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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Bacon chocolate chip cookies are perfectly soft and chewy cookies loaded with yummy chocolate chips, sweet toffee, and salty bacon. You'll love them.

Some days you just need a cookie. A damn good cookie.

A cookie that will salve the soul after your kid gets a sore throat and mandatory 14 quarantine two weeks into the school year.

Some days you have a boatload of bacon from a recent bacon cooking marathon and you decide I'mma make those damn good cookies. And add bacon.

This recipe is dedicated to some days.

A stack of bacon chocolate chip cookies.
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Tips + tricks

No. 1 --> Cook your bacon the right way! I personally love to cook it on a baking sheet, you can check my bacon cooking process here. And if you've got a smoker and want to make your own bacon my step by step bacon making guide is amazing!

No. 2 --> This is a large batch cookie recipe. I like to make large batches and then freeze my dough for fresh-baked goodness later, you can see my directions below, or if you want to do a smaller batch, simply halve the ingredients.

No. 3 --> If you want crunchy bits of bacon that add some interesting texture to your cookies, cook it well done. If you prefer bacon that will give you a bit of chew to your cookie, cook it a bit chewy, but ensure the bacon fat is mostly rendered, or else you'll have run away cookies!

Bacon chocolate chip cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet with a cookie scooper.

Ingredients

This is just a quick overview of the ingredients required - check the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post for quantities.

Bacon cookies in a cookie jar.

How to make

  1. If your bacon isn't cooked already, cook your bacon. I prefer to cook mine in strips and then chop them up into 1/4" - 1/3" pieces once they've cooled.
  2. Preheat oven to 350f and prepare two baking sheets by covering with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  3. Melt butter until it's completely liquid.
  4. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine melted butter and brown sugar until completely combined. Then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the hot water, beat well.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, a bit at a time, beating until completely incorporated.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips, the toffee bits, and the bacon pieces.
  8. Scoop the cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets, I always use my cookie scooper for consistent sized cookies.
  9. Bake in the oven at 350f for 12-14 minutes. I find 13 to be the sweet spot.
  10. Remove from baking tray and cool on a wire rack.

Make ahead

This cookie recipe keeps wonderfully in the freezer. I love to make a batch of cookie dough and saving some for fresh baking later!

Here's how I do it:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then scoop all the dough into balls, keep the balls about 1/4" apart to avoid sticking in the freezer.
  2. Place the baking sheet into the freezer for an hour or so, until the balls are frozen.
  3. Once the cookie dough balls are frozen, transfer to a freezer ziplock bag until ready to use.

When ready to bake:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place desired amount of cookie dough balls on baking sheet.
  2. Set aside to thaw while preheating the oven to 350f.
  3. Once the oven has reached temperature, place the cookies in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown!
Cookie dough scoop full of dough.

How to store

I like to keep my cookies in an airtight cookie jar. I recommend against a glass one if you bake bomb-ass cookies and have no willpower. Ha! Wait, just me?

If you don't have a cookie jar, keep them in a zip top bag.

If you baked too many at once and don't want to waste them, you can freeze already baked cookies and just take them out as required/ desired. Most likely it will be desired. haha!

Bacon cookies in a glass cookie jar.

📖 Printable Recipe

A stack of bacon chocolate chip cookies.
Yield: ~72 cookies

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These deliciously soft bacon chocolate chip cookies combine all the things you love. Salty bacon, melty chocolate chips, and perfect little Skor bits.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup Skor toffee bits
  • 1 cup chopped cooked bacon (about 8 slices thick-cut bacon)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350f. Prepare a baking sheet or two by lining with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat melted butter and brown sugar until completely combined.
  3. Add in eggs one at a time and then the hot water, beating well after each addition.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients beating well to combine.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips, toffee bits, and bacon pieces until they are well distributed.
  7. Using a cookie scoop, or a teaspoon, scoop cookie dough and drop it onto the baking sheet, spacing a couple inches apart to account for spread.
  8. Bake at 350f for 12-14 minutes.
  9. Allow cookies to rest on the baking sheet for a minute or so after removing from the oven, before removing them and cooling on a wire cooling rack.
  10. Store in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

Notes

Make ahead:


If you want to freeze cookie dough, scoop it into balls on to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then place it in the freezer until balls are frozen enough to transfer to a ziplock bag for later use.

To bake them; remove balls from the freezer and place them on a baking sheet to thaw while the oven preheats. Bake at 350f for 12-14 minutes.

To freeze baked cookies:


Line cookies on a wire cooling rack and place in the freezer until cookies are frozen, then place frozen cookies into a freezer ziplock bag.

To serve: remove cookies from the freezer and thaw on a wire cooling rack for 30 minutes or until room temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

72

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

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