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Bourbon-Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Yield: 30 1x

Ingredients

  • 4 T. Bourbon
  • 3/4 lb. bacon, cut into 1” dice
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c. reserved bacon fat
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz. dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large saute pan, cook the diced bacon until crisp. Strain the fat through a fine mesh strainer and chill in the until fat turns partially solid and is set.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine the flour, baking podwer, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Beat together the butter, chilled bacon fat, granulated sugar light and dark brown sugars, vanilla and bourbon in a large bowl. Beat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the eggs one at a time then add in the flour mixture in small batches.
  5. Stir in the bacon pieces by hand and then add the chocolate.
  6. Drop by large Tablespoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet and cook for 10-11 minutes.