Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am very excited to present this delicious Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie as my blog assignment for the Secret Recipe Club.  This recipe comes from the fabulous recipe files of The Haggis and The Herring, my assigned blog for this month. I had so much fun going through the fabulous recipe's on this blog, but I can only share one with you today.  The Haggis and The Herring was originally started by Daniel and Meredith as a website for their wedding for family and friends to enjoy. After the wedding they have continued on with the fun and the great food now sharing  it with all of us.  They have a great blog that I always enjoy visiting and I know you will too, so stop by and tell them hello from Miz Helen. 

This Cookie Is Just For You

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Haggis and The Herring
Prepared In Miz Helen's Kitchen
1/2 cup rendered bacon fat
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup bacon, cooked and chopped
Using an electric mixer, fold bacon fat, butter, and brown sugar. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula if necessary.
Continue to mix on low and add eggs, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Continue to mix and add flour.  Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula if necessary.
Mix in chocolate chips and bacon and let dough rest for 30 minutes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Using a cookie scoop, spoon balls of dough onto baking sheets
Bake for 16 minutes and allow cookies to cool on a rack
Recipe Tip
After the bacon fat had been rendered drain, and let set in the refrigerator to set overnight
Refrigerate dough while letting it rest for 30 minutes and between filling the cookie sheet 
For the individual skillet cookie, I used two large scoops of dough and baked it at 350 degrees for 20 minutes
This is a very crispy cookie with a very distinctive flavor that we just loved, I have made the cookies several times now and they just keep getting better.

Render The Bacon Fat
Fry The Bacon

Strain The Fat

Refrigerate Until Set

Lets Bake Some Cookies

Just Wrap Up A Couple of Dozen For Me

A Sample You Say?


 I am so happy that you could stop by and have cookies with us today, your visits are always important to me and I hope you will come back soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

In Memory Of Daniel

 Daniel passed away on September 14, 2012.  Daniel was a very kind man and will be missed by his family and our blogging community.

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Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. All of the cookies look awesome! I love the skillet cookie :-) Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. I can't wait to try these! Sounds like a fantastic combo!

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

  3. oh my, crumbled bacon and bacon fat used in the cookie! woah, sounds crazy good. Perhaps, I need to workout more today to be able to make up for these! I bet these are awesome with milk for breakfast :)

  4. This does not seem right...that it's over there and I'm over here! A perfect 10!

  5. Mmmmm....these look amazing! I love the bacon in the sweet chocolate chip cookies-yum!

  6. How interesting! My husband loves bacon and cookies - I'll have to give them a try! :)

  7. Thank you for visiting me Miz, being a vegetarian I really do not know how to comment, looking at the comments I think you have selected a perfect recipe for SRC, Enjoy being with you all in SRC

  8. i think i'm in love with you ;)

    happy src reveal from a group D member!

  9. I love the idea of bacon in chocolate chip cookies. These look delicious.

  10. I think I could give bacon and cookies a try. I love salty and sweet together, so I'm sure it wouldn't disappoint.

  11. Being a vegetarian , I know I won't be trying this recipe, but it sure sounds interesting, and I love your presentation with the strawberries on top! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment too. Have a great week.

  12. Ooooh! Bacon in a cookie! Very intriguing! I know I will have to try these out :)

  13. I've seen bacon in cookies, but not the grease, too. Hmmm? I want to be on that bacon in desserts bandwagon, but I"m just not sure. Would certainly not be against trying it.

  14. wow bacon in chocolate chip cookies that is truly a secret recipe ingredient!! not sure if I will try this but glad you found courage. stopping by from SRC group B member

  15. This is a super indulgent version of the bacon cookie. Yum! I might have to try this spin. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I have a stash of bacon fat just for wonderful recipes like this one. You can never go wrong with adding a little bacon to bring a savory taste to a sweet treat. Looks great!

  18. What an interesting combination! The cookies look delicious! Your chow chow in a recent post reminds me of my childhood as my grandmother made chow-chow in big cast iron kettles and like you, we had it on our table at nearly every meal.

  19. Bacon and chocolate chip cookies? A very interesting combination! Sweet and salty do go well together, so I can see how this would work! Very creative!

  20. Wow bacon cookies!?! Sound crazy - awesome!! Will have to try this when I'm feeling daring!

  21. Totally intrigued by these. Love bacon and chocolate chip cookies. Sounds good!

  22. What an interesting combo! We love bacon and we love chocolate chip cookies, so why wouldn't they be awesome together?

  23. These are wild! Thank you so much for contributing this to the link party at mommy's sweet confessions! See you at the next one!


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