Musings about life in the Pigeon household

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies


You read the title right. And I did it. I tried it.

My friend showed me this recipe a while ago for chocolate chip cookies… with bacon.

Not sure who thought this one up, or why they even figured it would work. All I can say is that bacon with anything can NOT ever ever be bad. So I baked some up the other day.

But to be honest, I couldn’t really taste the bacon in the cookie. When I did actually get a piece of bacon, it was more of a jarring sort of, ‘hold up, wait a minute there, what the heck is in my cookie’ sort of sensation.

But the true bacon-y flavour didn’t seem to come through for me. I was a little bummed.

Basically all I ended up doing was adding more fat to my cookie, really. Oh well, live and learn. Give these a try if you’re curious though! They’re still delicious cookies and everyone loved them – bacon and all!

makes 24+ cookies

  • For the candied bacon:
  • 8 slices center cut thick bacon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • For the cookies:
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place bacon in a single layer on a foil lined sheet.
  3. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of bacon strips. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until crispy, making sure to turn bacon over after 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack for cooling. Once bacon has cooled chop it finely.
  5. Keep the oven at 350 degrees.
  6. Sift flour and baking soda.
  7. In a medium bowl, cream butter with the white and brown sugar.
  8. Add vanilla, egg, and egg yolk to the bowl and beat until light and creamy.
  9. Add flour mixture and mix well.
  10. Add diced candied bacon and chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
  11. With a teaspoon, scoop out balls of dough on a cookie sheet. I baked these for 9 minutes and 20 seconds – I really like soft, chewy cookies. Or you can just bake until the edges are brown. Remove from oven and let cookies sit on the pan for a couple of minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool.

Excerpted from Tablespoon website:



4 thoughts on “Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. BACON……in CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES????? ………………..I………..I………”sniff”…… it’s just so beautiful……..

  2. So sad we could not taste the bacon 😦 Life is so much better with bacon in it!

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