Don't run away screaming. This delicious cookie combines two of the most delicious foods in the world: chocolate and bacon. Oh and this not your average bacon. We coated it in brown sugar and baked it to create a perfectly crisp and sweet candied bacon treat.
Candied bacon chocolate chip cookies
Adapted from Nestle
Yields about 30-40 cookies depending on size
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 cup crumbled candied bacon (recipe follows)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and kosher salt.
- In the bowl to an electric mixer, add butter, white sugar and dark brown sugar. Mix together until butter and sugar are fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Add in vanilla extract and eggs. Mix until combined.
- Slowly incorporate flour mixture until completely combined.
- Mix in chocolate chips and candied bacon.
- Add drops of dough the size of 2 tablespoons to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Leave about 3 inches between cookies.
- Bake for about 8-10 minutes until lightly golden brown.
- Let cool on the tray for a few minutes and then move to a cooling rack.
- Continue until all the cookies have been baked.
Yields about 1 cup
- 12 slices bacon
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a shallow dish, whisk together dark brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Coat each slice of bacon with brown sugar mixture and lay on prepared baking sheet.
- It's OK to keep the slices close together because they will shrink up a bit while baking.
- Once fully coated, add the bacon to the oven and bake for about 25 minutes until the bacon is crisp and the sugar has created a candy shell over the bacon.
- Remove from the oven and let cool on the tray.
- Once cool remove and break into pieces.
Do not remove hot bacon from tray and lay on a paper towel. The bacon will cool and stick to the paper. If you remove bacon from the tray, move it to another piece of parchment paper or a clean Silpat.
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