Sunday, December 18, 2011

chocolate chip bacon cookies



Are you ready to try the newest culinary hit of sweet and savory?  This is a great sweet and savory cookie recipe using brown sugar, mini chocolate chips, and bacon.


These cookies are out of the ordinary and make great little gifts.


Bacon adds the right amount of saltiness that makes a great combination with the chocolate.


These cookies grow significantly in size when cooking, so don't shape the balls too big.  Be sure to gently flatten with the back of a wooden spoon.

I went shopping at the Malibu Country Mart and one of the stores I stopped in was The Malibu Colony Company. This lovely and sophisticated shop offers an exclusive selection of fanciful and elegant gifts, jewelry and lifestyle items. They also offer a fashionable collection of home accessories, fine linens for the table and bed and furniture, all of which is presented in our wonderfully unique and charming setting in beautiful Malibu.

Out of all the beautiful items, I chose to purchase a cookbook, Off The Menu. The cookbook contains staff meals from America’s top restaurants. In this cookbook, I found a recipe for brown sugar bacon cookies. I thought hmmm…. sweet and savory, I like it!  It’s about time I jump onto the sweet and savory bandwagon. I do have to admit, the taste of sweet and salty does take time to get use to, but it’s worth the try. 

I adapted the recipe by adding chocolate chips and bacon topping.

chocolate chip bacon cookies
Adapted by Off The Menu

Ingredients:

3 cups all purpose flour
1-teaspoon baking soda
1-teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened at room temperature
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated white sugar
2 eggs
1 pound bacon, finely chopped (1/2 cup will be used in the cookies, the remainder will be used as topping)
½ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 
  • In a large mixer with paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping sides as necessary. 
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated. 
  • Add the flour mixture a little at a time until incorporated. 
  • Fold in ½ cup of bacon and mini chocolate chips. 
  • Using a tablespoon, shape dough into balls and place 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  • Flatten each cookie slightly with the back of a wooden spoon. 
  • Bake for 14 to 18 minutes until golden brown; half way through cooking, add bacon bits on top of each cookie and push in as needed.

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