Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maple Glaze

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maple GlazeIf you have come this far, chances are you may be as intrigued by this combo as I am. I mean bacon in baked goods is hardly a new concept, but I’d just never gotten around to trying it. (That’s not to say that I haven’t dragged a strip of bacon through some extra maple syrup and loved the salty-smoky-sweet combo.) So, when I saw a version of these cookies on my friend Kristin’s blog awhile back, I knew they’d be my first try at this unique combination.

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To make these, I started with my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I folded in some crispy bacon bits into the batter, baked them as usual. Once cool, I drizzled a maple syrup glaze over the tops and sprinkled on some more crispy bacon. These really were everything I had imagined. The soft, chewy texture of the chocolate chip cookies was just as great, but this time every bite was studded with just a bit of bacon perfection.

Now, my attitude of bacon is usually this- I love it, but I try not to have it too often. I’m not one to deprive myself of things, but bacon is one of those things I always feel a bit guilty eating more than every so often.  Anyway-these cookies are just the thing for those moments when you want to really push yourself over the edge. Yes they’re rich, yes they’re decadent, but until you’ve tried the chewy chocolate chip/crispy bacon/maple combo, you really won’t know what you’re missing. I think these would be such a fun and unique addition to any BBQ/Cookout menu don’t you?

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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maple Glaze

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 12 tbsp. unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 lb package of bacon strips- cooked until very crispy and cut into small bits.
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Adjust oven racks to upper and lower-middle positions. Preheat oven 325°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl; set aside. With electric mixer, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly combined. Beat in egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined. Add dry ingredients and beat at low-speed just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and 1 cup of the bacon bits.
  3. Roll a scant half-cup of dough into a ball. Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull apart into two equal halves. Rotate halves 90 degrees and, with jagged surfaces facing up, place formed dough onto cookie sheet, leaving ample room between each ball.
  4. Bake, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking, until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and puffy (approximately 11-14 minutes). Do not overbake.
  5. Cool cookies on sheets until able to lift without breaking. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

To make glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup to the powdered sugar and stir. Add more maple syrup as needed until the glaze is a good, thick drizzling consistency.
  2. Drizzle glaze on cookies and sprinkle with remaining bacon bits.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe adapted from Baking Illustrated

Cookie Inspiration from The Dinky Kitchen

20 Comments

  1. OMG. OH EM GEE!

    I have fallen in love.

    I am regretting making those chocolate chip cookies I made yesterday, because I really want these instead.

  2. Kristin Mulligan says:

    Woohoo!!!! Glad you made these! Mikey and I are planning to make a huge batch for the 4th of July weekend (our tradition). We like to lovingly call them “the meat cookies”. Mmmm, doesn’t THAT sound appetizing?

  3. This chocolate chip cookie recipe from CI is my go-to recipe for any cookie. It looks like it was perfect for these too. Love this Audra!

  4. Love it! I co-worker brought a maple bacon ice cream to work once…I see bacon ice cream sandwiches in the future

  5. I love the combination of bacon and maple syrup for breakfast, so why not as part of a cookie? What a wonderful concept and I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and always excited to see what you’ll create next…

  6. Audra, I am LOVING all of the bacon dessert recipes I see all over the blogworld. But your maple glaze looks over-the-top delicious! Maple + bacon is such a fantastic combination. Your bacon dessert recipe truly stands out!

  7. Oh yum! Love bacon/maple and who doesn’t love a great chocolate chip cookie! Hmm…I’m thinking two of these cookies with some vanilla ice cream “sandwiched” in between would be divine :)

  8. I am OBSESSED with bacon + chocolate/peanut butter/syrup/anything sweet, but I have yet to bake anything with it myself. These look amazingly delicious!

  9. I love these! I’ve folded bacon into cookie dough before, but never crumbled it on top…or involved a maple glaze. Genius!

  10. I should try this recipe, because my boyfriend is a bacon lover and I’m sure that he will love them! I think that today I will do them, because I have all the ingredients without bacon (I will buy it) and I will probably use this maple syrup http://www.canadathestore.com/products/pure-canadian-maple-syrup-500ml… a friend of mine bought it for me, because she loves its taste!

  11. Bacon and chocolate – there’s a great combination you don’t see everyday. It almost makes me wish that any company doing catering in bristol adds these cookies to their dessert menu.

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