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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jun 11, 2014 04:03PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds

When I told my male counterpart that I stuffed chocolate chip cookies with bacon, he looked at me as if I'd sprouted a second head. But really, it's a small bit of genius to combine sweets with savory in unexpected ways. The bacon lends a nice smokiness to the cookie and gives it a healthy dose of salt to offset the standard sweetness.

Ingredients

2 ¼ cups flour
½ tsp. baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 ½ cups chocolate chips
½ lb. bacon, cooked, crisped and crumbled

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In the bowl of a mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, salt and eggs and beat until well mixed. Add in flour mixture and mix slowly until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and bacon. Chill mixture for 30 minutes. Scoop tablespoon sized balls od dough onto the baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake until golden on the edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on a baking sheet.

Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies

--Kim Cooper--
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