Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies will change your life! I have always been a huge fan of bacon and chocolate separately, but when the two join together it is a match made in heaven! This cookie quickly becomes a favorite of everyone who tries it. Just ask my mother-in-law! She told me that these are the only cookies she ever needs.
These sweet and salty treats are the ULTIMATE chocolate chip cookie. Each bite of a Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie includes little bits of maple bacon and chocolate chips with a light sprinkle of flaky sea salt! Talk about an explosion of flavor! A huge bonus is that this recipe makes a lot of cookies, so sharing won’t be a problem. But don’t worry…I won’t tell if you decide to keep them all for yourself!
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How to make Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe requires a little bit of extra work in cooking the bacon, but I promise you it is worth it. The rest of the batter comes together very easily.
- Baking Sheet (2) – one is used for cooking bacon and the other is used to bake the cookies
- Mixing Bowls – used to mix ingredients
- Hand Held Mixer – used to blend cookie dough
- Cooling Rack – used to cool baked cookies
- Chunks – bacon, semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Sweeteners – maple syrup, granulated sugar, raw sugar
- Dough – butter, egg, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking soda
- Sprinkles – flaky sea salt
Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies have a little bit of prep work involved, but they are totally worth the added effort. And bonus, your house will smell like a Sunday morning brunch!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place bacon slices on the baking sheet and cook in the oven for 30 minutes, or until just crispy. You do not want to over-cook the bacon since it will be placed in the oven again when mixed into the dough.
- Drain cooked bacon on paper towels to remove excess grease. Chop bacon into small bits and combine with the maple syrup. Let maple bacon mixture stand at room temperature to thicken. If you are in a time crunch, you can use 1 cup of pre-cooked bacon crumbles. These are usually found near the salad dressings at your grocery store. The cookies will still be delicious, but they will not be as flavorful when not using fresh baked bacon “bits.”
- Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper. These cookies can easily stick due to the chocolate chips if parchment is not used.
- Using a handheld mixer, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes. One of the sugars used in this cookie is “raw” sugar (or Turbinado sugar). Raw sugar is a light brown sugar that is formed into larger crystals. It can be found with the other sugars in your grocery store.
- Add the egg to the sugar mixture and beat for 1 minute. Next, add the vanilla extract and beat for 30 seconds.
- Whisk together the flour and baking soda so that the two are well blended. Using a spoon, add the flour mixture to the batter until well combined.
- Add the maple bacon and chocolate chips, stirring to blend thoroughly. Scoop heaping teaspoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle each mound with sea salt. The salt will distribute throughout the cookie as it spreads during baking.
- Bake at 350 degrees until cookies are golden brown around the edges, about 10 to 12 minutes. Ovens may vary, so keep a close eye out at the 10 minute mark. The center may be a little soft, but the dough should be cooked through. The Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies will firm when cooled on a cooling rack.
Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place strips of bacon on prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until just crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels.
- Chop bacon and mix with maple syrup. Set aside to thicken while mixing other ingredients.
- Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Using a handheld mixer, blend the butter and sugars until light a fluffy. Add the egg and blend until well combined, then add the vanilla extract.
- Scoop heaping teaspoons of dough onto prepared cookie sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake cookies until golden brown around the edges, about 10 to 12 minutes. Place on cooling rack to cool.