Chocolate and bacon cookies

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These chocolate cookies are my absolute favorite. They're one of the only cookies I make that come out perfect every single time. The original chocolate cookie recipe comes from Nigella Lawson's book, Nigella Express, which is one of my all time favorite cook books. The original recipe calls for a mint glaze to go over the top of them (they're almost like thin mints!), but I have added bacon and chocolate chunks to make them even better.

And the best part? These cookies are made with cocoa, which means they come together quickly and you don't have to fiddle with measuring chocolate and melting it. And, you know, bacon. BACON.

Bacon and chocolate are BFFs.
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Step 1: Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup (packed) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, softened but not melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon, plus more for topping (roughly 8 slices)
If you're not feeling especially bacon-y (What is wrong with you?!) feel free to omit the bacon and use 1 cup of chocolate chips/chunks instead. If you leave out the bacon add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the cookies.

It took me six slices of bacon to get 1/2 cup, and 2-3 more slices to top the cookies. And then more, because I was snacking.

You'll also need baking sheets, parchment paper and an oven set to 350 F. This recipes makes around 24 cookies, depending on how much batter you eat while making them. :D

Step 2: Mix the wet and dry ingredients separately

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Combine the flour, baking powder and cocoa in a bowl and mix well with a fork.

Cream the butter and brown sugar together, and then add in the egg and vanilla. Mix just until smooth and creamy. Don't overmix this - otherwise the butter will overheat and melt too much.

Preheat the oven to 350 F.
DrRhodes1 year ago
Chocolate and bacon. Winning.
nerd74731 year ago
sounds... interesting
darrenhall1 year ago
eeeerrrr keep this up and I will be pestering you to adopt me - Wow, another great recipe.

Keep em comin.

Olive oil cake was fab tooo - mmmmmmmm cake
HollyMann1 year ago
wow this actually looks good! It was hard to imagine eating bacon cookies until I saw your photos - it looks appetizing! :)
PitStoP1 year ago
I have to be honest but I'm afraid to eat bacon But don't worry nothing is wrong with me I'm just use to eating bacon with eggs you know... haha =D