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Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 36
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Sweet and salty candied bacon makes these chocolate chip cookies anything but ordinary. MORE + LESS -

Christy Denney
March 7, 2017

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 and slightly cooled
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

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Place bacon in a single layer on a foil lined sheet. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of bacon strips. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until crispy, making sure to turn bacon over after 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Remove from oven and place on a wire rack for cooling. Once bacon has cooled chop it finely.
  • 3
    Reduce oven temperature to 325°F degrees.
  • 4
    Sift flour and baking soda.
  • 5
    In a medium bowl, cream butter with the white and brown sugar.
  • 6
    Add vanilla, egg, and egg yolk to the bowl and beat until light and creamy.
  • 7
    Add flour mixture and mix well.
  • 8
    Add diced candied bacon and chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
  • 9
    Place 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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More About This Recipe
Bacon isn’t just for breakfast these days. Sure, we’ve seen it in salads and sandwiches, but now it has taken over the dessert world. It’s topping ice cream, sneaking into brownies, and gracefully accenting pies. We’ve even found a way to make it into candy. What? Bacon candy? Everyone loves bacon AND everyone loves candy, so why not put them together and make candied bacon? It’s really easy and seriously good. If you’re looking for a snack, just cut the candied bacon into 1-inch pieces and voila, an addicting and satisfying munchie. Just try to stop yourself from eating every last piece. But, let's channel our naughty sides and sneak candied bacon into one of the best treats of all time…chocolate chip cookies. These Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies are so sinful, they'll send you straight to confession after one bite. Sweet chocolate chip cookies that have a surprise bite of smoky bacon inside -- you'll have people stumped as to what the surprise ingredient is!

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