Double Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies are a delicious sweet and savory treat. Chocolate cookie studded with chocolate chips and crispy smoky bacon.
Monday I was craving cookies.
Tuesday I made it happen. It was only a matter of time before I succumbed to the whole trend/obsession/idea of putting bacon IN a baked good. The only thing bad that came out of these gems? I think I just gained 83 pounds… From eating roughly about
eight six in one breath.
To Make These Double Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies You Will Need:
- thick cut applewood bacon
- unbleached all-purpose flour
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- baking soda
- kosher salt
- unsalted butter
- granulated sugar
- pure vanilla extract
- milk chocolate chips (I like Ghirardelli)
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 first cooking up 6 slices of thick cut applewood bacon. 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 PHENOMENAL with the chocolate… and it is.
Into a mixing bowl, measure and add 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour and 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder.
Next add the 3/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and give it a whisk so everything is soft and there isn’t a single lump in sight.
Then throw 2 sticks of room temperature butter into the bowl of your mixer.
Next, measure 1-1/2 cups of sugar… just make sure there isn’t any sugar-boulders that will fall out and create an even larger mess on your already extremely messy work-space.
Now go on and add the sugar in with the butter…
Then mix on low speed until the sugar/butter mixture is light and fluffy.
Next it’s time to add the 2 teaspoons vanilla, 2 whole eggs (add one at a time, mixing after each) until well incorporated.
Then spoon in the dry ingredients while the mixer is on low speed.
Once everything is looking chocolaty, scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
Then with the mixer off; add in 1 cup of milk chocolate chips.
Now it’s time to go back to that bacon.
Lastly, chop and add the bacon into the bowl. I kept my pieces on the large size because I wanted the bacon to be prominent. But you can chop the bacon whatever size you wish.
Oh look, this one escaped the bowl. I guess I’ll just have to use it as a chip and taste test the cookie batter. Success!
This part you can do however you like as well. Place a heaping tablespoons of Double Chocolate Chip Bacon cookie dough onto a silicone mat or parchment lined sheet pan. Either roll the dough into balls, or dont. Then just pop these into a preheated 350° 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.
Now, Pat wasn’t sure what to think about bacon being in his chocolate cookies. But after the saltiness mixed with the sweet chocolaty-ness, I had him. Hook, line and sinker. The girls loved them too, they 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.
Enjoy! And if you give this Double Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
Double Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies
- 6 slices applewood bacon
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1½ granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1¾ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips, I like Ghirardelli
- Preheat your oven to 350° 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.
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What a briliant idea, my friend!
I am IN LOVE with these! Bacon in a cookie is inspired! Well done. I need to make these ASAP.
WHOA! Those are big chunks of bacon in those cookies. How wonderful!
I keep meaning to throw bacon in some cookies – that salty/sweet combo sounds amazing and I think I would inhale these cookies!
Do it! You won’t regret it!!
The calories in these are 100% worth it. I’m positive of it already!
oh dear Lord. i need these!
WOW – these are over the top. I love it!
Yep. This is the newest craze. Ever seen bacon dipped in chocolate?
Yes! That’s exactly where the inspiration came for these! Bacon + chocolate = genius! 🙂
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 🙂
Well said Julia… well said! Come on over and I’ll split the batch I have in “hiding” 🙂
Yay! I’m so glad you finally succumbed! I adore bacon desserts from bacon cookies to ice cream. Your cookies are crave-inducing.
Yum! These are definitely going to happen soon…
oh holy crap. this has got to be one of the best combinations ever.
Chocolate and bacon are two of my favourite things so to combine them like that in one cookie is Heaven for me!
I wish I could reach into my screen and eat these right now. For realz.
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.
Dang! Now that is a cookie!
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… 🙂
These are currently baking away in my oven. Can’t wait to taste them! The batter was heavenly!
Good lord these sound amazing!
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.
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!
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! 😀
Tried this recipe over the weekend …. so delicious, as always! They were a hit with everyone! Thanks!
So glad Kelli! Thanks for stopping by and giving a review! You rock!
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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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Even after cooking the bacon crisp…it was still soggy in the cookie. Any suggestions?