Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie

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.