Sometimes combining sweet and salty just has to be done. This time the salty comes in the form of bacon. These cookies are for the true bacon lovers out there. The smokiness of the bacon, combined with the brown sugar and the chocolate chips and the maple flavor, OH MY!
Now, if you’re a planner, make sure you read the note in the recipe to bake your bacon ahead of time. I like baking mine with brown sugar, just to add an extra step of sweetness, but you don’t have to do that (you could also use maple bacon).
I can’t tell you how much I love the maple bacon combination. I know my friend Jocelyn thinks it’s crazy (dang, I shouldn’t have eaten them all and I could have sent her some samples)!! Look what else you can make:
NOTE: Before starting, cook bacon. Lay 4 thick slices of bacon on a small baking sheet lined with foil. Top with 1/3 cup brown sugar. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on piece of foil. Cut into small pieces when cooled and set aside for cookies.
In mixer, beat butter with brown sugar for 4 minutes. Add salt, eggs and maple extract. Slowly add in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Fold in bacon and chocolate chips.
Scoop by large tablespoons onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow to sit on pan 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!
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