Chocolate-Chocolate Chip + Bacon Cookies

It’s been long overdue.

It was only a matter of time before I succumbed to the whole trend/obsession/idea of putting bacon IN a baked good.

*ps* these really should be eaten in the first day or two… after a few days they taste a little funky… so eat’em up quick!!

Monday I was craving cookies. Tuesday I made it happen.  The only thing bad that came out of these gems? I think I just gained 83 pounds… From eating roughly about 8 6 in one breath.

I had some left over applewood slab bacon and I knew it was time to stick them in some cookie dough and bake it up. With fingers crossed, I went for it…

Let’s start this recipe off right by cooking up six slices of bacon and when they’re fully cooked and crispy, let them drain on a few sheets of paper towel. FYI: I chose applewood bacon for two reasons… A: I already had it on hand. B: I thought the smoky-ness would be PHENOMINAL with the chocolate… and it is.

Move on to the dry ingredients by measuring the flour and cocoa powder and throwing those into a bowl.

Add the baking soda, kosher salt and give it a whisk so everything is soft and there isn’t a single lump in sight.

Throw two sticks of room temperature butter into the bowl of your mixer.

Measure one and a half cups of sugar… just make sure there isn’t any sugar-boulders that will fall out and create an even huger mess on your already extremely messy work-space.

Add the sugar in with the butter…

Mix on low speed until the sugar/butter mixture is light and fluffy.

Add the two teaspoons vanilla, two whole eggs {mix after each egg added} until well incorporated.

Spoon in the dry ingredients while the mixer is on low speed.

Until everything is looking chocolaty. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.

With the mixer off; add in the cup of milk chocolate chips.

Grab that bacon…

Chop and add the bacon into the bowl. I kept my pieces on the large size… I wanted the bacon to be prominent… but you can chop them whatever size you wish.

This one escaped the bowl… so I used it as a chip. Success!

This part you can do however you like as well. I rolled large tablespoons of cookie dough into balls… it’s not necessary, because on the second batch I didn’t roll them and they looked more, ahhh well… rustic… yeah.

I also pressed them down a tad, not sure why or what I was going for in the end… but again, not necessary. I popped these into a preheated 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. You might want to check them at 10… because your oven temp may be different than mine.

This was the batch that came out looking “rustic”… still pretty tasty… just not too pretty looking.

Pat wasn’t sure what to think about bacon and chocolate cookies. But after the saltiness mixed with the sweet chocolaty-ness… I had him… hook, line and sinker. The girls loved them too… even asked if they could have them in their lunch box tomorrow for school. How totally cool is that?

As for me? I have a batch hiding in my bedside drawer :). Enjoy these friends! And remember; EVERYTHING is better with bacon. Amen.

*Be aware because of the bacon, these cookies get a little funk-de-fied after a few days… so either scarf them down in a day  or two  orrrr give them to a friend!


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Chocolate-Chocolate Chip + Bacon Cookies

One of my newest and most favorite flavor combinations. Salty bacon meets chocolaty sweetness!

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes per batch

Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients:

6 slices Applewood Slab Bacon

2 cups All Purpose Flour

2/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 cup Unsalted Butter, at room temperature

1-1/2 cups Sugar

2 whole Eggs

1-3/4 teaspoons Real Vanilla Extract

1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips {I like Ghirardelli}

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.

In a large cast iron skillet or pan; cook bacon until deep golden and crispy. Let cool and drain on paper towel then chop in large pieces.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and kosher salt. Set aside.

On low speed cream together the butter and sugar.

Add in the vanilla and two eggs to the butter/sugar mixture and beat after each addition.

Gradually add in the dry ingredients while the mixer is on low speed.

With the mixer off; add in the milk chocolate chips and chopped bacon.

Form rounded tablespoons in to balls and press down slightly with your fingertips.

Slide cookie sheet into the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.

After the cookies have baked, remove and let cool for 4-5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining dough.

Enjoy!

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36 Responses to “Chocolate-Chocolate Chip + Bacon Cookies”

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    Blog is the New Black — June 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    What a briliant idea, my friend!

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    Dara — June 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I am IN LOVE with these! Bacon in a cookie is inspired! Well done. I need to make these ASAP.

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    RavieNomNoms — June 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    WHOA! Those are big chunks of bacon in those cookies. How wonderful!

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    Kathryn — June 6, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I keep meaning to throw bacon in some cookies – that salty/sweet combo sounds amazing and I think I would inhale these cookies!

    • simplyscratch replied: — June 7th, 2012 @ 3:04 am

      Do it! You won’t regret it!!

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    Cassie — June 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    The calories in these are 100% worth it. I’m positive of it already!

    • simplyscratch replied: — June 7th, 2012 @ 3:08 am

      Exxxxxxactly!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — June 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    oh dear Lord. i need these!

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    Steph@PlainChicken.com — June 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    WOW – these are over the top. I love it!

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    DB-The Foodie Stuntman — June 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Yep. This is the newest craze. Ever seen bacon dipped in chocolate?

    • simplyscratch replied: — June 7th, 2012 @ 3:06 am

      Yes! That’s exactly where the inspiration came for these! Bacon + chocolate = genius! :)

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — June 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Sure, I’ll take bacon with my chocolate! Love chocolate, love bacon, let’s marry them and bake em together and eat them with a big ol cup of coffee…or a beer….I think these cookies are beer worthy :)

    • simplyscratch replied: — June 7th, 2012 @ 3:08 am

      Well said Julia… well said! Come on over and I’ll split the batch I have in “hiding” :)

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    susan of food blogga — June 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Yay! I’m so glad you finally succumbed! I adore bacon desserts from bacon cookies to ice cream. Your cookies are crave-inducing.

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    Kari (Craftinomicon) — June 6, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Yum! These are definitely going to happen soon…

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 7, 2012 at 1:04 am

    oh holy crap. this has got to be one of the best combinations ever.

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    Spencer — June 7, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Chocolate and bacon are two of my favourite things so to combine them like that in one cookie is Heaven for me!

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    Sarah | The Cyclist's Wife — June 7, 2012 at 5:17 am

    I wish I could reach into my screen and eat these right now. For realz.

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    Ashley — June 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I made these yesterday for my husband. He is a bacon fanatic. They were AMAZING. Even my 10 year old LOVED them. I have been singing your praises to anyone that will listen.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — June 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Dang! Now that is a cookie!

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — June 8, 2012 at 3:54 am

    I haven’t been convinced yet to put bacon in my baking…but the double chocolate combo, and how much I love your dark chocolate merlot cookies has me verrrry tempted! You know your cookies, and if you say they’re that good… :)

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    Amber Kaye — June 8, 2012 at 3:58 am

    These are currently baking away in my oven. Can’t wait to taste them! The batter was heavenly!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Good lord these sound amazing!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    So glad you jumped on the bacon-baked-good bandwagon! These look absolutely phenomal, and I love that you have a stash next to your bed.

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    Sally @ Sallys Baking Addiction — June 11, 2012 at 12:33 am

    oh my goodness gracious. I think I’ve just died and gone to heaven Laurie! Bacon + chocolate…. I can feel my pants getting tighter. But I can just buy new pants after baking these! They look incredible. Simply incredible!

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    Diana — June 11, 2012 at 3:13 am

    OMG! Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies, I love bacon, I love chocolate, I love cookies, this is like heaven, I can’t wait to make them.

    I love how you make a recipe that is already delicious, super extra special! :D

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    Kelli — June 11, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Tried this recipe over the weekend …. so delicious, as always! They were a hit with everyone! Thanks!

    • simplyscratch replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

      So glad Kelli! Thanks for stopping by and giving a review! You rock!

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    Chanel — June 14, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I just made these…..i remember why i never make cookies—because they always turn out flat. ha! they don’t sell flavored bacon here in Finland, so I just used regular bacon. They were pretty good. I really liked the bacon-y bites. I think they needed more bacon (i think perhaps the bacon slices here aren’t as large as in U.S.). But you get 4 stars from me!

    • simplyscratch replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

      Hi Chanel! I’m so glad you tried these! Bacon and chocolate are pretty darn tasty together! About your flat cookies… it could be a simple fix. Try replacing your baking soda and see if that helps… if it’s expired then it would simply stop working and giving you flat cookies. Hope this helps!!

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    kita — June 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    First, sorry for not being by in a while! I just checked my reader three times to discover you weren’t in there – though I swear I have added you before!!! (Added again!)
    Second, mmmmm bacon. Mmmmm cookies. Heaven.
    Third. Love the new look!

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    Bianca — August 25, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I tried making these just now for a party I’m going to where the host loves bacon and requested we all bring something with bacon to share. I’m not sure if I did it wrong, but the dough is sticky and I couldn’t form it into balls. I baked them for about 15 minutes at 350 and they are still super gooey.

    • simplyscratch replied: — August 25th, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

      Hmmmmm I’m not sure what could’ve went wrong. Others have made them without problems… Possibly mis-measured flour? I’m sorry that happened :( wish I knew the answer!

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    nicole — December 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Same thing happened to me Bianca…gooey dough. I am making them for a cookie exchange so hopefully the second batch turns out better ;) I know that I measured out everything exactly how it was supposed to the first time so we shall see!

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    nicole — December 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Ok…so I have come to the conclusion that the reason I had gooey dough (and not pliable) was because I live in Florida and the humidity is kicking. Also, i used an electric hand mixer which I think mixed it too much as opposed to the larger counter top mixers. Although I could not form the dough into balls, I used a cookie dropper and baked them at the suggested temp and time. They turned out great! Thanks!

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