Week 10: Make a dessert with Bacon (Bacon Cookies)

So this is the delayed week 10 post of 52 New Things:

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Week 10: Make a Dessert with Bacon (Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies)

 

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I have never heard of bacon cookies until late last year (I believe Meghann from Meals and Miles posted something about a cookie party once). Never thought to put bacon in a dessert ever. It seems something out of Iron Chef or Chopped, not my home kitchen!  So I figured that I would put a bacon dessert on the things to do! Turns out there is quite a few desserts out there – but since I am ok at making cookies (and enjoy cookies very much so) I decided to go for a bacon-cookie recipe.

I did not really like one cookie recipe exclusively, so I adapted my standard chocolate chip cookie recipe and incorporated bacon into it.  Total time was about 45 minutes

Ingredients:

Bacon – 5-6 strips

Maple Syrup – 3 Tablespoons

Brown Sugar – 1 cup and a bit

Flour – 1.5 cups

Butter (softened) – 1/2 cup

Baking Powder – 1 teaspoon

Salt – 1/4 teaspoon

Egg – 1

Dark Chocolate chips – as much as desired.

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Method:

Candied Bacon:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2) Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and put your 5-6 strips of bacon on top

3) Sprinkle brown sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup on top

4) Bake for about 15 minutes (or until crispy) – allow to cool – NOT on a paper towel!

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Cookie Batter

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2) Using a mixer – mix the butter and sugar until smooth

3) In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk. Set aside

4) Once the butter and sugar are well mixed, put in the egg and maple syrup. I put a couple of dashes in mine, but I could have put in more. I’m guesstimating it was 2 tablespoons or so.

5) Keep mixing. Slowly add the flour, a few scoops at a time. Once mixed, stop the mixer.

6) Break up the bacon into bits and put into batter. Put as many chocolate chips as you want.

7) Grab a scoop of dough and roll it with your hands. Place on a baking sheet.

8) Bake for exactly 14 minutes.

9) Once done, take out of oven and cool for a few minutes on the sheet. After, place on a plate to fully cool.

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ENJOY

 

The Cookies tasted like a pancake breakfast. They were delicious. The candied bacon was not meaty at all and provided a nice sticky taste in the cookie. Of course, anything goes with dark chocolate – so the bacon paired nicely with it. I had two one behind the other 🙂

So that is my Bacon Cookie Task!

Have you ever made bacon chocolate chip cookies before?

Do you like bacon?

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4 Comments

  1. Stephanie@nowirun.com

    I can’t believe I’m about to say this (I’m still making a funny face ~ so obviously I’m not even 100% sold that I even believe it myself)…
    Those cookies actually sounded good.
    Hm.
    When you said it sounded like breakfast it made me think they might have been really good.
    Thanks for the great pics, too! 🙂

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  2. Melanie

    Those actually do look better than I would have thought – candied bacon…so cool! Glad they turned out.

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  3. Nicole

    I’ve never had bacon chocolate chip cookies but I’ve had maple bacon donuts. They were really good so I imagine they would taste similar.

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    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      Pretty much – I will say that they are cookies that need to be eaten within a day or two – they were only ok tasting yesterday

      Reply

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