Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins
After reading about 'Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies', I thought that it sounded good and worth a try. Found a few recipes, but then I 'tweaked' a basic cookie dough recipe, as I was out of chocolate chips. I substituted butterscotch chips and they turned out to be very good. As for the bacon, I just used a low-sodium which I had on hand. If using regular bacon, you might want to omit the salt in the recipe.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter (room temp)
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 3⁄4 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1⁄3 cup chopped cooked bacon
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a cookie sheet with Silpat (or other silicone mat), parchment paper will also work.
- Whisk together flour, baking soda and baking powder & salt, set aside.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, brown & white sugar till smooth. Add 1 egg, beat till blended, then add the last egg, and vanilla extract.
- Slowly add the flour mixture, a little at a time, till it's mixed well. Stir in bacon and butterscotch chips.
- Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheets.
- Bake in oven for about 10 - 12 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes on the sheet then move to a wire rack.
I did half a cup of butter and half a cup of bacon fat because I wanted the flavor of bacon but not the chewy pieces in the cookie. I added some white chocolate chips because I had some leftovers. I placed four tiny slices of bacon on top of the cookie to represent the bacon. Turned out crispy on the outside and soft and tasty on the inside! Love butterscotch!
Made these for my other half to share at one of his meetings, but then I HAD to make another batch just for us here at home ~ These have a great taste, what with the bacon bits that I used & the butterscotch chips! A real winner! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in New Kids on the Block tag]