Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies with Maple Glaze

by Kate on April 18, 2013

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When I hear the ingredients “bacon and eggs,” immediately breakfast comes to mind. Quiche, scrambled eggs, frittatas, omelets, breakfast bakes are all dishes where bacon and eggs are natural partners. So this month when Kristin assigned us bacon and eggs as our ingredients for Improv Challenge I could shake the breakfast brainstorm. It’s totally where I thought I was going with those ingredients, it was just a matter of what egg dish to do. I’d already made Bite Size Bacon, Mushroom & Gruyere Quiche here. I’ve also shared with you my favorite Mushroom, Spinach, Feta Frittata waaaaay back in the day. (Please oh please ignore the atrocious pictures!)

As I continued to ponder my brunch-y, breakfast-y type egg and bacon possibilities I began reflecting on two things. The first thing was random and seemingly unrelated at the time. I had the thought, “Man, it’s been a while since I’ve made any cookies. Note to self: Make that happen.” Then the second thought was of my use of bacon in desserts. In aΒ serendipitous moment the idea for these Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies with Maple Glaze was born! I wanted to make cookies and cookies contain eggs. Ooo! And I’d never paired up bacon and cookies before. I knew something good was about to happen in my kitchen!

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As the idea formed I found a lovely recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Shugary Sweets. Aimee had a recipe for Maple Bacon Cookies that looked and sounded drool-worthy so I decided to play around with it a bit. My adaptation is a chocolate chip cookie with pieces of smokey bacon scattered through them and we know just how nicely bacon and chocolate play together. Instead of making maple flavored cookies, I took my maple outside the cookie. After making the soft, chewy chocolate chip bacon cookies, I made a maple glaze to drizzle on top.

The end result is an irresistible combination of smokey and sweet flavors. If you’ve ever let your bacon drag through the maple syrup on the side of your breakfast plate and enjoyed it, then these cookies are for you! Not on the bacon in sweets bandwagon? If you omit the bacon, what you have left are some killer chocolate chip cookies and what’s not to like about that?

Enjoy!

~K

Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies with Maple Glaze

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: about 3 dozen

Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies with Maple Glaze

Smoky bacon chocolate chip cookies with a maple glaze.

Ingredients

  • 6 strips of crispy bacon, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet morsels
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and kosher salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and both sugars until combined and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat just until combined.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated. Fold in the bacon pieces and chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop 1 tablespoon rounds and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cook on baking sheet for 2 minutes then move to a cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Add additional maple syrup if desired, until thick and smooth.
  7. Drizzle over cooled cookies and allow to set.

Notes

Adapted from Shugary Sweets

https://foodbabbles.com/chocolate-chip-bacon-cookies-recipe/

Now it’s time to take a gander at all the other lovely egg and bacon creations!



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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 18, 2013 at 11:28 am

I am still in the phase of convincing myself that bacon and cookies can actually be good together! Now these cookies may just do it! πŸ™‚

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Kate April 19, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I am all about bacon in sweets. I think there needs to be a balance. A little bacon, finely chopped or just infused into a sweet can add just a bit of salt and smokiness that is oh so nice, especially with caramel or chocolate. That’s what’s nice here. It’s just enough bacon to let you know it’s there without smacking you in the face πŸ˜‰

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ChristineM April 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm

oh yum. I have got to try this

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Kate April 19, 2013 at 7:41 pm

They’re so tasty Christine! Hope you enjoy them!

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Melody April 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I love your pictures! I like the flavor of maple with bacon.

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Kate April 19, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Thank you Melody! And maple and bacon is a favorite flavor combination of mine too.

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Lucycork April 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I will try this recipe soon. I plan to substitute demarara sugar for all or part of the light brown sugar as I think it is a less refined product. Also, I will use sea salt similar to the texture of kosher salt. LSC

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Kate April 19, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Love your changes Lucy and I hope you enjoy these!

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Lucycork April 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Clueless new girl here. I see a notice on my recent comment: “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” I don’t know what that means. I’ll just hang out for a while and see what happens. LSC

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Kate April 19, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Sorry about that Lucy! You’re not clueless πŸ˜‰ The first time a new reader comments on a post, I have to give it the okay before it will be published. Gotta keep the spammers out! But from here on it, you won’t get that message and you can comment to your hearts content. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Liz April 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm

So glad you joined me on the sweet side! I love how you incorporated maple into your cookies…PERFECT!

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Kate April 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Thank you Liz! I’m just starting to visit everyone tonight and can’t wait to see what everyone made.

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Mel@Ginger Bakes April 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I’m not 100% sold on bacon in sweet things, but I bet it would be awesome in these cookies with that male glaze!

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Kate April 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Thanks Mel! I’m happy to hear that perhaps my cookies will sway you to the sweet side of bacon πŸ˜‰

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Kristen April 18, 2013 at 7:04 pm

My kids love to put maple syrup on their bacon. I can just imagine that these cookies are incredible!

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Kate April 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Thanks Kristen! Maple and bacon just love each other so these cookies are truly divine.

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Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil) April 18, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Lucky for us that you haven’t made cookies in awhile – you totally had me at the title of this post. I LOVE anything salty & sweet – these are definitely getting made.

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Kate April 19, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Well I certainly hope you enjoy them Deanna! They went fast at our house. My husband devoured them!

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Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! April 18, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Fabulous idea! Going to try it! SOON! πŸ™‚

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Kate April 19, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Excellent! Hope you enjoy them Kristin! They’re dangerously good. πŸ˜‰

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Karen - Cinnamon Freud April 19, 2013 at 12:47 am

If these cookies have bacon and eggs in them, it means they can be eaten for breakfast, right? These look great- super soft and chewy looking just as all good cookies should be.

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Kate April 19, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Oh they could TOTALLY be breakfast Karen!! πŸ˜‰ Nothing wrong with cookies for breakfast and these are a great choice.

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tanya April 19, 2013 at 8:10 am

Only once have I tired adding bacon to cookies and it didn’t turn out so good. I’m so happy to have found this recipe, because I’m trying it again!

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Kate April 19, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Yeah!! Glad I could inspire you to give bacon in a cookie a try again.They’re truly wonderful.

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Carrie @ poet in the pantry April 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm

LOVE your version of “bacon & eggs”! (And I’d still eat them for breakfast!)

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Kate April 19, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Thank you Carrie! And nothing wrong with cookies for breakfast πŸ˜‰

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The Ninja Baker April 19, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Mmm. The finest and the best of the dessert world meet thanks to Ms. Kate of Food Babbles. Seriously great combo of flavors. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

P.s. Your bite-size bacon, mushroom and gruyere quiches sound and look great, too.

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Kate April 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Thank you so much! Those little quiche get requested for family brunches. They’re so good! And these cookies have already been requested a second time so they’re a keeper!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 19, 2013 at 10:13 pm

These are amazing!!! I loooooove bacon in dessert, especially with chocolate!

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Kate April 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm

You and me both Dorothy! I’m SO on that bandwagon πŸ˜‰

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Minnie@thelady8home April 19, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I am still getting used to the idea of bacon in sweets, but getting there. These cookies look delicious, and flavors are so promising.

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Kate April 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Thanks Minnie! The flavor here is a mild smokiness. And no hunks of bacon, just finely chop it. The flavor isn’t overwhelming. It’s oh so nice πŸ™‚

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