Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sweet and salty candied bacon makes these chocolate chip cookies anything but ordinary.
Seriously…bacon in a chocolate chip cookie? But it’s not just bacon. It’s candied bacon. So it totally goes together, right?
My husband gave me weird looks as I was putting bacon into the cookie dough.
“Umm…WHAT are you doing?”
Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
For the candied bacon:
- 8 slices center cut thick bacon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
For the cookies:
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 whole egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Place bacon in a single layer on a foil lined sheet. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of bacon strips. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until crispy, making sure to turn bacon over after 10 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack for cooling. Once bacon has cooled chop it finely.
- Reduce oven temperature to 325ºF. In a medium bowl, sift flour and baking soda together. In a large bowl, cream butter with the white and brown sugars. Add vanilla, egg and egg yolk, and beat until light and creamy. Add in flour mixture and mix well. Add diced candied bacon and chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
- Place golf ball-sized balls of dough on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes, or just until the edges are brown. Remove from oven and let cookies sit on the pan for two minutes before placing them on a wire rack to cool.
The very first time I made these cookies was about 3 years ago. They were soft, FANTASTIC and won a blue ribbon at the county fair. 🙂 Every time I’ve tried to make them after, they still taste great, but they seem to get harder and crunchier every time instead of being soft like the first time. Any ideas on what i might be doing wrong?
Thanks for such a delicious and fun recipe!!
So weird? Maybe cooking them too long? That’s so weird.
how long will these keep @ room temperature?
I think they would keep for a couple of days but with the bacon I guess you would probably want to refrigerate them.
How many cookies does this recipe make?
Around 2 dozen!
Hi, these look great! My other half has requested I make them for his 30th birthday. Is the oven temp for a Fan oven or a conventional oven? I have a fan oven and just want to be sure. Thanks x
It’s for a conventional oven.
I can’t get the recipe for the Candied Bacon Choco Chip Cookies. Every place I click on gives me info on how good they are but not the recipe. HELP! I want to make them!
Sorry! Tablespoon changed things around on their site so it broke my links. I will fix it.
I tried these tonight, and they were wonderful, but I think the next time I make them I will use the full pound of bacon. My cookies had the bacon texture, but not the saltiness that I was expecting. I also will cook the bacon longer so it’s very crisp. Some of my bacon was more chewy than crisp, and I wanted the crisp texture to contrast with the melty chocolate. I love your blog and recipes!
This cookie is a good idea in theory but the basic chocolate chip recipe needs some tweaking. My cookies came out more cake like and the cookie itself was kinda blah. I would recommend using equal parts of brown and white sugar and adding a 1/2 – 1 tsp of salt to bring out the flavor.
Does anyone know if these freeze well after baking or if it’s ok to freeze the cookie dough? I’ve frozen regular chocolate chip cookie dough balls with no problem. Thanks! These sound so good and “different”. I like that.
I think these are definitely safe to freeze.
I made these a couple of months ago for a friend at work who LOVES bacon and they were a hit. People were a little weirded out at first, but once they tasted one, they had to have another…and another…they are slightly addicting and the flavor grows on you the more you have them. I want to make them again so I can make extra candied bacon and just eat that…delicious!
I tried this recipe and it was sooo good! I like that the bacon ends up a close texture to raisins. All my friends were like “what in the world? ewww!” – I had to reassure them that it was amazing!
Yum! I’d totally eat these.
Love it. They look amazing!
That looks amazing! I will never tire of the bacon trend!
Hmm… A little nervous, but I would totally try these!
My hero, I am such a major fan of the sweet+bacon. In fact, one of favorite treats I’ve made in a while is my Big Pig Bacon Bark…http://darcyeats.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/big-pig-bacon-bark/
These look absolutely fantastic!
I can’t think of a man on the planet who wouldn’t like these!
Definitely going to check out your recipe!!
I want to try this! I proposed the idea once to my husband and he gave me a weird look =P
Oh WOW!!! These sound DEEElish:)
This seems like something my sister would enjoy very much 🙂
Dying to try this!
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I have made Candied bacon before… but never put it in cookies! I can only imagine! Yum!
I just must try these soon
There’s a restaurant in Long Beach, CA that serves Chocolate Covered Bacon, it’s is actually very good. Will definitely need to try this recipe out!
Oh my, I just forwarded this post to a friend of mine who is in LOVE with bacon. She’s always hounding me to make her a dessert with bacon, and I think this may have to be it! She says thank you 😉
i LOVE brown sugar on my bacon… my mom would do it all the time for breakfast… so i’m sure these are sinfully delicious as well!
hmmm.. I can see how this would be really tasty!