Ugh, its been yet another day of freezing temps and icy roads. SO. SICK. OF. THIS.
Because of the wintery weather, I decided to really treat myself this Try It Tuesday. I thought of what three things I love to divulge in. It wasn’t that difficult to come up with the list: chocolate, cookies, and bacon. Enter: chocolate chip bacon cookies!
The recipe is pretty much like any other chocolate chip recipe, with the added magic of chopped bacon!
Here’s what you need:
For the candied bacon:
~8 slices center cut thick bacon
~1/2 cup brown sugar
For the cookies:
~1 cup flour
~1/2 teaspoon baking soda
~1/2 cup shortening
~1/2 cup white sugar
~1/4 cup brown sugar
~1 tsp vanilla extract
~1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
~3/4 tsp salt
First, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees. I used microwave bacon, so the instructions for my cookies will be different than the original recipe in the link above. I placed the microwave bacon on a paper towel and sprinkled brown sugar on top.
Then I microwaved the bacon for about 20 seconds.
After that, I let them set and mixed up the ingredients for the chocolate chip cookies.
I creamed the shortening, white sugar, and brown sugar with the vanilla and egg.
Then I added flour, salt, soda, and chocolate chips until combined.
I chopped up the bacon and then rolled the cookie dough into balls with the bacon.
I popped them in the oven for about 11 minutes and let the sweet aroma of bacon and chocolate permeate the kitchen.
And finally, I had these:
OH YEAH. They were good! I really liked them! My mom said, “Hmm… they’re different.” She ate two, so I’m thinking that means they’re good different, ha!