Thursday, November 14, 2013

For When You Sweat Like a Pig (Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies)

Here's something interesting.  Deodorant has been a part of our daily routines (or should be....ewe) since the late nineteenth century.  The most exciting thing to happen to the product has been the introduction antiperspirant.  And since then, nothing.  I'm not expecting flashing lights or bells and whistles, but where is the excitement?!?  Whether you like it or not, the news in the world of underarm fungus blocker is...wait for it....Bacon Deodorant.  Yes.  It exists.  I think this is one bacon bandwagon product that I'll avoid.  For now.  Check it out here.

If that wasn't enough to keep the Bacon News World rocking this week, I was advised by my friend Marcia that Jeff Probst, yes, Survivor Host Extraordinaire, would be appearing on the CBS show "Two and a Half Men", wearing nothing but bacon.  It's bacon news, so of course I had to investigate (for the bacon, yes, really, for the bacon).  Sure enough, Marcia tells no lies....check out what the Huffington Post had to say about it.

This week's recipe was requested by my friend Maggie.  She simply asked if I have ever made Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies before.  I said sure and asked if she wanted a recipe.  She really just wanted me to make the cookies.  I couldn't disappoint her.  You won't be disappointed either.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 5 dozen cookies

6 slices of bacon, cooked, crumbled
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 (12 ounce) package Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake Bacon on a wire rack over a cookie sheet or on a broiler pan for 20-25 minutes or until desired doneness.  Cool, drain on a paper towel, and crumble.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition to the mix. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and bacon. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto un-greased baking sheets.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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