Friday, February 25, 2011

Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

The new thing nowadays it seems is bacon in desserts. Many of the cooking shows I watch I see them making chocolate covered bacon, adding it to cupcakes, cookies...whatever. So...I saw a post from www.tablespoon.com on facebook with a recipe for candied bacon chocolate chip cookies. HAD to try it. I baked them today and my 4 year old came in the kitchen and said "Momma, those cookies were wonderful wonderful wonderful. I loved the bacon in the cookies, it was just enough." I know these sound a little funny, but they are definitely worth the try!

Ingredients

  • For the candied bacon:
  • 8 slices center cut thick bacon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • For the cookies:
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. 11Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 22Place bacon in a single layer on a foil lined sheet.
  3. 33Sprinkle brown sugar on top of bacon strips. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until crispy, making sure to turn bacon over after 10 minutes.
  4. 44Remove from oven and place on a wire rack for cooling. Once bacon has cooled chop it finely.
  5. 55Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
  6. 66Sift flour and baking soda.
  7. 77In a medium bowl, cream butter with the white and brown sugar.
  8. 88Add vanilla, egg, and egg yolk to the bowl and beat until light and creamy.
  9. 99Add flour mixture and mix well.
  10. 1010Add diced candied bacon and chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
  11. 1111Place golf ball sized balls of dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are brown. Remove from oven and let cookies sit on the pan for a couple of minutes before placing on a wire rack.

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