Happy Friday and upcoming weekend, friends!! 🙂
Since I did my Flavors To Follow post this past Wednesday already, I thought today I’d share the bacon chocolate chip cookies I made for a Super Bowl party! It’s the one I mentioned in my first Awkward and Awesome post from yesterday, that my coworkers were pleasantly surprised with! 🙂 I’m guessing some of you have tried it before, some of you are severely intrigued and can’t wait to try them, and others, probably just think it’s plain gross. These cookies, oh my, are a mix between salty, sweet, gooey, fluffy, crunchy and unexpectedly addicting. Yea, we’ll keep the description at that. And if your man is anything like my husband, it’s just another reason to eat cookies for breakfast… because bacon is breakfast food, right? For my first time making it, I followed a recipe by Pete Bakes and I’ll probably be using it again! Although I think you could probably follow any chocolate chip recipe and just throw in a handful of candied bacon and you’d get a similar taste! 🙂
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 pckg thick cut bacon (about 10 strips)
brown sugar for sprinkling
chocolate chip cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
12 oz toll house semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1. Make the candied bacon: preheat the oven to 350 F. Lay bacon on a parchment covered baking sheet so they are not overlapping. Sprinkle about 2 tsp brown sugar evenly on each strip of bacon. Bake for 12 minutes, remove from oven, flip bacon and drag it through the syrupy liquid that’s collected on the baking sheet. Put the bacon back in the oven for another 12-15 minutes, until it is fully cooked and very dark (mahogany). Remove the strips from the sheet and cool on a wire rack. After they have cooked, chop them or quickly food process into tiny pieces.
2. Make the cookies: combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, both sugars and vanilla in a large bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and bacon pieces.
3. Spoon dough (about a Tbsp per cookie) onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375 F for 9-11 minutes. I tend to go a little under 9 minutes so they come out just underdone. Remove to cooling racks or eat immediately with a tall glass of cold milk.
So there you have it, there’s your last minute Valentine’s Day present for you bacon loving lover! 😉 And while we’re on the subject, please tell me…
YESSSSS. This post makes me love you even more. One of my favorite treats is peanut butter and bacon sandwich. Holy moly, it’s so delicious. I think I’m going to make these to send to Chris (and maaaaybe keep a few (dozen) for me!)
this sounds really weird to be honest but im so intrigued by it that i think i really have to try this one. and i love bacon and so does ryan so maybe i’ll surprise him with it and see if he can pick up on the bacon!! thanks for posting this, friend. love ya!!!
OMG OMG dyyying! These look/sound divine! I must put these on my “to-do” list 🙂
Oh! I’m so making these tomorrow for “game night” with my friends!!
Thank you for posting this! !!!!! I cannot wait to make it. I love chocolate and bacon together.
Ive never heard of these…how cool…they really do look great:)
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thanks for sharing this recipe! i watched a chocolate show on the food network and they were making chocolate dipped bacon. my mouth was watering. i think i would like these cookies even more! have a lovely friday 🙂 xoxo jcd
That sounds deliciously weird 🙂
Thank you! I am so totally making these! I also love peanut butter and bacon. mmmm
Wow!! What an interesting combination! I love chocolate chip cookies (they’re my kryptonite), but I wonder how this variety tastes….mmmmm 🙂
that is the weirdest combination ever! but a little part of me wishes i wasn’t vegan so i could just try it! ; ) i’ll just have to believe you that they’re yummy!
Sadly, I can’t eat bacon, so I’ll leave the cookies for others to eat and gush about. I’m sure they’re fantastic! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Sandy — may your Valentine’s Day festivities start early!
hmmm. . . .very interesting combo. . . I might have to try it 🙂
Okay, so as strange as this combination is, I am DYING to try these cookies – scrummy!! 🙂
oh my goodness, those do not sound like they should go together!!
this recipe is genius…i must try it soon…very soon!!!!
I just can’t jump on board the bacon train, I don’t like it enough!
I love peanut butter and potato chip sandwiches, hehe.
They sound delicious! My cousin made chocolate covered bacon last Fall… it was pretty good! You have to try it!
Hmmm…. quite interesting. I might have to give these a try. I’m all about savory and sweet together! Not as crazy as a friend from high school who ate peanut butter & mustard sandwiches!
Wow! This is so interesting! I wish I could have a taste!
that does sound weirdly good.
i’ve always liked wendy’s french fries and frostys together. i really can’t have one or the other. 🙂
oh, and when i was little, i loved canned peaches and ketchup. yeah, i’ve always been super classy.
yay! I really liked it from our super bowl night!
This is not strange at all but it is one of my favorite food combi: french fires dipped in vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Yum!!! One of my favorites is red grapes with pretzels. Or wheat thins and cream cheese. Delicious!
O.O This is so. dang. awesome. I need to make this!! Seriously. BACON in Chocolate Chip Cookies? Flipping awesome! =D
OMG!! My mouth is watering!!!!! YUM!!!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Sandy Sandy Sandy…. this will be perfect to make for my husband sometime soon!! He’s going to flip!!
omg omg omg..two favorite things in one.
Bacon!? Interesting… I’d be afraid to try it!
I need to try this!
Sean loves bacon…. I need to try this.
I just got done at the gym and now those cookies are tempting me! boo!:-) Your animal print belt in the below post is adorable!!! xo- now following you!
what?! i think i you just rocked my world!
I think I need to try these cookies! And an odd combination I enjoy is curly fries and watermelon. Not on top of each other or anything, just side by side. Something about the refreshing and sweet watermelon following a crunchy, salty, zesty curly fry is just divine. But they have to be curly fries, or I suppose straight seasoned fries would do.
salty and sweet – how could you not pass up this amazing recipe.. i’m going to be borrowing this recipe for the mister and i.
thanks for sharing!! ♥
Totally convinced hubby to let me buy bacon today so I can make these! I’m so excited my mouth is watering!
Don’t even let my fiance see this.
Chocolate + Bacon + Cookie = WAY TOO HYPER MR. A
I love this.
This is what makes me think we should be friends.
Mmm… Thanks for sharing! I will so be making some as soon as possible. 🙂
Yes! I want these so bad. yummmm
Well It sounds really weird but I’m willing to try it !! I’ll let you know how it turned out 😉 😉 😉
I love cookies,
I love bacon
Hence I’ll love bacon cookies
RIGHT? They sound incredible Sandy!
these sound DELISH!
Hooray! I’ve been waiting all week for this recipe!!
I’m still a little skeptical about bacon in cookies, but I’m pretty sure Jordan would love these, so I’ll have to give them a shot soon!
Haha I have to say these sound DISGUSTING!! I haaaaaaaaaaate bacon… I’ve never liked it. Blah. Just the smell grosses me out!! Haha. But I’m pretty sure Keith would love these.
This is such a cool combination! I would have never thought of it, but I’m willing to give anything a shot. 🙂 Hmm what unexpected combination do i like? I’m drawing a blank, but I’ll thinking! Happy weekend, Sandy!
my first reaction is to say EWW. but i bet these are totally delicious!
this is so different! i have to try it. have a loveLee weekend friend!
I think my boyfriend would like these. He is a bacon lover LOL 🙂
i’m making these NOW. seriously.
mmm…looks good. John’s brother made me chocolate bacon cupcakes this past christmas, they were a hit at my house. I’m drooling just thinking about it. Definitely going to try these cookies. Thanks Sandy!
Seriously?! I would never think of bacon in chocolate chip cookies but I have had a bacon maple donut that was amazing.
interesting! i’ve never had anything sweet with bacon in it before. my favorite combo is pretty random — pink grapefruit, avocado and kalamata olives. they are seriously so amazing together, it’s ridiculous
OH my gosh, this sounds AMAZING!! And a little strange, but I totally want to try it now! Recently I made an odd concoction in a quesadilla: chicken, mozzarella cheese, arugula and fresh raspberry spread. Sounds odd, but SO DELICIOUS OH MY GOODNESS!
what?! this is totally crazy and hilarious. but good? how interesting… i wonder if it would work with stripples, the vegetarian version of bacon.
i tried a maple bacon donut just recently and is was good!!!
I’m throwing my cousin a cookies and milk baby shower in two weeks and am so making these. They sound so random that I’m intrigued, and what pregnant chick wouldn’t love bacon chocolate chip cookies?!
Thanks for sharing!
These look like they would be good! Who would have thought?!
I love apples and peanut butter together but I don’t feel it’s that unusual 🙂
what a crazy concept! these sound awesome though!
That sounds fun! I am so going to try out this recipe:) Hope you are having a fantastic Sunday, darling
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Wow, that’s all. I really do have to try it now. I am so curious.
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def. the french fries in ice cream, or even a frosty from Wendy’s. makes me wish summer would HURRY UP! 😀
oh goodness, sandy! this is too much. i must try it.
hi, dear! thanks so much for posting this recipe! i cannot wait to try it out. i’ve never heard of the oreo and lemonade combo– wow! take good care. jas
salty and sweet – sounds like my kind of cookie. I definitely have to try.
My weird combo – I use to like eating chocolate ice cream with popcorn!