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Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies...


As you know, I take risks in the kitchen. Plain jane, cookie cutter, run of the mill recipes? No thank you... 

This recipe for candied bacon chocolate chip cookies from the girl who ate everything, amazes me. I honestly dislike bacon... I dislike the smell, the taste, the look... I'm just not a fan. But candied bacon in chocolate chip cookies sounds seriously scrumptious {I feel like the writers of Disney movies are the only people that actually use the word scrumptious... perhaps it's time for a more grown up vocabulary}.

{via girl who ate everything}
{via girl who ate everything}


Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies...
yields 3 dozen cookies




For Candied bacon

  • 8 slices center cut thick bacon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
For Cookies
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 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


Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 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 325 degrees.
  • Sift flour and baking soda.
  • In a medium bowl, cream butter with the white and brown sugar.
  • Add vanilla, egg, and egg yolk to the bowl and beat until light and creamy.
  • Add 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 until edges are brown. Remove from oven and let cookies sit on the pan for a couple of minutes before placing on a wire rack.

enjoy...

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