Holiday Recipe Exchange – Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Trish from Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity is hosting a Holiday Recipe Exchange. I figure nothing says holidays like cookies and cookie exchanges, so here is a recipe idea I got from a friend of mine.


I was chatting with Jen (Devourer of Books) the other day after she came back from a cookie swap. She mentioned picking up a Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie that she was saving for her husband. (Poor girl doesn’t actually like bacon herself. Moment of silence please.)


Over the years I have gotten used to the idea that bacon is awesome with pretty much anything. Bacon wrapped figs…amazing. Scallops wrapped in bacon with creamy polenta…amazing. Elvis’s peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich…we’ll take his word for it. All that being said, the idea of these cookies really appealed to me. I upped the ante and found a recipe for Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies at


Photo Credit: Kat Martinez.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped cooked bacon
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • Beat together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add one egg; beat until blended into the butter mixture. Add the remaining egg, vanilla extract, and maple extract; beat until well blended and slightly fluffy.
  • Stir in the flour mixture a little at a time, mixing just until combined. Stir in the bacon and chocolate chips. Scoop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges turn golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven, and cool on a wire rack.
  • Eat and Enjoy!

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  1. Did someone say bacon? I’d love to try those cookies! I was going to buy a chocolate/bacon candy bar for his stocking, but Carl put a nix on it saying it sounded gross. Now I wish I’d bought it anyway.

  2. Mmmmm bacon. I haven’t tried the bacon in something sweet thing yet, but I’m willing to give it a try. As for Jen not liking bacon… I guess that is a forgivable flaw. 🙂

  3. Jen doesn’t like bacon?!? Are you sure that’s what she said? Moment of silence, indeed! Haha!
    I’ve had bacon cookies once and it was extremely yummy! I might have to try this recipe too, soon!

  4. This cookies looks yummy! I will try this. I hope I can make this lol! I’m not that good in cooking 🙂

  5. OH my gosh! I die. It does sound like a really unusal combination but I bet the sweet and savory together are awesome!

    Thanks for sharing with the holiday exchange. 😉

  6. I just love cookie, and always looking for new recipes. They sounds like perfectly wonderful Chocolate Chip Cookie to me! Thanks for sharing.

  7. The maple bacon cookies looks yummy. You also took nice pictures. I also have a daycare and will try this recipe for lunch with my daycare babies.