Yup! You heard right! Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are super easy to make too! The hardest part is cooking up that crispy bacon and not eating any!
I came up with this recipe when thinking of something to bring to a potluck party at my CrossFit gym. Everyone loves bacon, it was a morning time potluck, and I needed something I could whip up quickly. So I took my go to Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and revised it a bit, for the better!
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes: about 30 cookies; Prep Time: 20 minutes; Total Time: 30 minutes
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp finely ground sea salt
4 slices pastured nitrite/nitrate free bacon, crumbled
1/4 C Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 C Bacon Fat (melted)
1/4 C Coconut Oil (melted)
1/2 C Enjoy Life Dairy Free Chocolate Chips or Chunks (or your favorite chocolate)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (I like to line with foil first, then parchment paper overtop for easy clean up!). Cook bacon for about 20 minutes or until fully cooked and slightly crispy. Remove from oven and carefully pour hot grease into a glass container and switch bacon over to some paper towels to soak up the excess grease.
While bacon is cooking, get the rest of the ingredients out. Mix them all together in a bowl. Measure out 1/4 C of the bacon grease and add that to the mixture. It should have just enough liquid from both oils to help it form a dough like consistency. Chop up the bacon into tiny pieces and add that to the mixture.
Reduce heat to 350. Form dough into 2″ balls and then flatten and set on pan 1-2″ apart from each other. Bake for 8 minutes then promptly remove and let cool.
The cookies will be very soft (too soft to move) when you first take them out of the oven and even look unfinished. Allow them to sit on baking pan for at least 10-15 minutes or until they begin to firm up. They should end up being crunchy on the outside. Trust me on this one. Over cooking these is too easy and the cookies will dry out and become crumbly. They’ll still taste great though!
Enjoy! And trust me when I say these won’t last on the counter top long. They’ll all disappear before you know it!