Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, I tried a new recipe yesterday as Jeff was intrigued by the whole bacon chocolate chip cookie recipe. These came out ok, they tasted ok, but they remind me of why I don't bake cookies with all butter. They came out flat and crisp! Not sure I would make again, but they were fun to try.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
http://bethmichelle.com/?p=632
Ingredients
For Caramelized Bacon
10 Strips Bacon
1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
For Cookies
1 Stick Butter, plus 2 Tablespoons
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Egg
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/ 8 Cup Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Heaping Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Caramelized Bacon (above)
Directions
For Caramelized Bacon
Pre heat oven to 380FLine a baking sheet with tin foil and lay strips of bacon on top.Sprinkle bacon with half the brown sugar.Bake for 5-7 minutes and flip the bacon.Sprinkle bacon with the rest of the brown sugar.Bake for another 5-7 minutes or until a deep brown color.Make sure the bacon does not burn!Remove from oven and cool.Once cooled, chop bacon into small pieces.

For Cookies
Pre heat oven to 350F and grease baking sheets.In a small bowl whisk together flour and baking soda and set aside.In a large bowl beat together butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, slowly and mix until combined.Mix in chocolate chips and caramelized bacon.Place small tablespoon sized balls of dough onto greased baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart.Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a light golden color.Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

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