Fresh Baked Friday: Maple Bacon Cookies

You read that correctly. Maple bacon cookies. 

Could you ask for anything more in a baked good? You've got the sweetness of classic cookie dough, a rich chocolate flavor from the dark chocolate chips, and the saltiness of everyone's favorite breakfast meat. Mix 'em all together and you've got the next winning dessert at a party. Everyone will want to try these, either out of curiosity or just pure appreciation of your culinary risk taking. 

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Maple Bacon Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup (about 8 slices) maple bacon, cooked and crumbled

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer or a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time. 
  5. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture until ingredients are fully incorporated.
  6. Stir in dark chocolate chips and cooked bacon by hand.
  7. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, place rounded tablespoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet and baked for 8 to 10 minutes. It's okay if they look undercooked as they will continue cooking on the pan. Let cookies sit on pan for 3 to 5 minutes until firm enough to move to a cooling rack.

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Kylie K.