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bacon chocolate chip cookies

Chipotle Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Combining the sensations of smokey, salty, sweet and spicy, this recipe takes chocolate chip cookies to a whole new level. 
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine dessert
Dish Type cookies
Cooking Style Baking
Seasonal Father's Day, Holiday season
Ingredient Bacon, chocolate chips
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 24 cookies
Author Tina Casaceli

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cherry wood smoked bacon*
  • 1 2/3 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 oz extra bitter chocolate chunks or dark, 1 bag
  • *If cherry wood smoked bacon is unavailable substitute with another hardwood smoked bacon., !

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lay bacon on a foil or parchment-lined baking sheet and place in oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked and crisp. Remove from pan cool before chopping into bacon bit-sized chunks. Set aside.
  • Measure out 1 2/3 cup oats then process in food processor until finely ground.
  • Combine ground oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and chipotle powder. Set aside.
  • Beat butter on medium until creamy (2-3 minutes).
  • Gradually add granulated and brown sugars, beat well.
  • Add egg, egg white and vanilla, beating until well blended
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mixture.
  • Fold in chocolate and bacon.
  • Transfer dough to refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours
  • Scoop desired size onto baking sheet and bake for approximately 10 minutes @ 350 degrees.