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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12 Responses to “S’mores Cupcakes”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — October 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I think we both know that I’m not a baker…yet I still think I need a kitchen torch! Can I help that I’m addicted to kitchen gadgets?

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    Eliana — October 7, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I love using my kitchen torch. I think I will have whip it out soon to make these beauties. They look super delish.

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    Courtney — October 7, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    These are ADORABLE! I don’t even like S’mores, but I might try these.

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    Daisy — October 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Kinda jealous of your kitchen torch. These smores goodies have me drooling all week!

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    Jen — October 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    These look great — love s’mores cupcakes. I love making these because the kitchen torch is fun to play with.

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    stephchows — October 7, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    ok now all I want is smores in every variety possible LOL YUM!!!!!! thanks so much for the vote!

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    Rachel Cannon Humiston — October 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    This looks so heavenly! I’ll be dreaming about that frosting tonight…

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    Jami — October 10, 2010 at 3:20 am

    I recently made some s’mores cupcakes using a piece of graham cracker as a crust, but I thought it tasted salty. Of course, I used a mix, which probably did have added salt. I am going to try this method. I’d also love to try the torch! woo hoo!

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    nutmegnanny — October 12, 2010 at 2:39 am

    These look delicious! I have got to try that marshmallow frosting…sounds amazing!

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    Xiaolu — October 18, 2010 at 12:53 am

    I made and blogged about these and they’re so delicious. Thanks for the inspiration. I did increase the amounts of everything but the cake batter since I had so much left over.

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    breader33 — January 23, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    These are just, amazing. i used the Hershey’s ‘special dark’ cocoa powder, and they were to die for. i will definitely be making these again.

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    The Addicted Baker — March 30, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I just made delicious s’more cupcakes. Check it out: http://theaddictedbaker.blogspot.com/2011/03/smore-cookies.html

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