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SPIRITED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES – WITH BACON UP AND BOURBON

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking soda
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1/4 tbsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Bacon Up
  • 1/2 cup Butter (at room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp Bourbon
  • 1 tbsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 10 oz. chocolate chips (dark chocolate recommended)

Optional

  • 1 lb Thick cut bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°
  • [OPTIONAL: If using the bacon, bake it for 15-20 minutes on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Drain on paper towels, then crumble or dice into small pieces and set aside.]
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat on low to blend the butter, bacon fat, sugar and brown sugar.
  • Add the bourbon, vanilla, and eggs and continue beating on low until thoroughly blended.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture while on low, until completely combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and crumbled bacon, if using.
  • Scoop and round a tablespoon of dough and drop onto baking sheet. Continue filling both baking sheets, placing dough balls 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 9-11 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and repeat the process until the cookie dough is all baked.
  • Cookies may be kept airtight for a week or may be frozen for up to a month.