Browned Butter and Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Browned Butter Bacon and chocolate chip cookies

Browned Butter and Bacon plus delicious chocolatey goodness….

I found under the “On his day” thingy on Facebook, a recipe I posted several years ago for bacon and chocolate chip cookies… so I decided to try it… however, instead of following the recipe I had found, I modified my own cookie recipe and this is what I got… which I have been told is delicious.

This is a fine time to mention that I’ve never been a big browned butter fan so I hesitated on this… most times I’ve had it, it’s been a little TOO browned… JUST over the top.. so you have to really watch it to make sure it doesn’t turn black.   BUT if you get it right, the butter is EXTRA DELICIOUS…. I licked the spatula, not gonna lie.

Ingredients:

  • 7/8 cup butter – I tried a full cup but it was just a little too greasy….
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2  cups of chips —  1/2 cup milk chocolate, 1/2 cup DARK chocolate (I used Ghiardelli) and 1/2 cup semi sweet – or whatever chocolate you like best.
  • 1/2 cup of crispy fried bacon – chopped (1 cup raw then fried…. ends up being about 1/2 cup… I tried this with a FULL cup of cooked bacon.. also good for the super bacony..)  MAPLE bacon was much preferred in the versions I baked…

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cook bacon and chop into pieces until you have about 1/2 cup (or more depending on your love of bacon)

Melt 12 tbsp (about 3/4 cup) of butter in a fry pan and continue cooking until BROWN. KEEP AN EYE ON IT.. it goes from brown to black in a heartbeat and if it’s black it’s gross and you’ll have to start over.  It kind of “foams up” when it’s getting to the brown stage.  IMMEDIATELY remove from heat and add remaining  butter and mix  until all is melted.  Pour into mixing bowl.

Add sugar and cream together by hand or with a mixer.  MAKE SURE the butter/sugar mixture has cooled off before adding eggs or you’ll scramble them!!

Once cooled, add eggs and vanilla and beat till creamy.  Add flour, soda and salt.  Mix until well blended.  Add the bacon…. and then add all the chocolate chips.  Make sure all is incorporated throughout.

Roll into balls and then flatten slightly.

Bake cookies in 350°F for about 10-12  minutes.  Do not overcook!  You want them to be cooked with brown edges – if you overcook, they will be super crispy (aka hard) but depends on how you like your cookies.

Enjoy!

p.s. I am going to play with this recipe some more and will let you know if I find a better mixture, but early reviews give it thumbs up.

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