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.
So the first time I made these chocolate chip cookies with bacon was back when we were in Colorado and we hosted all our friends every Saturday to watch football.
We had people in and out all day and every time someone new showed up, they would say “Oooh cookies!” and I would warn them that they had bacon and then they would say, with disgust on their face, “Bacon?! In cookies?! You try them first” and they would push whoever they came with towards the cookies.
But guess how many cookies I had left at the end of the day.
All 5 dozen cookies were gone.
One of the guys Facebook messaged me years later asking for the recipe.
So yes, I am a food blogger weirdo that puts bacon in everything she eats but hey, just trust me.
How To Make Candied Bacon
- Place bacon in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet
- Sprinkle brown sugar on top of bacon
- Bake for 18 – 25 minutes or until crispy, turning the bacon over once
- Cool completely before chopping and adding to cookies
How To Make Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Sift together flour and baking soda
- Cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar
- Add vanilla, egg, and egg yolk to the butter mixture
- Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until well combined
- Add chopped candied bacon and chocolate chips and stir to combine
- Roll into tablespoon size balls
- Bake 13 – 15 minutes or until the edges start to brown
- Let cool on a wire rack before serving
More Cookie Recipes
- White Chocolate Orange Cookies
- Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
- Cranberry Orange Cookies
- Cookies and Cream Cookies
- Oreo Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Easy homemade candied bacon added to my favorite chocolate chip cookies recipe!
For the candied bacon:
- 6 slices thick-cut bacon
- ½ cup brown sugar
For the cookies:
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 whole egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 cups semi-sweet, or dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place bacon in a single layer on a foil lined sheet.
- Sprinkle brown sugar on top of bacon strips. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until crispy, making sure to turn bacon over after 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and place on a wire rack for cooling. Once bacon has cooled chop it finely.
- Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
- Sift flour and baking soda.
- In a medium bowl, cream butter with the white and brown sugar.
- Add vanilla, egg, and egg yolk to the bowl and beat until light and creamy.
- Add flour mixture and mix well.
- Add diced candied bacon and chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
- Place tablespoon sized balls of dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are brown. Remove from oven and let cookies sit on the pan for a couple of minutes before placing on a wire rack.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g
Jen @ BeantownBaker.com says
I made these recently and they’re AMAZING! I’m so glad they turned out well after a disappointing bacon brownie incident…
Momma Sue says
These look fantastic! Can’t wait to try the recipe!
My co-worker made these a while ago and brought them into the office.. Surprisingly good!
Today was test kitchen Sunday, made bourbon bacon jam, your cinnamon chip pumpkin bread, and these cookies.
I think bacon is the perfect food and should be tried in everything.
These cookies were good. Husband eating one now and can’t ID the secret ingredient. I think they maybe my new party cookie. Just for the fun whimsy of them.
The candied bacon along was worth the trouble. I think I may have gained 5 pounds today.
Shee Shee says
Pops just said he will check the mailbox for his batch.
I have to confess, food blogger or not, I also feel unsure about bacon in sweets.
Just mouthwatering…looks so easy to prepare and delicious!
I’m intrigued. May have to try these!
Haha, I made a version of these before and was expecting people to be skeptical, but they were actually pretty excited. Like yours, they disappeared quickly!
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says
I haven’t stuffed my cookies with bacon *yet* but I’m getting there. And you are so right about the food blog bubble! lol I mentioned bacon in cookies to a group of friends one time and it was like I just said something R rated. Shock and horror!
Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray says
Haha! Love that everyone was skeptical. I think they look delicious.
[email protected] Bakeaholic Mama says
I’m all about bacon this week…. I need these cookies in my life! My husband things the idea of bacon in baked treats is strange…. I need to change his mind!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
For now I’ll have to take your word for it – they look great seeing as they are cookies but I’m not much of a salty dessert fan. I like my bacon alone or with things like potatoes, cheese, eggs… you know… that kind of thing. I’m totally not opposed to a cookie along side my breakfast though ;)