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.

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Chocolate Chip and Bacon Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: back to school, easy cookie recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Calories: 303 kcal

My mom teases me every time I say the word bacon. “You put bacon in everything!” Yes, Mom, I do. So what? I love these 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 large 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.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip and Bacon Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 247mg11%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

Recipe from Closet Cooking