February 14, 2013

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Bacon! Yes, these cookies have crispy bacon chips and they go really well with extreme bittersweet chocolate chips. When I read about these unusual cookies I just had to make some. They are not too rich nor greasy; they're sooo good.

I halved the recipe from Serious Eats using both extreme bittersweet and bittersweet chocolate chips. I also used very fine raw sugar instead of the combination of dark brown, light brown, and white sugar. Yield for half a recipe is 4½ dozen small cookies.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
½ pound thick-cut smoked bacon, diced
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup melted unsalted butter
1¼ cups very fine raw sugar 
(or 1 cup dark brown sugar + ¼ cup white sugar)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 cup extreme bittersweet chocolate chips
½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • In a skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Drain on paper towels; set aside. 
  • Preheat oven to 325° F. 
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until well combined. Add egg yolk, egg, and vanilla extract. Beat until light and creamy. 
  • Stir by hand flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in bacon and chocolate chips. 
  • Using a 1-tablespoon ice cream scoop, drop mounds of dough 3 inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool in pans for 2 minutes then transfer on the kitchen counter or a flat surface until completely cool.

Food Friday

These cookies IMHO are perfect for the Anti-Valentine's Day crowd. Yes there are people who don't feel like celebrating V-Day for different reasons. Maybe they're single or just broke up from their partners, some don't like the color red, and some believe it's a holiday created by greeting card companies. I'm sure they will enjoy some of these sweet savory cookies served on a non-red plate with a glass of icewine, any sweet dessert wine, or espresso. ^ _^


maiylah said...

we don't celebrate vday, though i am not against it. lol. care to pass a cookie? ;)

thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Ms. Oggi
happy hearts day!

Juliana said...

Oggi...bacon and chocolate sounds and looks wonderful...love the salty touch of bacon in these cookies :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Unknown said...

anything with bacon, i like.:p
reminds me of the yummy chocolate bar with bacon bits *drool*

Iska said...

Bookmarked! My boys lobe chocolate cookies and with bacon...? Panalo!

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