We've been having quite the conversation about strange snacks on the International Snack Swap discussion board. Someone mentioned chocolate covered bacon, and I mentioned that I've made bacon chocolate chip cookies before and they were pretty delicious. So I whipped up a batch today so I could take some pics and share the recipe! (and of course eat some tasty cookies!)
7 strips bacon, cooked really crispy, dried on paper towel (SAVE BACON GREASE!!)
1 cup, plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 stick butter softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cups chocolate chips
optional: chopped nuts
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Chop up your crispy bacon finely.
-Mix together flour and baking soda
-Cream together butter and sugars in a large bowl. Add egg and vanilla extract, and beat until just blended
. Add the dry ingredients; beat until just incorporated. Be careful not to over beat! Stir in the chocolate chips, bacon, and optional nuts. Your dough will be pretty, it will look like this:
-Drop one large tablespoon cookie dough 2 to 3 inches apart on un-greased baking sheet.
-Shut that oven door, they're not done yet. I know they smell good, but you'll just have to wait.
-Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, they'll be golden brown around the edges, and a bit soft in the center. Transfer to rack and cool for 15 minutes.
-Give one to your toddler. The quick expression change from excitement to confusion is priceless!
-Store them in a container on your counter for a couple of days, and if there is any left after that put them in the fridge.
And that bacon grease that I told you to save- Have a movie night and pop your popcorn in it!!! FANTASTIC!!!!!