2 great things inspired this blog post. They both start with a B. The first is Bacon.
That word inspires so many people to eat copious amounts of things. I feel like Bacon is particularly fitting today, as it’s Super Bowl Sunday. I would be a big fat liar if I told you I wasn’t excited for today, but I’ll be honest. I’m more excited for the food than for the game, and only marginally more excited for Beyonce (that’s the second B…).
She’s my lady, and I love her. Probably as much as most people like bacon.
So my contribution to Super Bowl Sunday (aka this…
are these cookies
Banana Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup butter
6 slices of bacon, cooked and fat reserved*
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
2 cup banana chips, roughly chopped
Cook bacon in a pan over medium heat until crispy. Place on to a paper towel and allow to cool. Once cooled, chop and set aside. Reserve 1/4 cup of bacon fat.
Cream together butter, 1/4 cup bacon fat, and sugars. Add each egg, beating about 1 minute after each. Add flour and baking soda, beat until almost combined. Fold in bacon, banana chips and chocolate chips. Chill dough in the freezer while you preheat the oven to 350F.
Form dough into walnut sized balls, and place on parchment paper-lined baking pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown (this varies on the size of your cookies and your oven). Allow to cool completely and serve. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
*Note: if you don’t want to use bacon fat, omit bacon fat and use 3/4 cup of butter instead of 1/2 cup.
So make sure you get on this quick. You’ve got a few hours until Beyonce (and the Super Bowl). Run and get some bacon then make these cookies!