Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
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- Ready In:
- 1hr 40mins
- 3⁄4 cup butter (It has been suggested that using 1 full cup of butter works best due to cookie dough dryness)
- 2⁄3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon hazelnut extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg (It has been suggested that using 2 eggs works best due to cookie dough dryness)
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups bacon bits (if preferred, you can separate the dough into two parts and only make half of the dough into bacon c)
Maple cinnamon glaze
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon maple extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- An important note- Be sure to use real bacon bits, not Bacos *See large print at the bottom of this post*.
- Also, you can make your own bacon bits, just make sure you pat down the bacon chunks with paper towels to remove as much extra bacon grease as possible.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- Beat together the butter, sugars, flavouring and eggs until creamy.
- In another bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
- Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and stir together.
- Dough will be slightly soft. If you want a cakier cookie, add another half cup of flour.
- Add in chocolate chips and bacon bits. Stir until well integrated.
- Place dough on a sheet of waxed paper and refrigerate at least an hour.
- Remove dough from fridge, pinch off 1 1/2 inch pieces of dough and roll into balls.
- Set dough balls about 2 inches apart on.
- an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten dough balls slightly with your fingers in the center.
- Bake cookies for about 10 minutes, or until the dough starts to turn golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on a cooling rack while you make the glaze.
- Maple cinnamon glaze Reipe.
- 2 cups powdered sugar.
- 1 tablespoon maple extract.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (It has been suggested that 1 teaspoon may be a bit much, so go ahead and add to taste).
- Enough water to make a thick glaze.
- Mix all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. If lumpy, use a whisk.
- Spread a small amount of the glaze on the top of each cookie and top with a small piece of crisp cooked bacon.
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I wasn't sure about these with all the different flavors, but it worked pretty well. I followed the suggestions for the extra butter and egg to keep them from being too dry. I also forgot the cinnamon in the glaze. A couple things I'd do differently if I made these again: 1. Try and get the bacon crispy. I used the bagged bacon pieces (real bacon) for salad. The flavor is pretty good but we didn't like how soft/chewy they are and wished they were crispy. 2. Use real maple syrup rather than maple extract in the glaze. It tasted artificial to us.
I'm a real bacon addict, so I was excited to find this bacon-chocolate chip cookie recipe. The cookies came out nice and moist, and the maple glaze was yummy, but the flavor of the bacon with the cookies wasn't as good as I expected. Even though I had blotted the bacon to get out all the extra fat, the cookies still had an oily taste, and after tasting them I guess having bacon mixed with chocolate in cookies isn't my favorite. However, the kids loved them, so I'm giving the recipe 4 stars. Glad I tried them, though.
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I am 29 and a stay at home mom to 3 kids, 2 little girls with a sweet little boy sandwiched in between. I love to decorate cakes and make other sweets. I also love cooking healthy fresh whole food dishes, I have to balance out the sweets somehow. On Saturday evenings we entertain friends and try new recipes out and have a big meal together and enjoy the joy that comes around when good food and good company combine! I watch a little boy during the week and my husband works with his father in the family HVAC business. We love to tackle home projects and my husband usually gets the pay off with a really yummy meal. I write and do a little bit of artwork but most of it is translated into cakes now. We love to spend time outside and manage to have a small garden in the backyard that we can eat out of during the summer. I think it would be awesome to have some chickens for eggs and as pets but the neighborhood doesn't allow it so we will have to wait till we move back into the woods again.