So I love bacon. I had this bacon maple cupcake a few months back and have been trying to re-create it since. I haven't mastered it yet, but in the meantime, it doesn't hurt to try other yummy recipes!!
I found this recipe on petebakes. He is another bacon lover and so not afraid to put bacon in a cookie. I saw this recipe and knew that I could get a few people to enjoy it. (Or if not, eat it all myself) Unfortunately for Pete, his friends weren't as interested in his cookies as mine were. I brought them to my co-workers on Monday and they were inhaled. I only heard one negative comment and that was from Andy, who was recently challenged to eat french toast that had been soaking in bacon grease for a couple of hours. He went home not feeling so great and can't stand the taste of bacon now... Poor guy. He did walk away w/ $38 more than he had before. Yeah, my co-workers are goofy. :)
A few of the comments:
"These cookies are crazy good!"
"OMG I want more"
"Bacon! You have bacon in these??? Ugh..." Too seconds later.. "OMG" and she grabbed another one and ran off
So I pretty much followed Pete's recipe to the T. The only difference is that I used milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet and also chopped up a bar of Mo's Bacon Bar and added that into the dough w/ the bacon and chocolate chips. I have to say, it was really hard to NOT eat the candied bacon before chopping it up and folding it into the dough. I did try it first, obviously, but it took everything I had not to just gobble it all down...
So I started out w/ the brown sugar on the bacon and popped them into the oven. I used think cut bacon. It wasn't low sodium or anything, just straight up think cut yummy piggy bacon.
After 15 minutes, I took them out to flip them. They didn't look done at all:
Before I flipped them, I made sure the side that was down was coated in the brown sugar liquidy goodness. I flipped them and put them in for aout 15 mins. The ones on the end were done, so I took those out and put the rest in for another 5 mins. They got nice and dark and caramelized:
I forgot to mention too, I didn't use a full pound of bacon. I figured that the combo of the six strips here and the bacon bar would be good enough. I should have made more though, just so I could eat some of it.
I did the bacon first and chopped it and the chocolate up, mixing it all together so it folded into the dough better. Then I made the dough. I used the one on Pete's site, which apparently is just the Tollhouse cookie recipe. My personal recipe is a bit different, so I thought I would just go with this since it was right in front of me... Plus my recipe makes like 100 cookies...
The dough was yummy. I always lick the beater and scrape the bowl after I'm done. Yummy yummy yummy.
The cookies were even better. 375 degrees F for 10 minutes. After they cooled, I ended up with deliciousness!!!