Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies for Queens Swap

As you know, I'm pretty excited for Queens Swap.  The opportunity of exchanging some pretty interesting and unusual food items with people who are just as passionate about food as me is truly exhilarating.

So naturally, I wanted to ensure I make something attention grabbing and yummy, to encourage people to swap with me.  My items of choice were these obscenely gluttunous chocolate chip bacon cookies. heard right. Bacon.

The inspiration came from a fellow Foodbuzzer, Beth Michelle, who made these a couple of weeks back with much success.  Her trick? Sprinkling the bacon with a healthy dose of brown sugar on both sides, and thus caramelizing it to a perfect sweet-salty bite. 

Make sure you use good quality bacon because that's where the difference will lie.  Try to go for organic if you can, or a reputable brand you trust (I used Applegate Farms Sunday Bacon).  And follow the same rules for the dark chocolate - only the best.  I used Ghirardelli jumbo dark chocolate chips, which did the trick. 

The end result was a rustic looking (I arranged them too close on the baking sheet), thin-chewy treat with rich hints of sweetness and deeper accents of salt and smokiness.  It was heaven - especially still warm from the oven.

I hope my fellow swapees receive them well! 
If you'd like to try these at home, here's the recipe from Beth Michelle.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies.


  1. These sound AMAZING! How did it go? Can't wait to read the post!

  2. O-M-G sounds deeeeelicious!! I must try making these!! Can't wait to hear about the swap.

  3. Thanks guys :) The swap went great and I traded in all my cookies for some wonderful things. Write-up to come soon!

  4. I tried to save them, but couldn't resist devouring your bacon chocolate chip cookies from the swap -- they were DELICIOUS! The bacon added a nice saltiness - yum!



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