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Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies

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Food Network Magazine had a recipe for Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies in their June issue and I gave them a try. The amount of bacon and chipotle powder didn't quite do anything as far as the FLAVOR of the cookies was concerned, but the cookie dough base was good, so the next time I make them, I will:
1) Double the bacon, and use applewood smoked bacon
2) Increase the bacon fat:butter ratio
3) Increase the chipotle powder from a pinch to 1/8-1/4 teaspoon
4) POSSIBLY add liquid smoke

Will keep you updated!

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  1. I have a peanut butter cookies recipe that I add chips to, so next batch I will add some bacon and cayene and see how that goes.

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    1. re: JEN10

      I just finished cleaning up and have to say it was worth it. I made about a pound of bacon, added in some bacon fat to the recipe, no cayene. I am baking for a brunch on Sunday and not sure these folks are even going to get the bacon part, little lone cayene. So it was a success and I am very pleased. I also salted the top of the cookies when they came out of the oven. If anyone is interested I will post my recipe.
      Enjoy your weekend, Jen

        1. re: The Oracle

          I just sat down with a cookie to read CH and here you are asking; here goes.

          Not sure where I got the recipe, at the top it says, "Adapted from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook". I always make a doule batch, so I will write it out that way for you. I have also included my little tweeks. This last time with the bacon I made about 5 -1/2 dozen good size cookies.

          2-3/4 cups AP flour
          1-1/2 tsp baking soda
          1 tsp baking powder
          1/2 tsp salt
          1 cup butter softened
          2 cups chuncky peanut butter, room temp
          1/3 cup bacon fat ( I used some from the fridge that I had, plus some from the just cooked bacon)
          1-1/2 cups sugar
          1 cup packed brown sugar
          2 lg eggs room temp
          2 tsp vanilla
          2 c. choc chips
          1 pound cooked bacon pieces

          350 oven

          mix butter, peanut butter, and bacon grease till creamy, add sugars, mix well, add eggs & vanilla. Do the flour, salt, soda, and powder thing. Stir in choc chips, then add bacon.

          bake 350 for 10 -12 min
          remove from oven and sprinkle with salt
          cool on racks, enjoy

          1. re: JEN10

            THANK YOU, Jen10! Much appreciated!