Easy Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies


Cookies Fall Gluten Free High Altitude No Seed Oils Sweet & Salty Desserts | Published November 23, 2023 by Mimi Council

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Classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies are loaded with crispy bacon pieces and topped with flaky sea salt. This recipe for Easy Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies doesn’t require chill time and will have you enjoying the best sweet and salty cookies in half an hour!

If you love sweet and salty cookies as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes like The Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Salted Toffee Dark Chocolate Cookies, or my Magic Chocolate Chip Cookies.

easy bacon chocolate chip cookies
easy bacon chocolate chip cookies

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Soft & Chewy: These are soft and chewy, just like a classic chocolate chip cookie. And they don’t require any chill time!

Sweet & Salty: Sweet and salty cookies are my absolute favorite (if you haven’t realized by now!). I love the sweet chocolate chip cookie paired with the salty bacon and of course I add my favorite flaky sea salt on top.

Bacon: I mean, do I really need to say more than bacon? Bacon makes everything better!

easy bacon chocolate chip cookies

This is an incredibly old recipe, one I used to make at my bake shop years and years ago. It was retired from the menu due to not always being able to stock organic bacon. So, I partnered with my friends at Organic Prairie to bring this recipe back!

I used Organic Prairie Pork Bacon, which is my absolute favorite bacon! You can buy their bacon online and have it delivered right to your house, which makes it incredibly easy to get organic bacon no matter where you live or what kind of grocery store options you have!

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easy bacon chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Homemade Organic Dark Brown Sugar

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Baking Soda

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Equal Exchange Organic Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Organic Prairie Pork Bacon

Flaky Sea Salt

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

easy bacon chocolate chip cookies

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

Place the bacon on one of the baking sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown to your liking. Remove from the oven, pat dry with paper towels, and cut into small bits. Set aside.

Step 3

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, dark brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and there are no butter chunks.

Step 4

Add the eggs, flour, baking soda, and fine sea salt in that order. Mix on low until combined into a smooth dough.

Step 5

Add the chocolate chips and bacon pieces into the dough (reserve about one quarter of each if you’d like to top them with extra before baking, if not you can mix them all in!). Mix on low to combine completely.

Step 6

Using your hands, form the dough into 24 balls and place on the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 1-inch between. Flatten the balls just slightly so they are about 1 ½-inches in diameter. If you reserved extra chocolate chips and bacon, then add it on top of the cookie dough now.

Step 7

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly golden brown around the edges. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt immediately after coming out of the oven. Let cool completely on the baking sheets. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude instructions!).

easy bacon chocolate chip cookies

Baker's Tips

  • Cook the bacon first, this way it has a few moments to cool so it can easily be chopped into small pieces.
  • You can cook the bacon any way you like. Even though I do provide oven instructions, I prefer to cook my bacon in my air fryer (on bake)! You can use your air fryer, toaster oven, or even a skillet if you prefer.
  • The bacon will not cook in the oven in the cookies, contrary to what you might think. So, make sure to cook bacon to your liking beforehand as it won’t change much in the oven. So, there’s no worries about burning it and no need to under cook it.
  • I use dark brown sugar as I prefer the flavor! But, if all you have is light brown it will work, the flavor will just not be as robust.
  • I use semi sweet chocolate chips in these cookies. But if you want to use dark chocolate or milk chocolate they would be equally delicious!
  • To get your cookies “perfectly round” use a cookie cutter (or a glass) to swirl the cookies around to round out the edges right when they come out of the oven for picture perfect cookies. Check out my article How to Make Picture Perfect Cookies for more info on this.
  • If you don't have the flaky sea salt, you can sprinkle with a little bit of fine sea salt too and they will be just as tasty!
  • Make sure to store in an airtight container so these keep their soft and chewy texture!
easy bacon chocolate chip cookies

FAQ's

Can I cook the bacon in a skillet?

Yes, if you prefer to cook your bacon in a skillet, you can definitely do that!

How should I store these?

These cookies should be stored in an airtight container.

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easy bacon chocolate chip cookies

Easy Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mimi Council
Rich, decadent, sweet, and salty – these Easy Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies have it all! Pair these with a cup of hot chocolate for the best winter treat!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 24 cookies
Calories 192 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place the bacon on one of the baking sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown to your liking. Remove from the oven, pat dry with paper towels, and cut into small bits. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, dark brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and there are no butter chunks.
  • Add the eggs, flour, baking soda, and fine sea salt in that order. Mix on low until combined into a smooth dough.
  • Add the chocolate chips and bacon pieces into the dough (reserve about one quarter of each if you’d like to top them with extra before baking, if not you can mix them all in!). Mix on low to combine completely.
  • Using your hands, form the dough into 24 balls and place on the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 1-inch between. Flatten the balls just slightly so they are about 1 ½-inches in diameter. If you reserved extra chocolate chips and bacon, then add it on top of the cookie dough now.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly golden brown around the edges. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt immediately after coming out of the oven. Let cool completely on the baking sheets.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

High Altitude — Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden brown around the edges. 

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 172mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 145IUCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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