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Bacon and Chocolate Chip Cookies

           Photos by Frances Eden Creative


Have you been noticing the trend for bacon in desserts? Have you been curious? Do I actually care about your answers? NO! I just want you to make these darn cookies!

Pork has always been popular in the culinary world but never more so for dessert then it is now. I was new to this phenomenon so I decided to get my hands dirty and let my inner oinker reign free. I can now say, if sweet+bacon is not something you have tried before, do so at your earliest convenience.

DO NOT BE AFRAID – the bacon is mild and lovely and just plays so well with the dark chocolate and chewy dough. You will be surprised, impressed and addicted all at the same time. Its pretty much life changing.

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2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup salted butter, room temperature

1 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

8-10  strips of good quality bacon, cooked and chopped

1 cup dark chocolate

Cream together butter and sugars (thats baker-speak for “throw your butter and sugars into the bowl of your mixer and let er rip until things are puffier and lighter then before”) (if you don’t have a mixer then hopefully you have awesome upper body strength)

Slow things down and add your eggs and vanilla, then your baking soda and baking powder. Toss in your flour and when its all evenly mixed up, add your bacon and chocolate.

Note: When the dough is done, I always like to add the chocolate and whatever else to the cookies by hand. No real reason for this except that I can hum the “Little House on the Prairie” theme song to myself while I do it. And there is no real reason for the humming other then its fun.

Line a baking sheet with parchment (a MUST for any cookie recipe) and scoop some dough blobs onto the pan. These spread quite a bit so I got nine on my pan rather then my usual twelve and they were still kinda touchy.

Bake them on the centre rack for 10-12 mins in a 350 degree oven. These guys go from perfect cookie to burnt cookie within seconds so keep a look out.

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My hubby has dubbed these “Man Cookies” but that didn’t stop me from sitting with a half dozen and polishing them off like the lady that I am. Ha, take THAT men! <smugface>

*that I would later bawl to my husband about this very act when my jeans wouldn’t zip up is of no consequence*



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  • June 2, 2012 - 6:18 pm

    Bonnie Cordova - Can’t wait to try this recipe thanks. Never thought about combining cookies and bacon, but don’t think you can go wrong with that. My family is loving chocolate dipped bacon. Now I have a surprise for them.
    Thank again for sharing the recipe.

    • June 2, 2012 - 10:33 pm

      admin - Make sure you use good bacon! I did a test batch with bacon bits to see if I could get away with it and it was SO much less bacon-y. I also tried a batch with a high quality hickory smoked and they were fab! Will you let me know how your family liked them? xo, MelissaReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2012 - 6:31 pm

    Melissa - YUM!! I showed these to my little bacon-loving daughter–she wants these asap! ;0)ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2012 - 8:10 pm

    Melissa ngo - Hihi :) these look wonderful! Was wondering how long these can keep? Shld they be stored in the fridge? Thanks! :)ReplyCancel

    • June 2, 2012 - 10:31 pm

      admin - I am not 100% sure on how long they will keep, all my test batches were completely finished off within hours of baking them, but I don’t see why they couldn’t be kept around for a few days in an airtight container. You have no worry of them spoiling, just getting stale or the texture changing. I wouldn’t refrigerate them though, just room temp in a ziplock bag or cookie jar or whatnot.ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2012 - 10:06 pm

    Angela Denham - That’s sounds very tastyReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2012 - 11:12 pm

    dot - Oh my golly gosh. I am making these asap!!!! Awesome recipe!ReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    Juliet - They are delicious but not bacon-y enough, will use double smoked bacon or add some of the grease in lieu of butter.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!ReplyCancel

    • June 5, 2012 - 5:16 pm

      admin - I find the quality of the bacon makes a huge difference, but i didn’t notice any positive changes for adding bacon grease in lieu of butter. We also tried a double-bacon batch which was unmistakably bacon-y, and gave it a chunkier texture as well. Thanks for the feedback, I’m dying to know if people are trying them and what they think!ReplyCancel

  • June 7, 2012 - 10:41 am

    Sara - I just finished making some and OH MY GOSH…these are to die for!!!!!!!!!! My 2 years old loves them and I can’t wait for the rest of the family to try them (unless I can’t stop eating them). Thanks so much for the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2012 - 4:06 pm

    Mandy - I had to try these and they were GREAT!!! When I was making them I took into account a comment of not bacon-y enough and did 2 different batches at the same time. One by the recipe and the other with almost double the amount of bacon and in the end the recipe was made for a reason, it was the best! While the one with double the bacon did have more bacon flavour the texture of the cookie was way off. Maybe the added fat and salt played a large part but take the cookies for what they are, Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies not bacon cookies! Thanks for the recipe Melissa I look forward to more!!ReplyCancel

  • June 15, 2012 - 3:51 am

    Half Baked – The Cake Blog » Bacon Sweets for Father’s Day - […] 1.  Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies.  A chewy, chocolatey, bacon filled, life changing recipe by Buttercream Couture. […]ReplyCancel

  • October 2, 2012 - 10:47 pm

    el - hi! How do i cook the bacon?

    • October 14, 2012 - 9:27 am

      admin - I line a cookie sheet with tin foil and then lay the raw bacon onto that in a single layer. I place it in a cold oven and then turn the oven on to 400 degrees fahrenheit. About 17 – 20 mins later you should have nice crispy bacon that is ready to be chopped and thrown into the dough! xo, MelissaReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    Leidy Sánchez Zamora - Es genial tu block ,espero derretir a mi familia con tus galletas¡¡ReplyCancel

    • October 16, 2012 - 10:46 am

      admin - ¡Gracias!ReplyCancel

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