Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Recipe & picture from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Prep Time: 20 min  Cook Time: 55 min  Servings: 3 dozen


  • For the candied bacon:
  • 8 slices center cut thick bacon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • For the cookies:
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place bacon in a single layer on a foil lined sheet. (I would spray this with cooking spray or olive oil. I couldn't use half of my bacon because a lot of it stuck to the foil.)
  3. 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.
  4. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack for cooling. Once bacon has cooled chop it finely.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
  6. Sift flour and baking soda.
  7. In a medium bowl, cream butter with the white and brown sugar.
  8. Add vanilla, egg, and egg yolk to the bowl and beat until light and creamy.
  9. Add flour mixture and mix well.
  10. Add diced candied bacon and chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
  11. Place golf ball 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.


  1. My mouth is watering. Those look ridicuously good. My husband would be all over these with bacon.

  2. wow. cookies and bacon. i could get on board with this!

  3. ummmmm salty and sweet? please and thank you. must try these.

    xo! Lauren @ tickled.

  4. Chocolate chip cookies AND bacon? Yes please!!!!

  5. and they were yummy. thanks for sending them with mom :)

  6. ummm saaayyy whaaat?? chocolate & bacon?! this is insane... and awesome

  7. I keep seeing that people are putting bacon in chocolate chip cookies! Is it good?!

  8. um holy moly those look tasty! i made regular choc chip oatmeal walnut cookies this weekend and i ate tooo much dough per usual :) xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

  9. Ohhh my goodness! They are putting bacon in just about everything lately!lol

  10. These sound delicious. Who would think bacon and chocolate? But the sweet and salty together...YUM!

    Thanks for sharing!

  11. did you seriously make this? if so - i love you 10,000 even more - these sounds amazing! and im thinking we're going to need a batch of these for our boat trip :)

  12. Bacon and Chocolate?! Sounds too good for words! xo

  13. i can't believe i haven't had bacon in cookies yet...oh gosh

  14. No way you did this! I am in awe! I would have never thought to add bacon to my cookies but now i am so curious and I must try it! Your pic of the cookies looks amazing!

  15. these look so good!! i have been dying to try a dessert with bacon. i guess you get the sweet and the savory. yum!!

    by the way, i made that shrimp and artichoke casserole the other day...it was so good!

  16. Ok, this sounds SO interesting I just might have to try it!

    I'm a new follower coming from Keeping up with Kelly and Co! Fabulous site! Look forward to reading more!