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.

Step 1: Ingredients:

  • 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
<p>Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe! I use dark chocolate cocoa powder and dark brown sugar and they come out amazing!</p>
Chocolate and bacon. Winning.
sounds... interesting
eeeerrrr keep this up and I will be pestering you to adopt me - Wow, another great recipe. <br> <br>Keep em comin. <br> <br>Olive oil cake was fab tooo - mmmmmmmm cake
wow this actually looks good! It was hard to imagine eating bacon cookies until I saw your photos - it looks appetizing! :)
I have to be honest but I'm afraid to eat bacon cookies...lol But don't worry nothing is wrong with me I'm just use to eating bacon with eggs you know... haha =D

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