Sea Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Bacon

Make Santa very happy this year with these cookies!

Make Santa very happy this year with these cookies!

I don’t bake that often, but when I do, I go all out. My theory on desserts is that if you are going to splurge on the calories then you might as well go big or go home. These cookies do not dissapoint. The sweet and savoriness of sea salted dark chocolate, brown sugar and bacon make for the perfect bite. You won’t feel guilty about eating these, you will just be glad you did. Merry Christmas everyone!

Use your mixer- this is some seriously thick cookie dough!

Ingredients: (this will make a large batch of cookies, approximately 60 medium/large sized cookies. Half the recipe for a smaller batch)

Note: original cookie recipe inspired by Savorysweetlife.com

  • 2 cups salted butter (4 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons medium, coarse sea salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 24 oz semi sweet dark chocolate chips
  • 1 3.5 oz. bar Lindt sea salted dark chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 12 pieces of cooked bacon, chopped into small pieces

Directions:

Preheat your oven 360 degrees. Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar until it is creams together and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes in a mixer on medium-high speed). Add eggs and vanilla and beat for 2 more minutes. Add baking soda, baking poweder, salt and the flour until the batter is fully mixed (you will want to do this with a mixer if you have one because it will make your hand VERY tired!) Add the chocolate chips and sea salt chocolate bar until they are uniformly mixed in. Next, add the bacon and mix everything together. This is a very thick cookie dough.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper so they are easy to remove later. Drop the cookies onto the sheet in heaping tablespoons, even spaced on the cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes, set your timer to check on them at the 10 minute mark since all ovens bake differently. They will be ready when the edges are slightly browned. Give the cookies a few minutes to cool before moving the parchment paper/cookies to a cool spot.

Serve these with a nice glass of milk. Santa is going to love you for leaving him these cookies!


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8 Responses to Sea Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Bacon

  1. Chris December 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Bacon and chocolate, can’t go wrong.

  2. Dave December 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    Interesting cookie mix. I secretly want to try these just for the taste. I am sure Santa would approve

    Dave

  3. Robyn December 26, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    Dave,

    I promise you can’t go wrong on these and they are totally worth all the calories. Plus, dark chocolate is loaded in antioxidants to they do have some nutritional benefit! :)

    Happy Holidays! :)

    Robyn

  4. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective December 29, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    You had me at bacon!

  5. Cheoy Lee January 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    This is really interesting, and I’m all for trying new things!

  6. Robyn January 20, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    Cheoy- the flavors come together beautifully in this recipe. You won’t be disappointed.

  7. Bill December 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    MMMMMMMM Bacon…

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