Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

We love chocolate chip cookies. Who doesn’t? It’s the perfect dessert for school lunches, family parties, or whenever your sweet tooth comes calling! Amp up the sweetness by adding candied bacon bits to the batter for Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies! Wellshire Bacon Bits require no cooking and are super easy to add flavor to your favorite recipes!

Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies is a great new recipe to mix it up a bit this time!





Total Time

35 min

Prep Time

20 min prep

Cook Time

15 min cook


  • 2 packages Wellshire Bacon Bits
  • brown sugar as much as needed to coat bacon bits
  • 12oz bread flour
  • tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 8oz melted unsalted butter
  • 2oz sugar about 1/4 cup
  • 8oz brown sugar about 1 cup
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12oz semisweet chocolate chips or whatever chocolate chips you prefer


Candy the Bacon

  • Spread the bacon bits over a foil covered baking sheet.
  • Cover the bacon bits with a thin layer of brown sugar.
  • Bake for 12 minutes at 425°F. Watch carefully after minute 10, as this can burn quickly! Let cool.

Make the Cookie Dough

  • Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream together the melted butter and sugars with a mixer.
  • Whisk together the milk, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the egg mixture to the butter and sugar. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add the flour to the wet ingredients gradually, mixing until well incorporated.
  • Add the chocolate chips and the candied bacon bits. Mix together by hand.
  • Chill the dough for one hour.
  • Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scoop out the dough, with your favorite cookie scoop, onto the cookie sheets.
  • Bake sheets 2 at a time for 15 minutes, rotating the pans at the half-way point.
  • Transfer parchment sheets to a cooling rack for at least 5 minutes before eating.
    Adapted from Alton Brown’s “The Chewy” recipe.


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