Fifty Shades of Bacon: Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

A review of Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies from the Fifty Shades of Bacon Cookbook.

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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe uses bacon in place of salt that is usually found in chocolate chip cookies, and adds in instant vanilla pudding mix as well.

It’s prepared like most chocolate chip cookies – mix dry ingredients together, in a separate bowl mix sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla together (and bacon grease for this recipe), and then combine the two before folding in chocolate chips (and in this case, chopped cooked bacon as well).

The recipe says to roll the dough into balls and pop in the oven.  For the first baking sheet I tried rolling it into balls, but found that the cookies were still really puffy.  So the second time around I flattened the balls a little bit with my hand…didn’t really make much of a difference, though.  They were still quite puffy.

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They don’t say when you’ll know that the cookies are done, so I kept mine in for the full 12 minutes (recipe says 8-12 minutes) before removing them.  It seemed to be enough.

Taste: 7/10

Meh.  These were okay, but not great.  I do wish they added actual salt, as the dough itself was a little bland.  It actually needed the bacon to add some flavor and excitement.  Strangely enough, it was the cookie I was more disappointed in than the bacon.

Difficulty: Average20200616_210035

You’ll need an electric mixer for combining the wet ingredients, and the lack of instruction plus the fact that these cookies are quite puffy make it a little more awkward to tell when the cookies are done vs. typical cookies.

Cost: Average

You’ll need flour, baking soda, butter, bacon (& bacon grease), brown sugar, sugar, instant vanilla pudding, eggs, vanilla, and chocolate chips.

Chocolate chip cookies are usually pretty cheap to make, especially since most ingredients can be found in your cupboard, but the added cost of bacon and instant vanilla pudding increases the price on these a bit more than usual.

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