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 “Red White and Blue No-Bake Frozen Cupcakes”

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    CB — July 14, 2008 at 12:50 am

    Oh that looks so yummy for summer! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for entering 🙂
    /Clara

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    Nikki57 — July 14, 2008 at 1:36 am

    Those look absolutely delicious!!

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    Joelen — July 14, 2008 at 2:27 am

    Looks fabulous with all the color! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Janna — July 14, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Was the consistency like ice cream? It sounds cool and summery. Plus you probably get super brownie points for submitting so early!

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    Mara — July 14, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    YUM this is perfect for the sweltering summer months! i am all about frozen desserts right now!

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    Jen — July 15, 2008 at 12:14 am

    The texture isn’t quite as creamy as ice cream… It’s more frozen than that(?) They are really good though!

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    Ivy — July 15, 2008 at 2:55 am

    Oh wow! I like these. What a cool idea and they look so good for the hot days of summer. Where do you live? Can I come pick some up? 🙂

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    Martha — July 19, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Jen, these look yummy!

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    Nikki57 — August 25, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    CONGRATS … You are the Cupcake Hero!!

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    KimboSue — July 1, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I know this post is like a year old, but I followed a link from another page and found it. Question – do you have to keep them frozen until serving? We’re going to a pool party, so they might be outside for a while. Will they melt?

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    Jen — July 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    If I remember correctly, they will melt. They might be fine for a little while, but not all afternoon. Sorry I can’t be more help!

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