This recipe is super simple, super fun and great for kids and adults alike.
I made these with my brother in law in mind as he loves bacon. I wanted to add to the Christmas cookie pile my parents always make, but ensure it was a cookie that Z would help with AND eat (ie a cookie that is easy to make and recognize it) The chocolate chip bacon cookie was born.
This is what you’ll need;
8-10 pieces of cooked bacon, chopped
1 package semi sweet chocolate chips
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tea baking soda
2 sticks butter at room temperature
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tea vanilla extract
You’ll notice I didn’t add the traditional salt to this cookie recipe. Since bacon is loaded with salt I felt it wasn’t needed in this dough recipe.
Preheat oven to 375 F
In a standing mixer (or by hand) beat butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs one at a time until each is well mixed. Add 1 tea of the chopped bacon to this mixture.
In a small bowl sift flour and baking soda.
Add flour mixture into the sugar mixture a third at a time.
You should have a nice dough ball. You can now do one of two things. If you aren’t quite ready to make your cookies, wrap dough in plastic wrap and pop in the freezer. Pop your chopped bacon in the fridge. If you’re ready to make your cookies now, break off small bits of the dough and roll into a ball. Press your thumb in the middle to form a well. Place a bit of bacon in the middle and seal. Repeat until you have a trayful of uncooked cookies.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and pop in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden. They will continue to cook a bit after you take them out of the oven (more like when you move them from baking tray to plate you’ll think you’re moving too soft cookies. Fear not! They harden a bit as they cool!).
This makes 30-50 cookies depending on how big you roll them out.
These are fabulous everyday and celebratory cookies. They have a fabulous salty crunch that is just addictive.