Recipe courtesy of Lee Anne Wong
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Total:
2 hr 25 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
2 hr 25 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces bacon, cut into 1/4-inch dice*
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup reserved bacon fat, chilled
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon liquor
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate 65-percent or higher cocoa content, chopped into small pieces**

Directions

In a large saute pan, cook out the diced bacon until the bacon pieces are golden and crisp. Remove the bacon pieces from the fat and drain on a paper towel. Strain the fat through a fine sieve and measure out a 1/2 cup bacon fat and chill the bacon fat until it congeals and is set.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 

Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl. Beat the butter, chilled bacon fat, granulated sugar, light sugar, dark brown sugar, bourbon, and vanilla, in a large mixer bowl, until it is well combined. 

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the cooked bacon pieces and chopped chocolate bits. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto parchment-lined baking sheets at least 3-inches apart. 

Bake in the oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Keep in a dry, airtight container for up to 5 days.

Cook's Note

A fattier sliced bacon is preferred, as lean bacon and turkey bacon will not work for this recipe. Use a dark chocolate with 65-percent cocoa or higher. Anything from a 65 to 85-percent chocolate will work well.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Damaris Lewis

My Big, Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Mini Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies with Flaky Sea Salt

Recipe courtesy of Claudia Sidoti

Milk Chocolate Chip Maple Syrup Glazed Bacon Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Nadia G

Chocolate Chip Walnut Scones

Recipe courtesy of Peggy Guiliano

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Recipe courtesy of Dan Pashman|Laurie March

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Junk Food Flip

7:30am | 6:30c

Junk Food Flip

8:30am | 7:30c

Emeril's Florida

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

11am | 10c

Unwrapped 2.0

11:30am | 10:30c

Unwrapped

12pm | 11c

Unwrapped

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unwrapped

1pm | 12c

Unwrapped

1:30pm | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2pm | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

3pm | 2c

Cheap Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cheap Eats

4pm | 3c

Cheap Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Cheap Eats

5pm | 4c

Cheap Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Cheap Eats

6pm | 5c

Cheap Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Farmers' Market Flip

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Farmers' Market Flip

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here