Sunday, April 10, 2011

A very unique cookie...will keep them coming back for more

I mean let's face it, who doesnt like bacon and chocolate chips? But together in a cookie? Weird, right? Of course it is, but the flavour combination is fantastic! Give these cookies at least one try before you turn up your nose in disgust...I did, and now they are highly requested!!

Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour                                                        2 eggs
1 tsp each, baking powder and baking soda                         1 tsp each, vanilla and maple extract
1 cup margarine at room temp.                                            1/3 cup chopped cooked bacon(or more)
3/4 cup each, packed brown sugar and white sugar              1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees f (175 degrees C).  Line two baking pans with parchment paper (or silpats, aluminum foil, etc)  Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and set aside.

Beat together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until smoothe.  Add one egg; beat until blended into the butter mixture. Add the remaining egg, vanilla and maple extract, beat until well blended and sightly 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 until edges turn golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.

**Side note:  I found that if you want the bacon to be more evenly distributed, use kitchen shears and cut the bacon into tiny strips before frying it...it will cook more evenly and it will be more well distributed.

This recipe doubles well...if you double the recipe, use one package of bacon.

1 comment:

  1. When I read this a few days ago, it reminded me of one of my favorite combinations: peanut butter and bacon. It just so happened that I had a jar of peanut butter that had just enough in it to mix with some bacon, so I went to Nick's and ordered some bacon, stirred it up with the peanut butter, and ate it with gusto!!!

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