Chocolate Chip and Bacon Cookies


This blog generally does good things for me. It makes me smile. It makes me happy. It makes me hungry. (It’s diet season. Is being hungry actually a good thing?)

One problem? It makes my parents worry. They worry that I have an unhealthy love of bacon. I don’t know why they would think that. I mean, it’s not like I have an entire category devoted to bacon or anything. (Oh, wait…maybe I do.)

My mom teases me every time I say the word bacon. “You put bacon in everything!” Yes, Mom, I do. So what?

And you know what? My parents are great big ol’ enablers. They act like my bacon obsession is weird and strange and unhealthy, but y’all, this past Christmas morning found me digging through a Christmas stocking full of bacon flavored objects. Bacon flavored floss. Bacon flavored lip gloss. Bacon flavored mints. And, of course, bacon flavored toothpicks.

I decided to pay them back for that by taking my love of bacon a step further than usual. I made bacon chocolate chip cookies and took them to their house for an after dinner treat. Unfortunately my mom couldn’t eat any, because she’s going gluten free, but I was able to talk my dad into having one. His verdict was the same as mine. There was something slightly different, but you’d never guess it was bacon hiding in those cookies.

All in all, these cookies were fun to make and try, but probably not something I’ll make again. I love bacon, but I want to really be able to taste it. I want the bacon to shine. I want it to be the star. I want to put a ring on the bacon’s finger and ask it to marry me.

I’m sorry. What was I saying?

Oh. Right. These cookies were okay, but they mostly just tasted like chocolate chip cookies. They were fun to test out on unsuspecting people though, so go ahead and make some for the bacon obsessed person in your life. They’ll appreciate the gesture.

Chocolate Chip and Bacon Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (you could also replace some butter with an equal amount of bacon grease)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/8 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • 5 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in the egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet. Stir in the chocolate and bacon. Scoop dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.

Recipe from Closet Cooking


27 Responses to “Chocolate Chip and Bacon Cookies”

  1. MamaBug January 7, 2010 @ 8:34 pm (#

    oh, Karly. I’m gonna have to pass on this one, the way you’d pass on a giant glass of eggnog. *Shudder*
    I have a friend who posted this recipe as the “World’s best Chocolate Chip Cookies” Now, to me that’s really quite a lot to live up to. But the recipe was one I’ve never made or even seen.
    If you’re interested,
    I know…It’s no Bacon cookie.

  2. David King January 7, 2010 @ 9:20 pm (#

    Gonna have to make these for the Jewish girl I work with

  3. Mireya January 7, 2010 @ 9:28 pm (#

    Bacon AND chocolate chip cookies in one my husband will love these!

  4. Karls January 7, 2010 @ 11:54 pm (#

    I just had to swing by to say ‘Yo Karly, it’s Karly’… You are one of the few that share my name with the exact same spelling. Niiiice! Oh and those cookies? Just gizzed in my pants a little!

  5. Barbara January 8, 2010 @ 6:07 am (#

    The way I feel about bacon is put it out of sight, and it might, just might stay out of mind. I adore it. Don’t keep it in the house unless my second son is visiting, he loves it too. I would eat 4 slices every morning if I kept it in the house. Also: bacon and egg sandwiches; bacon and cheese in a grilled cheese; bacon instead of sausage in a Yorkshire Pudding; bacon with syrup poured all over it sitting on top of a waffle. Need I go on?
    Now bacon in a cc cookie would jump right up there on my fave list. There are three things stopping me from making these this minute: 1: I am watching my weight because I pigged out on bacon for 3 weeks and 2: you mentioned you couldn’t taste the bacon much and 3: there is no bacon in the house!
    Still, I am copying!

  6. Joanna January 8, 2010 @ 11:52 am (#

    You probably are already aware of this (given your professed LOVE of all things bacon), but Vosges Haut Chocolat makes a candy bar called the Mo’s Chocolate Bacon Bar… Sooooooooo good, I can’t even describe. I think you would like. I’ve seen it at specialty chocolate shops and even at World Market, but you can also order online. Yum!

  7. Amber January 8, 2010 @ 4:50 pm (#

    My blog also worries my parents. Mom is all, “I’m a little worried that you shop too much and that you aren’t eating enough fruit.”

  8. Michelle January 8, 2010 @ 6:17 pm (#

    Yep. My mom thinks all I do is eat dessert. : )

    Your family sounds fun though. I love that they filled your stocking. Bacon flavored floss though? Yuck! LOL

  9. grace January 10, 2010 @ 10:31 am (#

    you stinker! i was actually surprised to find that the combination of salty bacon and deep, rich chocolate is utterly irresistible to me. at least your cookies are small–i wouldn’t feel so bad eating as many as i would at one time. :)

  10. kelli January 10, 2010 @ 2:44 pm (#

    Your mom is going gluten free? I have a bunch of gf stuff on my food blog. It’s sometimes a pain but it’s doable. Except when people do things like bring awesome bacon chocolate cookies around… :) those sound good.

  11. Sara January 10, 2010 @ 3:43 pm (#

    My daughter LOVED these! My hubby and I had the same opinion as you though, but they sure were fun to make and talk about!

  12. megan January 10, 2010 @ 8:28 pm (#

    wow, i never would have thought to put bacon in cookies! although i’m not a huge bacon fan, so I might steer clear of this one :)

  13. chocolate and whine January 19, 2010 @ 3:14 pm (#

    Just last night I made chocolate chocolate chunk bacon cookies. They were so tasty. I agree they mostly just tasted like chocolate chocolate chip, but I did like that little something extra that the bacon added.

  14. burn it down September 14, 2010 @ 10:45 am (#


  15. Beth March 25, 2011 @ 7:13 pm (#

    I think that adding bacon, which I love, to one of my favorite cookies sounds like a good idea! I do believe I will try it soon. I think the flavors would go well together. My family has always accused me of liking weird combinations!

  16. Amy March 25, 2011 @ 7:41 pm (#

    Yummy! The combo of bacon and chocolate is amazing, although the white chocolate (?) used to attach the bacon strips looks a bit like lard and alot repulsive, the taste will be amazing! My favorite ever is DEEP FRIED bacon, dipped in dark chocolate….yummy!

  17. christine Rice March 26, 2011 @ 9:20 am (#

    I really want to make these. what is the icing made of?

  18. Peanut Butter Pam March 26, 2011 @ 11:11 am (#

    If you truly love bacon and I mean love — try one of my heart attack sandwiches — which are to DIE for.
    Toast up some grain bread of your choice
    On one spread Jif creamy or crunchy peanut butter
    On the other side spread Philly cream cheese
    In the middle – unlike an oreo cookie – BACON, lots of fresh
    cooked bacon.
    Squeeze it altogether and enjoy one of the best protein sandwiches ever.

  19. Patticake March 26, 2011 @ 3:18 pm (#

    Ummmmm………….how about Peanut Butter and Bacon cookies?

  20. Patticake March 26, 2011 @ 3:20 pm (#

    I think I will make some tonight for the son in law. I will let you all know how they are!

  21. Funky March 26, 2011 @ 5:32 pm (#

    Humph….No wonder this country has health problems.

  22. Brittany March 26, 2011 @ 7:24 pm (#


  23. Nancy Rourke March 27, 2011 @ 12:27 pm (#

    I’m a vegetarian, and I’ve been thinking of adding the vegetarian soft bacon crumbles to the cookies. I’m going to try it. I use the crumbles in quiche and it’s delecious.

    Thanks for the encouragement.

  24. Regina March 27, 2011 @ 2:14 pm (#

    My sons just love these cookies! bacon is their favorite food and to have them in a cookie is perfect.

  25. Starr April 8, 2011 @ 9:28 pm (#

    I have to say without reservation that these are the best cookies I’ve every made! Thank you. Finally, I’ve a recipe that I can be proud of.


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