Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

After I made those disappointing Bacon Bourbon Brownies, I couldn’t get the thought of a bacon-ey dessert out of my head. Luckily there are plenty of bacon filled desserts out there on the internet. I was so happy when I took my first bite of these cookies. The bacon lends a smokey saltiness that isn’t too overpowering but very well appreciated.

I took these cookies to work and had fun listening to people’s reaction when they saw the label on the ziplock bag. Some people were instantly turned off by the idea of bacon in a cookie. Others were intrigued and a few of them didn’t believe there was actually bacon in them until they took a bite.

I chopped the bacon pretty small so you don’t see huge chunks of bacon. I wanted them to be about the same size as a chocolate chip and I think that size worked well. You could definitely use larger chunks to get more of a wow-factor just by looking at the cookies.

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Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bacon in chocolate chip cookies?!? It's seriously delicious.

Yield: 4 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

For the candied Bacon
6 slices thick-cut bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar

For the Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups chocolate chips

Directions:

For the Bacon
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.

For the Cookies
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 tablespoon 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.

Recipe from Tablespoon, as seen on Fake Ginger

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11 Responses to “Oatmeal Chocolate Cinnamon Cookies”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — January 24, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    These cookies look great! Hope you feel better soon Jen!

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    Megan — January 24, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    These look awesome. I love chocolate and cinnamon together.

    Feel better!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — January 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Love oatmeal cookies! Hope you’re feeling better 🙂

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    Bridget — January 24, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Aw, I didn’t realize you hadn’t gone to the swap! What a bummer. But then at least you didn’t have to share these cookies. 😉

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    Alicia — January 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Yum. I really love the combo of chocolate and cinnamon! Glad they came out well.

    Feel better!!

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    Shannon — January 24, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    hope you were able to get some rest and are feeling better! we missed you, but hopefully we’ll have another chance to catch up soon. these look great, and i’ve got some cinnamon chips in my house too 😉

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    Elizabeth — January 24, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I’m not sure I’ve had chocolate & cinnamon together before but I bet the combination is great! And if it’s in an oatmeal cookie, you can’t really go wrong.

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    Heather Lynne — January 25, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I love cinnamon chips and put them in oatmeal cookies. I never thought of putting them in chocolate chip oatmeal cookies-they look amazing!

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    Blog is the New Black — January 25, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Jenn, these sound awesome, and I have some cinnamon chips to use!

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    We Are Not Martha — January 25, 2011 at 1:24 am

    These look wonderful! I’m sure being stuck in the house with a whole batch of them made you feel a little bit better, right? I love cookies with cinnamon chips in them!

    Sues

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    Elizabeth — January 25, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    These look so delicious. Getting sick on important (dessert related!) events is the absolute worst. I think another cookie swap is in your future.

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