Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yield: Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Dessert

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. bacon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Lay bacon slices on the baking sheet and cook for 25-30 minutes. Once it starts to brown, remove from oven, drain excess fat, and flip. When it starts to crisp, pour maple syrup over the bacon and bake for another 5-8 minutes until nice and crisp, but not burnt! Remove the bacon; allow to drain and cool on paper towels. Once cool, cut into small chunks. (Leave the oven on 350 degrees.)
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Add vanilla. Dilute the baking soda in 1 tsp. of water. Add to the wet mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together flour and salt. Add to the wet ingredients, ½ cup at a time, blending after each addition.
  5. Fold in chocolate chunks and bacon.
  6. Drop by tablespoons onto baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden, rotating the baking sheet halfway through the cooking time.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to cooling racks.

Notes

Equipment needed: measuring cups and spoons, rimmed baking sheet, foil, tongs, paper towels, knife, mixing bowls – 2, electric mixer, whisk, rubber spatula or wooden spoon, baking sheets.

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