Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

(12 servings)    Printable Version
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar - packed
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon hazelnut or maple extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups bacon bits (real bacon only - not bacos)
When Santa Claus comes to our house, we want him to feel like a man. So the chocolate chip cookies we leave have a substantial amount of crumbled bacon. He appreciates it. We get many, many presents. Trust me, It's Huuuuge. These cookies have a double dose of chocolate with both dark and white chocolate chips. The bacon makes them quite rich. Most everyone who tried them loved them. Truth be told, I prefer a regular chocolate chip cookie with a slice of crisp bacon on the side. But I'm very glad I tried this recipe. It's fun. (This recipe was submitted in 2007. It was tested and photographed in December 2015.)

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

How To Make Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Beat together the butter, sugars, flavoring and eggs until creamy. In another bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and stir together. Dough will be slightly soft. If you want a cakier cookie, add another half cup of flour. Add in chocolate chips and bacon bits. Stir until well integrated. Place dough on a sheet of waxed paper and refrigerate at least an hour. Remove dough from fridge, pinch off 1 1/2 inch pieces of dough and roll into balls. Set dough balls about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten dough balls slightly with your fingers in the center.

Bake cookies for 14 to 16 minutes, or until the dough starts to turn golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on a cooling rack.

Making Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cooking Notes From Recipe Submitter:

It takes about 2 pounds of bacon to make 2 cups of bacon bits. Be sure to pat the bacon to remove all the extra grease.

I also like to top them with a Maple Cinnamon Glaze:

- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon maple extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- enough water to make a thick glaze (I used about 3 tablespoons)

Mix all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. If lumpy, use a whisk.

Spread a small amount of the glaze on the top of each cookie.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cooking Notes From Mr Breakfast:

I didn't have hazelnut extract so I used maple extract instead for that ingredient.

This recipe made 2 dozen 3-inch cookies.

The cooking time for the cookies pictured here was exactly 15 minutes.

For my bacon, I used a package of Hormel Premium Real Crumbled Bacon. It works great in baked goods because it's less greasy than freshly fried bacon.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best flavors of breakfast together in a cookie: chocolate with generous bits of bacon and an optional maple glaze.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank HollyMartel for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 7 votes.

From Shotzie
Rating (out of 5):  

We added a second egg and that made them crispy outside and the inside area was nice and cakey. We really loved them (especially when they were still hot).

Comment submitted: 12/11/2016 (#20145)

From ana88
Rating (out of 5):  

I did everything but the Hazelnut extract. I added a pinch of cinnamon instead. Also used all dark chocolate chips. They came out really well. I'd make it again.

Comment submitted: 10/24/2013 (#16967)

From fusco
Rating (out of 5):  

I took these into work and amazed everybody. Greatest cookie known to man (quote from a co-worker). Thanks to the people the posted about how much bacon to cook - a pound was enough. Two would have been too much.

Comment submitted: 11/10/2011 (#13140)

From Chunky Beast
Rating (out of 5):  

Best cookies ever. I was calculating my BMI the other day to find out I was overweight. I was looking for a recipe to help me lose weight, and this is what came up. I used 6 pounds of bacon instead of 2. Best ever. Thanks for the recipe!

Comment submitted: 3/9/2011 (#12270)

From blaster
Rating (out of 5):  

This cookie is beast man!!! :D

Comment submitted: 12/25/2009 (#9289)

From ChemPhD
Rating (out of 5):  

It's quite excellent.

And TheCarboHag, you will need to refrigerate the dough PRIOR to baking, not after baking. Though my friend found the cookies better after you freeze them...

Comment submitted: 12/17/2008 (#7146)

From TheCarboHag

I think it sounds dangerously yummy. Sorry if I missed this info, but DO THEY NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED after baking? I was thinking of sending some to a friend...

Comment submitted: 12/11/2008 (#7083)

From TJsLove
Rating (out of 5):  

Yes - I have, it is actually very good and decadent. I needed a full pound of bacon to get almost 1 cup of bacon bits (did half the batch with bacon), but I took off most of the fat. What the bacon adds besides flavor and saltiness is a unique moistness - the cookies stay moist for days. I only did some with the glaze - the glaze pulls the flavors together nicely. I thought the tasted better after a day or so. Also the original recipe says hazlenut or ALMOND extract - I actually prefere the flavor of the almond extract and use it in other choc chip recipes now too.

Comment submitted: 9/3/2008 (#6384)

From julia

Has anyone tried this yet? I want to try it, but not until someone else does first.

Comment submitted: 7/20/2008 (#5927)

From scotty13

That sounds so bloody nasty!

Comment submitted: 12/12/2007 (#4167)

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