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Friday, May 6, 2011

chocolate chip cookies with candied bacon... awesome :)

so i know bacon has been everywhere for the past few months... bacon topped cupcakes, bacon vodka, bacon cookies, even bacon flavored bacon... i might be reaching with the last one, but i doubt i am... but anyways... i've dabbled in the bacon cupcakes, and i've made deep dark chocolate bacon brownies... so it only was a matter of time until i chopped up some good ol' candied bacon and mixed it into some classic chocolate chip cookies...

so... let's talk about these cookies... crispy, buttery, sweet and salty, everything that an amazing cookie should be... these cookies are all good... but there is one down-side... they are so good in fact, that i basically had to put them under lock and key so i wouldn't eat the entire 3 dozen...

dressing the bacon up for it's date in the oven...

candied bacon and chocolate chip cookies:

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, cold, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
1 cup candied bacon, cut into small bits

1. preheat oven to 325, line three baking sheets with a silicone liner or parchment paper
2. beat the sugars and butter together until smooth, mix in the egg, vanilla, and baking soda, whisk together the flour and salt, then sift them into the batter, then stir in the chocolate chunks and bacon bits
3. using a small cookie scoop or a teaspoon, scoop the cookie dough into small balls, about 1-inch in diameter, and place them 2 inches apart on each of the baking sheets
4. bake for 14-16 minutes, or until pale golden brown... rotate sheets halfway through baking for even browning, remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack

candied bacon
adapted from David Lebovitz
8 strips bacon
1/2 cup light brown sugar

1. preheat oven to 400
2. lay the strips of bacon on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or aluminum foil, shiny side down
3. sprinkle half of the brown sugar evenly over each strip of bacon
4. bake for about 15 minutes, midway during baking, flip the bacon strips over and drag them through the dark, syrupy liquid that’s collected on the baking sheet
5. add the rest of the brown sugar and continue to bake until a deep mahogany color, then remove from oven and cool the strips on a wire rack

i could have seriously eaten that whole plate... sooooo delicious...

happy bacon everyone :)

1 comment:

  1. This is why I should definitely keep bacon on hand so I can make cookies like this. Awesome is right. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/05/sweets-for-saturday-16.html


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