Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies are the most addictive cookies you will ever make! The bacon is quickly candied in the oven and then added to the perfect soft chocolate chip cookies. 

Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies - the perfect sweet and salty cookie! Bacon is quickly candied in the oven and then added to the best chocolate chip cookies recipe!

This post originally published on September 30, 2011 and was updated October 23, 2017. It’s one of my oldest and favorite recipes. 

The first time I ever made these Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies – over 6 years ago – was the first time I realized what a food blogger weirdo I was.

Food bloggers love bacon. Okay, yeah, everyone loves bacon but food bloggers love to put bacon in places where bacon usually doesn’t belong. Cookies, ice cream, rice krispies treats, pretty much everything.

I mean, I have a bacon egg and cheese sandwich on a glazed doughnut pretty much every Saturday morning of my life.

And you can think that’s weird but I have made everyone in my life try them and no one’s complained yet.

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup - easy kid-friendly soup! A creamy soup with broccoli, carrots, and cheddar cheese!

Okay guys, dinner time.

Does the whole family sit down at the table?

Does everyone do their own thing?

I’ll admit, I’m terrible at dinner time these days. I’m a stickler for the kids at the table all together, but more often than not, I’m in the kitchen working on the dishes or doing a 2nd batch of biscuits or whatever needs to be done. I’m close enough to hear their conversation but not actually participating, you know?

Then they want to watch videos on their tablets so no one’s actually talking to anyone anyway.

And I’m feeling like it’s time to get rid of that mealtime boredom and bring some fun to the table.

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Bacon and Butternut Squash Breakfast Tacos - the best fall breakfast! Corn tortillas filled with bacon and butternut squash. Top with an egg, salsa, and fresh cilantro!

Heeeey guys, happy Friday!

Can I tell you about the first time I ever got a mean comment on this blog?

It was my Ranch Mac and Cheese from 2010 because yes, I have been blogging my entire life. And the comment was from a man, along the lines of Italian grandmother’s rolling over in their graves.

So I called my then husband in tears because omg, I had offended someone with my mac and cheese. And should I just take the post down? Should I respond to the guy and apologize? Should I just leave the internet forever?

No, I am not dramatic at all.

But you guys, when that comment came through, I was literally waiting for a car I didn’t arrange to pick me up for a flight I didn’t pay for so that I could go to Minneapolis to bake in the Betty Crocker Kitchens with some of my favorite bloggers.

It was my first big blogging trip and I’d never been more excited for anything in my life. Why was I so worried about some random internet guy who was offended by pasta?

But yeah, I’m telling you this because I still brace myself any time I take a classic food and make it a little weird because of that one jerk that decided to leave a nasty comment 7 years ago.

Y’all don’t even want to know the comments I got after those Cubano Tacos.

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Pumpkin Banana Muffins – the best fall breakfast! Delicious cinnamon-spiced muffins with pumpkin, banana, and walnuts. Make a batch and have breakfast all week!

Pumpkin Banana Muffins - the best fall breakfast! Delicious cinnamon-spiced muffins with pumpkin, banana, and walnuts. Make a batch and have breakfast all week!

Hey guys, how was the long weekend?

I did nothing all weekend. And by nothing I mean that I decided to rewatch Jane the Virgin and somehow made it through 2 1/2 season in 3 days.

Granted, I tend to just leave it on and walk away for hours at a time but still.

I always go back to that show when I’m super stressed because it’s funny and ridiculous and I just love it.

I did escape to my favorite trail with the husky (Good Water Loop in Georgetown) because I just really needed it to not see another human for a few hours.

I listened to a couple of my favorite podcasts, fell in the mud twice, and then stood under the waterfall before doing the 3 miles back to the car in wet shoes.

It was exactly what I needed.

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