Chocolate Chip… Errr… Bacon Cookies!

Happy Friday and upcoming weekend, friends!! πŸ™‚

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!  πŸ™‚  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!  πŸ™‚

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies


candied bacon
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
2 eggs
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!  πŸ˜‰  And while we’re on the subject, please tell me…

What are some of your favorite strange, unexpectedly delicious, food combinations?

peanut butter and bananas, ramen and cheese, french fries dipped in ice cream, oreos in lemonade, grape jelly and saltines are a few to ponder…


  1. February 10, 2011 / 11:12 pm

    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!)

  2. February 10, 2011 / 11:19 pm

    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!!!

  3. February 10, 2011 / 11:31 pm

    OMG OMG dyyying! These look/sound divine! I must put these on my “to-do” list πŸ™‚


  4. February 10, 2011 / 11:51 pm

    Oh! I’m so making these tomorrow for “game night” with my friends!!

  5. February 11, 2011 / 12:35 am

    Thank you for posting this! !!!!! I cannot wait to make it. I love chocolate and bacon together.

  6. February 11, 2011 / 6:25 am

    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 πŸ™‚ xoxo jcd

  7. February 11, 2011 / 6:37 am

    Thank you! I am so totally making these! I also love peanut butter and bacon. mmmm

  8. February 11, 2011 / 6:45 am

    Wow!! What an interesting combination! I love chocolate chip cookies (they’re my kryptonite), but I wonder how this variety tastes….mmmmm πŸ™‚

  9. February 11, 2011 / 7:37 am

    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!

  10. February 11, 2011 / 7:41 am

    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!

  11. February 11, 2011 / 8:12 am

    hmmm. . . .very interesting combo. . . I might have to try it πŸ™‚

  12. February 11, 2011 / 8:13 am

    Okay, so as strange as this combination is, I am DYING to try these cookies – scrummy!! πŸ™‚

  13. February 11, 2011 / 8:25 am

    oh my goodness, those do not sound like they should go together!!

  14. February 11, 2011 / 9:10 am

    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.

  15. February 11, 2011 / 9:22 am

    They sound delicious! My cousin made chocolate covered bacon last Fall… it was pretty good! You have to try it!


  16. February 11, 2011 / 9:25 am

    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!

  17. February 11, 2011 / 9:52 am

    Wow! This is so interesting! I wish I could have a taste!

  18. February 11, 2011 / 10:08 am

    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. πŸ™‚

    oh, and when i was little, i loved canned peaches and ketchup. yeah, i’ve always been super classy.

  19. ζ₯ζ₯Lai
    February 11, 2011 / 10:14 am

    yay! I really liked it from our super bowl night!

  20. February 11, 2011 / 10:19 am

    This is not strange at all but it is one of my favorite food combi: french fires dipped in vanilla ice cream. Yum!

  21. February 11, 2011 / 10:28 am

    Yum!!! One of my favorites is red grapes with pretzels. Or wheat thins and cream cheese. Delicious!

  22. February 11, 2011 / 10:55 am

    O.O This is so. dang. awesome. I need to make this!! Seriously. BACON in Chocolate Chip Cookies? Flipping awesome! =D


  23. February 11, 2011 / 11:20 am

    OMG!! My mouth is watering!!!!! YUM!!!! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  24. February 11, 2011 / 11:26 am

    Sandy Sandy Sandy…. this will be perfect to make for my husband sometime soon!! He’s going to flip!!

  25. February 11, 2011 / 11:48 am

    omg omg omg..two favorite things in one.

  26. February 11, 2011 / 12:24 pm

    Bacon!? Interesting… I’d be afraid to try it!

  27. steph
    February 11, 2011 / 12:54 pm

    Sean loves bacon…. I need to try this.


  28. February 11, 2011 / 1:31 pm

    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!

    Lydia Lange

  29. February 11, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    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.

  30. February 11, 2011 / 3:36 pm

    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!! β™₯

  31. Mariel
    February 11, 2011 / 3:50 pm

    Totally convinced hubby to let me buy bacon today so I can make these! I’m so excited my mouth is watering!

  32. February 11, 2011 / 3:55 pm

    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.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  33. February 11, 2011 / 3:57 pm

    Mmm… Thanks for sharing! I will so be making some as soon as possible. πŸ™‚

  34. February 11, 2011 / 4:14 pm

    Yes! I want these so bad. yummmm

  35. February 11, 2011 / 4:33 pm

    Well It sounds really weird but I’m willing to try it !! I’ll let you know how it turned out πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰


  36. February 11, 2011 / 6:25 pm

    I love cookies,
    I love bacon
    Hence I’ll love bacon cookies
    RIGHT? They sound incredible Sandy!

  37. February 11, 2011 / 6:47 pm

    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!

  38. February 11, 2011 / 6:58 pm

    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.

  39. February 11, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    This is such a cool combination! I would have never thought of it, but I’m willing to give anything a shot. πŸ™‚ Hmm what unexpected combination do i like? I’m drawing a blank, but I’ll thinking! Happy weekend, Sandy!

  40. February 11, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    my first reaction is to say EWW. but i bet these are totally delicious!

  41. February 11, 2011 / 9:09 pm

    this is so different! i have to try it. have a loveLee weekend friend!

  42. February 11, 2011 / 9:38 pm

    I think my boyfriend would like these. He is a bacon lover LOL πŸ™‚

  43. February 11, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    i’m making these NOW. seriously.

  44. Theresa
    February 12, 2011 / 5:55 am

    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!

  45. February 12, 2011 / 8:48 am

    Seriously?! I would never think of bacon in chocolate chip cookies but I have had a bacon maple donut that was amazing.
    Happy weekend!

  46. February 12, 2011 / 10:18 am

    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

  47. February 12, 2011 / 11:23 am

    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!

  48. February 12, 2011 / 12:39 pm

    what?! this is totally crazy and hilarious. but good? how interesting… i wonder if it would work with stripples, the vegetarian version of bacon.

  49. February 12, 2011 / 2:09 pm

    i tried a maple bacon donut just recently and is was good!!!

  50. February 12, 2011 / 11:42 pm

    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!


  51. February 13, 2011 / 6:26 am

    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 πŸ™‚

  52. February 13, 2011 / 6:56 am

    what a crazy concept! these sound awesome though!

  53. February 13, 2011 / 11:13 am

    That sounds fun! I am so going to try out this recipe:) Hope you are having a fantastic Sunday, darling
    Kisses and hugs

  54. February 14, 2011 / 9:48 am

    def. the french fries in ice cream, or even a frosty from Wendy’s. makes me wish summer would HURRY UP! πŸ˜€

  55. February 15, 2011 / 11:03 am

    oh goodness, sandy! this is too much. i must try it.

  56. February 16, 2011 / 10:07 am

    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

  57. February 18, 2011 / 1:42 pm

    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!

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