Sweet and salty candied bacon makes these chocolate chip cookies anything but ordinary.
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.