Caution: Cookie Work In Progress

I’m looking at a stack of paper, notebook rippings, scrawled on napkins, and shopping lists beside me that consist of all sort of recipes marked as “in progress”. Today’s project was to organize and bound them all together. Pen, hole punch, and binder in hand: I cranked up some Beyonce and dove at the pile. Once I was done, I thought it might be fun to share some of the recipes with everyone. Please bare in mind that they are in progress. I’ll make notes of what I’m still looking for in them and maybe you can solve what I haven’t in your own culinary adventures!

First up, Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies! I’ve made two batches of these now and sent them over to my taste testers at Three Rings Design. Most of the reviews were a long the lines of “I don’t like to mix sweet and savory”; but the folks that mash all their food together thought that the bacon was a little to subtle and abrupt because it just had bacon bits in it. This is the recipe that has bacon bits in it. Next time around I think I’m going to also substitute some bacon fat for butter.

5 cups cake flour

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 cups butter

1 tsp salt

3 tsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

2 packs of smoked bacon

22 oz. dark chocolate chips

4 eggs

3 tsp. vanilla

-cream room temperature butter with sugars.

-add eggs one at a time, allowing each to incorporate fully.

-add vanilla. Scrape the bowl and paddle.

-add dries. Scrape the bowl and paddle.

-cook, drain, cool, and crumble bacon then add to the mix.

-add chocolate chips.

-bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

-This yields a lot of cookies, so maybe cut it in half.

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