I figure nothing says holidays like cookies and cookie exchanges, so here is a recipe idea I got from a friend of mine. I was chatting with Jen the other day after she came back from a cookie swap. She mentioned picking up a Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie that she was saving for her husband. (Poor girl doesn’t actually like bacon herself. Moment of silence please.)
Over the years I have gotten used to the idea that bacon is awesome with pretty much anything. Bacon wrapped figs…amazing. Scallops wrapped in bacon with creamy polenta…amazing. Elvis’s peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich…we’ll take his word for it. All that being said, the idea of these cookies really appealed to me. I upped the ante and found a recipe for Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies at AllRecipes.com.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon maple extract
- 1/3 cup chopped cooked bacon
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- Beat together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add one egg; beat until blended into the butter mixture. Add the remaining egg, vanilla extract, and maple extract; beat until well blended and slightly fluffy.
- Stir in the flour mixture a little at a time, mixing just until combined. Stir in the bacon and chocolate chips. Scoop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake in the preheated oven until edges turn golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven, and cool on a wire rack.
- Eat and Enjoy!