Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Again sweet and savory dominates the land! I have to admit several years ago I would have scoffed at the idea of this combination and I can already hear some of you doing the same. However, as the saying goes, “don’t knock it until you’ve tried it”, it certainly holds true in this case.
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe courtesy of:   nytimes.com 

The Basic Dough

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch salt

1/4 cup milk, plus more if needed.

1. Heat the oven to 375. Use an electric mixer to cream together the butter and sugar; add the vanilla and egg and beat until well blended.

2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add half the dry ingredients to the dough, beat for a moment, then add the milk. Beat for about 10 seconds, then add the remaining dry ingredients and a little more milk, if necessary, to make a soft dough.

3. Bake using one of the four variations: Frosted CookiesThumbprintsSandwich Cookiesand Cookie Bars.

Yield: 2 to 3 dozen.

Recommendations:
This recipe was adapted from a basic cookie recipe. This is something I tried, but should not deter you from attempting with a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. Oh, and in case you were wondering this is one of those things in life where if you go a little overboard on the bacon, no one will mind! Truth be told, for me, I recommend you go overboard. I thought 4 slices of bacon would be enough but I found myself wanting more. Also, the bigger the chunks of bacon the better, you really want to get that saltiness in there. Once you have a good bacon chocolate chip cookie you might never go back to regular mundane cookies! Bring on cod fish cherry cobbler and let the swooning begin!
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This entry was published on September 28, 2012 at 12:55 am. It’s filed under Desserts and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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