Chocolate Chip Maple Bacon Cookies

Chocolate Chip Maple Bacon Cookies

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.

In a frying pan, cook the bacon until crisp; drain and cool on a paper towel then finely chop.

In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar and molasses for several minutes, then scrape down the bowl.  Add the vanilla and maple extracts, and the eggs, and beat well.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and espresso powder.  With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture by spoonfuls, mixing just until combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips, pecans and bacon.

Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto the baking sheet, keeping the cookies 2 inches apart.  Bake for 7-8 minutes, until pale golden brown.  Cool for several minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yields about 4 dozen cookies.

 

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen

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