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Bacon Bit Chocolate Chip Cookies

Updated on January 22, 2015
Chocolate Bacon Cookies are stuffed with white chocolate and dark chocolate chips.
Chocolate Bacon Cookies are stuffed with white chocolate and dark chocolate chips. | Source

Something Sweet, Something Salty

I promised the girls from camp that I would send them cookies, because I love to bake and I love to have someone to give my baked goods too (mostly so I don't eat them all). One little camper requested white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

Here's the thing: I have absolutely no troubles from eating too many macadamia nut cookies because I'm allergic to nuts. But as a loving counselor, I obliged, and found a delicious recipe to make for her. I know it's delicious because I tasted the dough before I added the nuts. And it left me wanting more.

Ready to eat: chocolate chocolate chip bacon bit cookies.
Ready to eat: chocolate chocolate chip bacon bit cookies. | Source

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The Search for a Source of Saltiness

This cookie dough tasted so good, and I've recently realized that white chocolate, when paired with another flavor, is actually really good. I've never really been a fan of white chocolate, but mixed with milk chocolate or peanut butter, it's pretty delicious. I wanted to make another batch for me, with extra chocolate chips and no nuts.

But sweet and salty are so good together, I felt like I was missing out on something. What else is salty that could actually go into a cookie...? Think, think, think.

The Secret Ingredient

Bacon
Bacon | Source

Bacon Bit

-Line a bowl with tin foil and pour the bacon grease into it. When it is cooled, wrap it up in a ball and throw it away!

Bacon! Bacon is salty, and bacon is becoming a trendy thing to put in sweets. Perfect! I will add bacon to my cookies!

Bacon and chocolate seem to be paired together a lot, so I thought, to be on the safe side, I should add more chocolate to these cookies. Chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, and bacon. Yep, that sounds about right.

Bacon Bits

Tear the bacon into little pieces to mix into the cookie dough.
Tear the bacon into little pieces to mix into the cookie dough. | Source

Life Lessons

I am realizing that if I want to bake cookies my whole life, and I always lick off the spoon when I'm done, that is a whole heck of a lot of butter and sugar I'm consuming. So I am trying to be brave, and put the spoon...and the beater...and the rubber spatula...and the bowl into the sink without licking the batter. It's a tad bit easier when there's something in the dough you're allergic to.

But I should also warn you, if the beaters of your electric mixer are dirty because you bake cookies too often, and you are too lazy to wash them after you already washed and dried ALL the mixing bowls AND the cookie sheets, you can use a pastry blender to mix your butter and sugar together, but it is not as fun to lick as the beaters. It is a wee bit sharper. Oh it can be done, just be careful.

The Pastry Blender

Watch your tongue if you're going to lick off the extra dough!
Watch your tongue if you're going to lick off the extra dough! | Source
Chocolate chocolate chip bacon cookies.
Chocolate chocolate chip bacon cookies. | Source

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Oven: 325 F

Bake: 12-14 minutes

Yields: 2 1/2 dozen cookies, depending on how much dough you eat beforehand.

Cookie Tips

-Refrigerate the dough for about an hour before baking for chewier cookies. If you are impatient like me, just refrigerate the leftover dough while the cookies are baking.

-Make sure you taste-test the dough before baking!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 3 strips bacon, cooked and broken into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, (or milk chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Cook bacon and let it cool. Tear the strips into tiny pieces and discard the excessively fatty pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugars. Add in egg and vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Add to larger bowl.
  4. Stir the flour into the dough and then add the chocolate chips and bacon bits.
  5. Place by rounded spoonful onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 F for 12-14 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.
Fresh from the over, chocolate chocolate chip bacon cookies.
Fresh from the over, chocolate chocolate chip bacon cookies. | Source

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    • compu-smart profile image

      Compu-Smart 

      3 years ago from London UK

      I WANT COOKIIEEEEEESSS :)

    • ezzly profile image

      ezzly 

      3 years ago

      Stunning!

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      bobtyndall 

      3 years ago

      My kind of cookies

    • esmonaco profile image

      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Looks like another amazing recipe from you. I do love bacon and cookies, so I'll have to give this a try :)

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      Tamara14 

      4 years ago

      What a crazy (but great) idea :) And I sooo know what you mean about that licking dough temptation, I eat it so much that I give away every single baked cookie so I wouldn't touch them :)

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      Sam Deal 

      4 years ago from Earth

      Such an idea! Makes me think of Momofuku bakery in NYC.

    • Julia Eppehimer profile imageAUTHOR

      Julia Eppehimer 

      4 years ago

      pstraubie48, I may have eaten some for breakfast. It's totally acceptable because there's bacon. I am also a fan of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, because oatmeal is a totally healthy breakfast food!

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      Hezekiah 

      4 years ago from Japan

      What a weird combo but I bet that saltiness work well with the cookies. Here in Japan you have a Sweet Lychee and Salt drink - one of my favourites.

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      Patricia Scott 

      4 years ago from sunny Florida

      O, Julia, can we just call these Breakfast in a Cookie?? Hee Hee

      Who does not love bacon? Bacon and chocolate are a symphony:D

      thank you for sharing this divine recipe.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

      Pinned and shared

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