Sunday, June 22, 2008

Bacon Cookies~

Last month, I had a conversation with A. about bacon cookies. My first thought was that most people would fry the bacon to a crisp and then add it to a crispy cookie recipe. But I think that most people were putting bacon on top of the cookie like here. But I went for the subtle addition of bacon to the cookies. I did not want to overpower the cookie with bacon, but I wanted it to be a noticable addition.

The result was a sweet/savory combination of flavors. I actually liked how the cookie turned out. I used a basic chocolate chip recipe and added a bit of crumbled fried bacon. If I were to make this recipe again, I'd bump up the amount of bacon I added to the recipe and cutting down the salt in the recipe.
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
1 & 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/8 t salt
1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c granulated sugar
3/8 c packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 c. crumbled fried bacon (cooled)

Preheat the oven to 375F. Combine and sift all the dry ingredients. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the vanilla extract and egg. Add the dry mix to the butter mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and bacon. Drop 1 t. scoops of dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Look at al the creative uses of bacon in desserts: bacon baklava, Bacon Ice Cream , and Bacon Chocolate.


KAY said...

bacon cookie...thats something new...would it be salty?

genkitummy said...

thanks for visiting my blog!

the cookie was a little bit salty. well, the bacon provided a crunch with a burst of salt. But the chocolate and the sugar in the dough muted the salt a little bit.

K & S said...

I think I may have to try this one...soon! :)

genkitummy said...

yeah, it's quite an interesting cookie. i'm trying to think of other unlikely ingredients to add to a cookie recipe.