Friday, October 7, 2011

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Welcome to the 2nd month of the  

Boy do we have a surprise for you!

Yes, you did hear that right!
We were thinking-
What could make a Chocolate Chip Cookie better???
BACON- is our answer!
(okay to be totally honest bacon is always our answer)
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Because the rules state our recipe must be found on another blog we started our search. 
What wonderful blogs are out there, but our favorite recipe came from
Here are a few of his yummy recipes with bacon
And oh so many more...

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
**we did make a few changes - see below**
1/2 cup butter (softened, feel free to replace some with bacon grease)
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/8 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark chocolate chunks
5 strips, chopped bacon (Candied Bacon)

1.  Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl.
2.  Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
3.  Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl.
4.  Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
5.  Mix in the chocolate and the bacon.
6.  Place the dough onto a cookie sheet one table spoon at a time.
7.  Bake in a 350 degree F preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.

Look you can see the bacon in the cookie

Our changes-
**Browned Butter-  Brown the butter in a heavy-bottom saucepan over medium-low heat.  Pay close attention (it can be hard to see the browning because of the foam).  About 3-5 minutes or until the butter has a nutty smell.  Let cool.

**Milk Chocolate Chips, because that is what we had on hand.

**Before baking- chill dough for about 20 minutes, then shape into balls and place onto parchment-lined baking sheet.  (Now is the time to freeze.  Place balls into freezer.  Once frozen store in Ziploc bags.)

**Extra melted Chocolate Chips for garnish- follow directions on package to melt. 

**Dip fork into melted chocolate and drizzle over cookies while they are cooling.

**Extra Candied Bacon for garnish and nibbling while cooking.

**We do not recommend using a plastic sandwich bag to drizzle the chocolate.  Our bag kept bursting and gave us big plops of chocolate.  Not quite the look we were going for. 

This is the look that we were going for


 Stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS. Coincidence? 
 I think not! 
~Author Unknown


  1. You had me at bacon. I saw that first word and just had to stop by. LOVE the sweet and salty!

  2. Great minds think alike! I love that we chose a similar recipe but had such greatly different outcomes. Yours look fantastic!

  3. I love that quote. I totally need that in my house! I would love you to come visit mine, they are #5. Thanks!

    The Farm Girl

  4. WAIT WHAT..? U mean this exits..? I forever adore you for sharing this recipe.. YUMMY!! I'm smiling right now..Ooo Yummy.. Your pictures are sinfully awesome..I love and have to try this.. I'm visiting from and officially following ya with smiles.. Hope you can stop in sometime.. : )) Off to indulge in more of your awesome posts.. :)) (for the love of pinterest.. I'm now following ya there too.. lol!!) Happy weekend..

  5. YUM!!! I love the addition of bacon! What a great idea!! My chocolate chip cookies also had browned good!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love the changes you made and candied bacon on top, well that's brilliant. Love it!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my entry, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  7. Your Cookies look great! It is fun cooking with you, I am #15. Hope you are having a wonderful week end!
    Miz Helen

  8. Yep, these look amazing!! I've been wanting to try Bacon Chocolate Chip cookies for a long time!! Thanks for making me drool! ;) Come check out my entry #34, Hot Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  9. mmmmmm Sweet & savory HEAVEN!!! Great recipe :)


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