Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie for the Bacon Lover in Your Life

My boy Liam is all about bacon. Liam and bacon… bacon chicken, bacon sandwiches, and now, bacon chocolate chip cookie pie.

We had made bacon chocolate chip cookies before, Liam and me, but it wasn’t until recently that our recipe evolved into pie form. We were having another family over for dinner and Liam (true to form) requested bacon cookies for dessert, but I had wanted to serve something a little more formal. After a short discussion, we decided to see if we could do both and thus the bacon chocolate chip cookie pie was born!

 

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

The recipe for this one is pretty straight forward, with a few minor considerations around the bacon.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Cook the bacon over a low heat for about fifteen minutes. You will want just about all the fat to be cooked up. Then pass it through a fine mesh strainer to separate the bacon and the grease, setting the grease in the fridge to let it harden up.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Used alongside the butter, the bacon grease gives these cookies a little extra kick of salty goodness.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Mix up your cookie dough, chopping up the bacon to toss in near the end.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

 

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

I just love the way the chocolate and the bacon bits look side by side. Almost as good as they look all mixed up together.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Scoop your dough into Ramekins, pressing gently to get an even surface. They will rise a little, so aim to fill them about two-thirds of the way.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Serve warm with a dollop of ice cream on top and you have a salty-sweet treat to make even the most discerning bacon lover squeal with delight (or maybe that’s just Liam).

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

By TheSweetNerd  

August 9, 2017

  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • 35 mins

    10 mins

    45 mins

Ingredients

6 ounces slab bacon, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

3/4 cup (6 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup cane sugar

1 cup firmly packed light muscovado sugar or dark brown sugar

2 extra-large eggs at room temperature

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon smoked sea salt flakes

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup (4 ounces) chocolate discs or chunks

3 ounces bacon-chocolate candy bar, broken into pieces with your hands

Directions

1In a saucepan over low heat, cook the bacon until the meat is caramelized and most of the fat is rendered, approximately 15 minutes. Strain the bacon and all the fat from the pan through a fine-mesh strainer, reserving the fat and bacon separately. Refrigerate the fat until solidified. It is ready when it turns solid like shortening.

2Weigh the bacon fat. You need 2 ounces for this recipe. If the fat is less than 2 ounces, add enough unsalted butter to make up the difference.

3In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the bacon fat and the 3/4 cup butter briefly on medium speed for 10 to 20 seconds to combine. Add the sugars and beat until the butter mixture is aerated and pale in color, approximately 4 minutes. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula to bring the batter together.

4Crack the eggs into a small cup or bowl and add the vanilla.

5In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salts, baking powder, and baking soda.

6On medium speed, add the eggs and vanilla, one egg at a time, mixing the first briefly before adding the second, until the batter resembles cottage cheese, approximately 5 seconds for each egg. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula to bring the batter together. Mix on medium speed for 20 to 30 seconds to make nearly homogeneous.

7Add the dry ingredients all at once and mix on low speed until the dough just comes together but still looks shaggy, approximately 30 seconds. Do not overmix. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer. With a plastic bench scraper, bring the dough completely together by hand and fold in the bacon, chocolate and candy bar pieces.

8Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and line with plastic wrap, leaving a 4-inch overhang on all sides. Transfer the dough to the pan and pat down into the pan to make it even. Cover the dough with the overhanging plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.

9Heat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit and lightly coat a couple of half sheet pans with cooking spray. Remove the set dough from the pan and place on a cutting board. Cut the dough into 1 1/2 inch strips. Then cut each strip into 1/2 inch pieces of dough.

10Evenly space 12 pieces of dough on a prepared sheet pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Rotate the pan and bake until the shape of the pieces has relaxed and the tops look set, approximately 5 to 7 minutes more. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 1 to 2 minutes. Using a metal spatula, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.

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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

22 Comments

  • Lorna Soonhee Umphrey
    11 months ago

    Yep, there’s nothing better than some bacon mixed in with some sort of chocolatey sweetness. Dying to try this!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      11 months ago

      I agree Lorna, chocolate and bacon is one of the best combos there is.

  • Kendall
    11 months ago

    I looooove the blue color pop and bacon is my fave! Put it together with chocolate and I’ll never say no

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      11 months ago

      Thanks for noticing Kendall! I’m trying something new with pops of color…!

  • Ryan Arnold
    11 months ago

    Oh my goodness. Is it cookie season already? Actually…all the time is cookie season. Especially. When. It. Involves. BACON.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      11 months ago

      Yes – all the time is cookie season. But true, it does make me look forward to the holidays…

  • These are just chocolate chip cookie perfection here! I’m with your son. I’m all about the bacon and love the addition of the salty with the chocolate. Nice!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      11 months ago

      I’ll let Liam know he’s not alone…:)

  • 11 months ago

    I’m like…yeah, I could do this. Sweet and salty perfection! Love the presentation too. <3

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      11 months ago

      Thanks!

  • Bacon and chocolate just work together! Love the cookie pie idea 🙂

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      11 months ago

      Thanks Maryanne – the ramekins make it all so cute.

  • 11 months ago

    How interesting. I guess it’s true, you CAN put bacon in anything to make it better!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      11 months ago

      And then add the dollop of ice cream on the top – yum!

  • 11 months ago

    What? Bacon AND chocolate chips in a pie!! That’s crazy! And genius! And inspired! No wonder Liam loves bacon!! (A man after my own heart!)

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      11 months ago

      And mine too, Beth!

  • I would never have thought of combining the two but I LOVE BACON and I LOVE CHOCOLATE. So what could go wrong with that? 🙂

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      11 months ago

      Absolutely nothing. 🙂

  • 11 months ago

    This recipe looks so amazing! All of my favorite ingredients in one delicious treat!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      11 months ago

      Thanks Emily!

  • They say we’re in the midst of a bacon outage….oh, well I guess I’ve gotta contribute to the outrage and make a whole lot of these! Yum!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      11 months ago

      Seriously Britt? I didn’t hear that but please don’t tell me it’s true!

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