Candied Bacon-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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I’ve always considered myself to to be a hip and trendy kind of girl, especially when I was in my twenties.  As you get older, though, it gets a little harder to pull it off.  Still, I try to keep up with the times.  Having a sixteen year old daughter around to keep me informed doesn’t hurt either!

I’m a pretty adventurous “foodie” type person as well, both in restaurants and in my own kitchen.   Never one to shy away from trying new things, I’ve eaten a lot of foods that many would run from. (Although, I do draw the line at bugs and things that are still moving! But, I think you get my drift.)

One recent food trend that I’ve had a hard time wrapping my taste buds around, however, is the gratuitous pairing of bacon with various dessert foods. Don’t get me wrong.  I really like bacon – on a cheeseburger or lying next to some scrambled eggs.  But, bacon cupcakes?  Huh!  How about some bacon ice cream? Um…I don’t think so.   So, while I continued to read rapturous accounts of the love affair among bacon, butter, flour and sugar,  I still remained unmotivated to jump on the crowded bacon desserts bandwagon. Until this past Super Bowl Sunday, that is.

Mr. SGCC and I were invited to a Super Bowl Party, and of course I couldn’t show up empty handed.  I wanted to come up with something that a bunch of beer guzzling, chili eating sports fans would go for.  I also wanted something that wouldn’t drip, run or spill. (All that beer guzzling makes you sloppy.)  I could have just baked some regular old chocolate chip cookies, but anyone could do that.  I’m the Queen of SGCC-Land!  I had to step it up a little. People expect more from me! (Oh, the pressure!)

I was scrambling for ideas, and then I thought, “What about bacon?”.

BACON! In chocolate chip cookies?  Hmmm.  Why not?  It could work.  And, it did. read more >>

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