I know what your thinking. "Has she gone completely insane??" Well, it's highly
likely possible. But I gotta tell you, these cookies are fantastic! Chocolate and bacon is a very under-appreciated combination. If your man likes bacon you've got to have him try these! Valentine's day gift, perhaps?
3/4 c. (1 & 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1/4 c. bacon fat
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla
2 & 1/4 c. flour
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. milk chocolate chips
8-10 oz. bacon (or more, if you like)
First you have to cook your bacon until it's crispy. (I cooked a 12 oz. package for breakfast this morning and stored the rest in a bag in the fridge.)
SAVE YOUR BACON GREASE!!! Pour it into a glass container and allow to cool completely until it solidifies.
Now it's time to start on the dough. Heat oven to 375 F. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, bacon fat, and sugars. Cream until fluffy.
Add eggs and baking soda. Mix well.
Mix in vanilla.
Mix until flour is mostly incorporated.
Crumble your bacon. I did about 1/2 c. but like I said in the ingredient list, you can do as much as your little heart desires. (Haha, not your ACTUAL heart, cuz ... well, let's just say this isn't the most heart healthy recipe out there.)
Stir in bacon and chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded scoops onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 375 F for about 8 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the sheet.
Then it's time to devour!
Sweet, salty, smokey, and divine. Gotta love crazy concoctions now and then. Enjoy!