Sunday, January 2, 2011
Cookie Recipe #365 - Bacon Chocolate Chip
Day one began with my favorite - Chocolate Chip Cookies - so it's only fitting that this blog end with a variation of Recipe #1. Today's cookie has the simple addition of bacon (I knew I could find a reason to have cookies for breakfast!) Simply reduce the salt by half and add a few cooked and crumbled slices of bacon. It's surprising how good they are.
Ingredients: 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/2 pound of bacon (or more, depending on individual taste), cooked and crumbled.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter; add both sugars and continue beating until thoroughly mixed. Add in eggs and vanilla, mxing well. Mix in salt, baking soda and flour until thoroughly incorporated. By hand, stir in chocolate chips and bacon.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for about 11 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned. Allow to cool on baking sheet for a minute or two before transferring to wire racks.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.