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The other night, I had a serious craving for chocolate chip cookies, so Bob made some on the fly {lucky me!}. Since we also had some bacon from the bacon-of-the-month club I gave him for Christmas, I suggested…eh…throwing a little bacon in the already delightful concoction he was whipping up. I've been wanting to try this recipe for a while, but we weren't in the mood to make brown butter. So, for this impromptu version, instead he just added small chunks of dry cured bacon to an existing chocolate chip cookie recipe. Salty, sweet, and savory…it was like mixing a chocolate chip cookie with a bacon biscuit. Totally one of those things I didn't think I needed until I had one…and so, so tasty. Next time, we'll make the chunks a little smaller and maybe crisp them up a bit more too for some added crunchy texture. — Joy

{photo by Oh Joy}


  1. This might be the one way to get my boyfriend to eat sweets hahaha!
    Too bad I’m a vegetarian and wouldn’t eat them though…

  2. What?! These look AMAZING. I’m loving the really chunky texture of the cookies, too. Salty and sweet has to be the greatest combination ever. My best friend and I first bonded bonded over a shared snack of pretzels and iced animal crackers.

  3. I would NEVER have thought of bacon. But, anything salty and sweet is always tasty! I bet pretzels would be good to add in to chocolate chip cookies too. Also, I am moving to L.A. this summer and love reading about all of the fun treats the city has to offer here on your blog!

  4. Ohmygoodness. Sign. Me. UP!
    My husband doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth (it’s one of his only flaws… because then I am the one who ends up eating all of the sweets in the kitchen, and that is never good) but I think he would have a change of heart if he discovered cookies with bacon in them.

  5. Oh my god yum!!! Totally inspired. I tried bacon jam with cheese awhile back but this is a whole other level of genius! Wow!

  6. I love the idea of savory-sweet! I haven’t baked anything this exciting (Bacon of the month!! yay!!), I’ve only tried goat cheese with figs and honey muffins (which were great but goat cheese I guess is kind of neutral, no?) but I’ve got to make a batch of something with bacon now! Any particular type of bacon work best?

  7. Hey Lilly,
    Thanks! We used Broadbent bacon for this which is already dry cured (like proscuitto) already so it didnt need to be cooked ahead of time. But we definitely would crisp it up ahead of time next time!

  8. Beautiful cookies! I am a fan of these, although the recipe I made were maple bacon choc chip cookies and they were awesome. The maple flavor gave it just a hint of that pancakes and bacon effect. Yummy!

  9. This is the second time in the same day, yet the first time in my whole life I heard about combining bacon and chocolate. It makes sense though. I’ll have to try it. Also, thanks for your latest post about the Eveleigh in West Hollywood. I love the look and feel of the place. I’ll definitely give it a try next time I’m in L.A.

  10. oh wow, these sound amazing..
    bit of a strange combination for me, being a brit, but i tried bacon and pankcakes when i was over in NY and loved it!
    gonna be trying these out for sure!

  11. Im so glad you posted this. I have been looking for a good recipe for bacon and chocolate. I made up a batch last nite for the superbowl and they were Oh-mazing!! Im gonna re-post!

  12. My hubby is obsessed with bacon – he made these cookies for our christmas party – they were a huge hit!!! so tasty!! he now wants to add bacon to everything…uh oh!

  13. Just discovered your site. It’s wonderful! Love the idea of bacon and chocolate together. Sounds like sheer heaven. Beautiful photos, too! I’m going to have to put this into a macaron!


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