Friday, July 22, 2011

Dark Chocolate, Bacon, and pictures!

Oh yeah. I went there. You knew it was only a matter of time.  However, I did it for a good cause.  My mom, sister and I hosted a Bridesmaid's Luncheon last Friday for one of my sister's best friends.  When discussing the menu options, I found out that one of the bride's favorite foods is BACON!  Of course, my mind immediately went to dessert options....cupcakes with bacon, cookies with bacon...and we decided on these fabulous chocolate-chocolate chip bacon cookies.  I just made a few substitutions and BAM! Yummy, scrumptious, sweet'n'salty combo!!  Yes, it really is good.  Even after baking over a hundred cookies, and possibly consuming an unheard of amount of batter, I still wanted to eat them the next day.
Jars and photo by life is reed-iculous
My sister made these adorable little favor jars, which we filled with the cookies, and used them as favors and place card holders.  They looked really cute on the table.  I thought my mom did an excellent job with the tables. I loved it, but blue and white are my passion.  You know, next to chocolate.
The luncheon went very well, the food was fantastic, and the weather was perfect.  My parents live on the water, so it was nice to be able to enjoy the gorgeous view and walk outside.  The cool front moved in just for the wedding weekend!  It has moved right back out again...over 100 degrees yesterday, and just as hot or hotter today.  Yowza.

So the recipe already!

Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies slightly adapted from allrecipes.com

6 slices maple-cured bacon, chopped *you can use this or candy your own bacon

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 cup softened butter

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup cocoa powder  *I used 1/3 cup Hershey's Dark Cocoa and 1/3 cup regular cocoa

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks *I used 1 cup dark-chocolate chips.  I didn't want to overpower the bacon and 2 cups of dark chocolate when have been fabulous too much.

Directions

1.Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2.Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble.

3.Beat the sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer in a large bowl until fluffy and smooth. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix in the chocolate chips and bacon. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

4.Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Let stand 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

I'll do another post next week of the other foods from the luncheon.  Since I was busy eating performing my hostess duties I didn't get many pics, but I can share some recipes!

Y'all have a great weekend!  It's gonna be HOT!

I'm linking this recipe up with Homemaker on a Dime, Delightfully Dowling, Mouthwatering Monday @ A Southern Fairytale, Skip to my Lou, Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl CreativeMaking the World CuterDelicious Dishes at It's a Blog Party, Tuesdays at the Table at All the Small Stuff,  Hearth and Soul Blog Hop, Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays @ 33 Shades of Green, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Made from Scratch Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday @ For The Love Of Blogs,Blue Cricket Design, At Home with Haley, Lady Behind the Curtain,  Little Brick Ranch, These Chicks Cooked, Miz Helen's Country CottageMangoes and Chutney for Fat Camp Fridays, EKat's Kitchen (currently being held at Girlichef), Simply Delish, Feeding Four, It's a Keeper, Bacon Time with the Hungry Hungry Hypo, The Sweet Details for Savory Sunday, Alli n Son, Sweet As Sugar Cookies, Eat at Home (Ingredient Spotlight: Cocoa), Eat at Home (Ingredient Spotlight: Bacon)

19 comments:

  1. Love it! I want to make these!! The luncheon and the wedding were just gorgeous!

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  2. Yum. I love bacon. In anything! The jars are a great idea!

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  3. Those look delicious! I've made the candied bacon before and it was really good.

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  4. It's too bad you're already married...cause you, me, and these cookies would have had an awesome future together.

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  5. I bet those were tasty! The jar decorations were super cute too! Thanks for sharing with Made From Scratch Tuesday!

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  6. Stopping by from It's a Blog Party. These look amazing! I've always wanted to try bacon for dessert but was too chicken. You have put me over the edge. Now...how do you make candied bacon??

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  7. I just subscribed to your blog (via Google reader), you have some great recipes here and I'll be looking for those zucchini brownies. This recipe reminds me of some chocolate chip peanut butter bacon cookies Piggy-Out Cookies that I posted. I'll have to give these a try.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  8. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

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  9. My son has been begging me to make a cookie with bacon in it. I'll be bookmarking this one!

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  10. Chocolate + Bacon = Love!! :0) Can't wait to try these out!!

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  11. Going to feature these on Friday, I already know it. How could I not? Thanks for linking up at Bacon Time. Always glad you came.

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  12. These cookies are just awesome! I can't wait to make this recipe we will just love it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  13. I know quite a few teenage boys who would go crazy for this recipe! What is it with teenage boys and bacon anyways? Your recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  14. Yum.

    Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish.
    Simply Delish Saturday

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  15. Chocolate and bacon. Okay, you won me over. Thanks for sharing with Fat Camp Friday, see you next time!

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  16. Thank You So MUCH for joining me last week for Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow and share more of your recipes with us.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  17. Hello! I found you through At Home With Haley’s Blog Hop. Lovin' your chocolate bacon cookie recipe!

    Have a great day! Sherri
    http://www.FoodBasics101.com
    Facebook- http://tinyurl.com/FoodBasics101

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  18. oh yea i most definitly adore BACON!

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