years ago
Hmmm, I may try to make this Paleo with Almond flour and dark chocolate chips.
firefly684 years ago
I have to say this is the most disgusting combination of two of my favorite foods I could NEVER imagine! But if someone brings them to a holiday party, I will give one a teensy nibble. I think...
MChorse134 years ago
anyone think they would be to sweet if i used candied bacon?
LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  MChorse134 years ago
Definitely! One of the original recipes I was looking at used maple bacon, so I don't see why candied bacon wouldn't taste even better.
doyle4404 years ago
Thank you for your 2 cents and work on these cookies.. I also saw the Ace of Cakes and was to say the least interested... I will be making these very soon for the upcoming family Christmas get together... I will write back with the results...
mamallama4 years ago
You're a genius! Thanks for sharing this with us all!
mikeasaurus4 years ago
mmmm.baconchocolate!
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