Monday, December 26, 2011
BACON CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Nothing says Merry Christmas better than bacon chocolate chip cookies,”At least in my meat world.” We have some beautiful Nueske bacon to enhance these Toll House Morsels. The bacon is candied in the oven with brown sugar and then chopped and added to our cookie batter. It does not get any simpler.
Candied Bacon (Meat Candy)
Preheat the oven to 350. Lay bacon on aluminum foil and sprinkle brown sugar evenly over rashers. Cook for 15 minutes and flip slices over. Drag the slices through sugar and bacon fat that has accumulated in bottom of pan. Cook for another 15 minutes and cool on wire rack. They should be a beautiful mahogany brown. Chop into small pieces. Try to save some for the cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 ¼ cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup of butter, softened
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Mix the butter with the sugars and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time mixing thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients. Last, add your chocolate chips and candied bacon.
Cook in 375 degree oven for aprox 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, doesn’t it just cry out Merry Christmas. After eating these delicious cookies Santa may not fit down the chimney. The candied bacon is a subtle flavor that adds a sweet and salty component that will be oh so addicting. Merry Christmas and have a bacon chocolate chip cookie New Year.