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Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies


I sent my son off to school today with all his Valentine’s Day cards. I spend way too much time on there and find the cutest things. For homemade Valentine’s, I’ve been seeing cards like this one all over Pinterest. It’s a picture of your kid holding out their hand holding an actual lollipop. It’s too cute, so we had to make our own. Here’s the one he took to school today.

For a homemade Valentine’s treat, I thought I would make my family’s favorite, chocolate chip cookies, but with a twist. Since bacon makes everything better, I decided to add some bacon to this batch of cookies. We had some bacon chocolate chip cookies at a friends house over the holidays, and I have to say they were some of the best cookies ever. Bacon adds a salty flavorful punch that makes chocolate chip cookies way better.


This recipe is based on the NY Times chocolate chip cookie, so this recipes makes a pretty big cookie. To start, I chopped up a 1/2 lb bacon and cooked it crisp. Then I creamed my butter, bacon fat and sugars together. Then I added eggs, the bourbon vanilla and the dry ingredients. Lastly I added the chocolate chips and crispy bacon pieces.

For this recipe I made my own bourbon vanilla, but you can also buy bourbon vanilla, or just use the ordinary vanilla. Paula has a great tutorial here for DIY Bourbon Vanilla Extract.


Speaking of bacon, America loves it! Check out this cool infographic from Smithfield. I think it’s too cute, and who knew that so many people preferred bacon to roses for Valentine’s Day? I bet all those bacon lovers would go crazy for some bacon roses!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Smithfield Infographic

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This post sponsored by Smithfield. All opinions 100% mine.

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