This ain’t your average cookie! Salty and sweet make a winning pair in this creative take on a chocolate chip cookie.
I’ll just go ahead an apologize now for all the desserts on the blog lately. It’s been bad! If you’ve been here awhile, you know I usually share a lot of healthy recipes with an occasional splurge here and there. But it’s the holidays, so I’m reversing that! Fortunately I’ve got a lot of willing taste testers, so I don’t have to eat allll of these treats by myself.
Today I’m joining my friend Erin from The Speckled Palate and more than 50 other bloggers for the Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange! We are all sharing cookie recipes throughout the week (you can find the list here, it will grow throughout the week!).
We are also giving away a fabulous prize pack including a KitchenAid mixer! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter to win.
Now, on to my cookie recipe! I’ve been wanting to try making a cookie with bacon in it for awhile now. I am a firm believer that bacon isn’t just for breakfast. I use it in all sorts of recipes, even desserts! If you love the combination of salty and sweet, you’ve got to give this a try!
Each bite of these cookies is packed with flavor. The bacon adds a savory maple flavor. The pretzels add a salty crunch. And the chocolate chips add a bit of sweetness.
If you are in the mood to do some holiday baking, give these Bacon Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies a try! You won’t regret it, I promise. Be sure to Instagram a picture and tag @asavoryfeast!
Recipe adapted from Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies from Baking Beauty.
- 1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 slices of thick cut maple bacon, cooked crisp and chopped roughly
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup pretzels, chopped into pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix butters and sugars until creamy.
- Stir in eggs, vanilla, salt, baking soda and cornstarch.
- Gradually stir in the flour, adding a little bit at a time.
- Fold in bacon, chocolate chips and pretzels.
- Place cookie dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Cool for 3 minutes on the pan, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
Enter the Giveaway!
60+ blog friends are sharing gorgeous cookie recipes from today through next Saturday, and today, I’ve teamed up with 50 other bloggers to bring you The Sweetest Season’s Sweetest Cookie Giveaway! We’ve put together an incredible cookie baking prize package, and we can’t wait to tell you more about it.
row two: The Speckled Palate | The Gift of Gab | think fruitful | Majorly Delicious | Sugar Dish Me | An Oregon Cottage | A Savory Feast | The Foodie Patootie | Twin Stripe | Hidden Fruits and Veggies
row three: Appeasing a Food Geek | DC Girl in Pearls | Bessie Bakes | Brunch with Joy | Cooking With Libby | 2 Cookin Mamas | Lou Lou Biscuit | Me and My Pink Mixer | Wetherills Say I Do | The Little Epicurean |
row four: The Emotional Baker | Cake ‘n Knife | Glisten and Grace | Meredith Noelle | The Secret Ingredient [is love] | SammaSpot | Hey There Sunshine | Natasha Red Blog | Flavors & Sabores | Macheesmo
row five: Beer Girl Cooks | My California Roots | Butchers Niche | The Skinny Pot | Sustaining the Powers | Feast + West | Not Your Average Southern Belle | Vanilla And Bean | Our Life Inspired | That Square Plate
Be sure to check out our blogs to see all of our cookie recipes throughout the week! We’re using the hashtag #sweetestseasoncookies on social media this week, and we’re joining even more bloggers baking cookies, so it’s going to be a grand time!
Now, on to the giveaway!
A whopping 51 bloggers teamed up to bring you an awesome cookie-centric giveaway! We picked out a stand mixer and other goodies to make baking this season go smoothly. And, a big thank you goes out to the generous sponsors who helped with The Sweetest Season by organizing, as well as providing products to the participating bloggers and donating some incredible prizes for our giveaway! Be sure to check out Imperial Sugar, Dixie Crystals, Bob’s Red Mill, Cabot Creamery and The Crumby Cupcake for lots of great recipe ideas. And check out Garnishing Co., who designed our graphics.
We’re giving away The Sweetest Cookie Prize Pack, and it is worth $690! See the Rafflecopter below to enter to win this amazing set of cookie baking goodies. The prize pack includes:
- One KitchenAid 5-Qt. Artisan Design Series Stand Mixer with Glass Bowl in Sugar Pearl Silver // $315 value
- One $50 Bob’s Red Mill gift card and one exclusive set of Bob’s Red Mill products: One 5-lb. bag Organic All Purpose Flour, one 5-lb. bag Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, one 40-oz. bag Almond Meal, one 28-oz. bag Sparkling Sugar, one 28-oz. bag Cane Sugar // $95 value
- Two 4-lb. bags of Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals granulated sugar, one My First Cookbook and a silicone baking mat // $50 value
- Coupons for $40 worth of Cabot Creamery products, including butter and yogurt // $40 value
- One OXO Good Grips 5-Quart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl // $35 value
- One Jenaluca Stainless Steel Medium Cookie Scoop // $33 value
- One 2-piece Calphalon Nonstick Baking Sheet Set // $30 value
- One 10” x 15” Stainless Steel Metal Cooling Rack // $25 value
- One 7-piece OXO Good Grips Multi-colored Nesting Measuring Beaker Set // $20 value
- One GIR: Get It Right Ultimate Spatula in Gray // $19 value
- One 5-piece R & M Snowflake Cookie Cutter Set // $10 value
- One OXO Good Grips 11” Balloon Whisk // $10 value
- One OXO Good Grips Silicone Cookie Spatula // $8 value
- Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter widget below. Everyone gets a free entry! You can enter multiple times, up to 65 total entries by following the giveaway sponsors on social media. (If you’ve followed in the past, that counts! Just enter the information as prompted.) All entries will be verified. No purchase is necessary to win.
- The giveaway is open until Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST. One winner will be chosen at random and e-mailed within 48 hours. Winners must claim prize within 48 hours of initial contact. The retail value of the prize is $690. Prizes listed above are the only ones available.
- Open to U.S. residents with a valid shipping address only. Must be 18 years of age as of December 5, 2015.
- To read all giveaway terms and conditions, visit the giveaway terms and conditions page or click the option in the Rafflecopter below to review them.