Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Friday, October 7, 2011



It is time for the Crazy Cooking Challenge!!


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Last month Tina of Mom's Crazy Cooking started a challenge where we all find recipes on other blogs for the themed food of the month, cook the recipes, link up the recipes, and spotlight the blog where we found the recipe, as well as our own. Then we vote for the best recipe of the month. Last month was the Macaroni and Cheese challenge where 59 different Macaroni and Cheese recipes were posted to the linky party, meaning over 100 blogs were spotlighted! This month the recipe is Chocolate Chip Cookies and I had the good fortune of being able to participate in this month's challenge!


It didn't take me long to find my recipe because when linking up to various blogs I accidentally fell across Allison's blog Alli N Son where she was sharing a recipe of Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies!! I had heard of these before but never imagined giving them a try because of their odd combination.  This was the perfect opportunity to do that!

Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cast of Characters:

  • Candied Bacon
  • 8 slices thick bacon
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  •    Cookies
  • 2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips



I started off by creaming the butter and sugar with my hand mixer (passed on the KitchenAid this time since the hand mixer was sitting right there) and once completely incorporated, I added the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract.  Then I slowly added in the flour and baking soda, mixing all the while.  Then came the tough part. I refrigerated the dough overnight to help the flavors to incorporate. No cookies same day :( 

After making the dough, I set off making the candied bacon. Super simple and super yummy.  I spread the bacon strips across a baking sheet lined with foil and sprinkled brown sugar all over the top. 


I baked at 350 degrees until crisp, turning once halfway through. When finished cooking and cooled, I broke the bacon strips up into smaller pieces. You can chop them too. It was just easier to me to break them up being that the bacon is so sticky and wasn't chopping easily.

The next day, I took out the dough, rolled it into golf ball size balls and pressed the bacon chips into the top of the cookie. 


Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes on a parchment lined baking sheet (I was out of parchment so I used non stick foil) and VOILA! Perfect Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies!!



As odd as it sounds these cookies were quite delicious! One of my greedy friends walked over to my desk, saw a tray off chocolate chip cookies, and went to town. Then realized she had bacon in her mouth and was confused, lol.  Word got out about the cookies and everyone at my job indulged and enjoyed!!



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12 comments

  1. Bacon!!! I love the idea! I'll have to try this recipe!

    Jen #17

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  2. Hmmm... these sound interesting. I've never had a cookie with bacon on it! Do you need to refrigerate them? I may have to try them!

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  3. Hi Nikki - I love Alli's blog. What a great recipe selection! I know a lot of people love chocolate and bacon together, but I've never tried it. I can't think of a better way to take a leap than to do so in a cookie! Glad you joined CCC!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  4. Your cookies look amazing! I don't know if I have patience to refrigerate my cookies that long before baking, but I have definitely been inspired to give it a try. And adding bacon...that sounds delicious. I might be the only person who hasn't tried bacon in a dessert before, but that is going to change soon!!

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  5. My hubby loves everything bacon. I'll have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I too make a candied bacon cookie but never thought to make them so pretty by putting the bacon on the top, lovely!

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

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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

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  8. Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance. www.colieskitchen.com

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  9. I think Bacon makes everything better!! And I've been wanting to try Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies!! They sound amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. What a fun idea! I've tried bacon and chocolate but never in a cookie like this. Will definitely have to try :)

    Stephanie
    chocolatecoveredbuttons.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks for linking up to Serenity saturday.
    Hope to see you there again this week

    Natasha xx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  12. These look crazy interesting! I have never tried bacon with sweets but you've got me tempted! grat photos too!

    Thanks for linking up to scrappy saturdays last weekend, come on back and link up again!

    Candace

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