Some people feel everything tastes better with bacon. I am not one of those people, but I do think these are delicious and a nice sweet-and-salty variation on the standard chocolate chip.
8 ounces of bacon, plus grease
2 sticks butter
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
handfuls of chocolate chips (to taste)
Cook the bacon until it’s crispy, then crumble. Pour 1/4 cup of the bacon grease (cooled a bit) into a mixing bowl with the butter and brown sugar. Mix until creamy and light in color, 5-10 minutes. Add eggs one by one. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl, then fold into dough. Mix in crumbled bacon and chocolate chips. Let sit in the fridge for a few hours so flavors can mix. Bake in an oven at 350 for 8-12 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!
They’re not for everyone, but they’re worth trying, for sure!