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Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies

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Bacon, bacon, bacon! The country is crazy for bacon now-a-days. Cali Lewis and I are no exception. In this, the first episode of our “Wild About Bacon” series. Cali and I bake up a batch of Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies that may sound odd, but are unbelievably good. And boy are they rich!
Ingredients
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Brown sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Hazelnut extract/Almond extract 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 Medium
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  White chocolate chips 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dark chocolate chips 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bacon/2 pounds ofbacon unooked and crumbled 1⁄2 Pound, cooked whole strips
Maple cinnamon glaze
  Powdered sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Maple extract 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
For Maple Glaze
2. In a bowl, place together powdered sugar, extracts, cinnamon and about 3 tablespoons of water and whisk until the mixture is creamy, set aside.

MAKING
For Bacon cookie
3. In a mixing bowl, put together butter, sugar, extracts and egg and using the hand blender or in the mixer, beat the butter until creamy.
4. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and mix.
5. While still beating, add flour mixture in small batches, beating well after each addition, until well mixed and all the flour is used.
6. Stir in the chocolate chips and crumbled bacon and mix.
7. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.

FINALIZING
8. On a cookie sheet, form about 1 inch dough balls and place about 1.5” apart from each other.
9. Bake the dough ball in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

SERVING
11. Spread the glaze over the cookie and serve topped with a piece of cooked bacon.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Bacon
Preparation Time: 
50 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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