For Brendan’s birthday this year, I decided to make him something special. I searched for the best recipe for bacon chocolate chip cookies, and I found this one. I wasn’t sure about the combo of flavors, but I knew he’d love them! He truly believes anything is better with bacon. Surprisingly, they are delicious! I took them into his work to surprise him, and it didn’t take long for them to be gone!
I’ll share the recipe with you, it was fairly easy and the outcome was better than I’d hoped for!
What you’ll need:
2 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
12 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
1 cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 lb package of bacon strips- cooked until very crispy and cut into small bits (I sprinkled the bacon with brown sugar before cooking
1/2 cup powdered sugar and maple syrup
Preheat oven 325°. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Mix flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside. With a hand mixer, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly combined. Beat in the egg, the yolk, and vanilla. Add flour mix and beat at low-speed just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and 1 cup of the bacon bits.
Roll about a half-cup sized ball of dough. Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull apart into two equal halves. Rotate halves 90 degrees and, with jagged surfaces facing up, place formed dough onto cookie sheet, leaving ample room between each ball.
Bake approximately 11-14 minutes, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking, until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and puffy.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool cookies after they’re able to lift without breaking. Sprinkle with bacon bits and drizzle with maple glaze.
*To make glaze – in a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup to the powdered sugar and stir. Add more maple syrup as needed until the glaze is a good, thick drizzling consistency. Sprinkle with remaining bacon bits.
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” – Colossians 2:6-7