The Bacon Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookie
We really should not be left alone in the kitchen with a bottle of bourbon. Things happen. Weird things. Sometimes the weird things are also good things. And occasionally something great happens, like these Bacon Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies. Take the three best things you’ve ever had, and bake them into a cookie. What do you get? The four best things you’ve ever had.
Bacon, bourbon, chocolate, or cookies? How could you choose only one? Well you don’t have to with this recipe. One of the secrets of this cookie is that some of the fat comes from the bacon instead of butter, making them positively heavenly. They are chewy, both sweet and salty; and they are perfect. They’re the kind of cookies that are going to get you winks at parties, the kind of cookies that will get you nominated for an award. They’re the kind of cookies that will inspire you to quit your job and hitchhike across the country in a toga.
All we can say is, eat these. Go ahead, get cookie grease stains on your favorite shirt. Indulge in some secret behavior with these cookies. Pour a tipple of bourbon over one of our handcrafted whiskey stones, and eat a few while they’re still warm. And then, and only then, share a couple.
Bacon Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 strips bacon
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips