Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ridiculous Bacon Cookies

Yes, I admit, these cookies are outrageous.  They are basically grain-free chocolate chip cookies with little pieces of candied bacon.  Ridiculous?  Yes.  Delicious?  Absolutely.  Don't judge until you try them!  I'm not going to sit here and tell you these are the healthiest thing in the world, but I can say that they don't have a hint of gluten, grain, or added refined sugars (except what's in the chocolate).  What a fancy and unexpected treat!

Rich gooey chocolate chips with bits of candied bacon:  yum!

Ingredients (Makes 3 dozen cookies):
6-8 slices nitrate free bacon (even more if you're adventurous)
1/4c maple syrup or amber agave nectar
3c almond flour
1tsp baking soda
1tsp salt
2 large eggs
1/2c amber agave nectar
2tsp vanilla extract
1/2c butter, melted
1 1/2c semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

1. Preheat your oven to 350F.  Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil.  Spread your bacon slices across the pan in a single layer and coat each, top and bottom, with the maple syrup.  Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.  Remove and let cool then crumble or cut bacon into small pieces.
2. Turn the oven up to 375F.  Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl.  Pour the wet into the dry and make sure it's mixed thoroughly (I used a hand mixer).  Stir in your chocolate chips and bacon pieces.
3. Place cookie dough on a baking sheet lined with nonstick foil in rounded tablespoons.  Bake for 7-10 minutes (check to make sure they are golden brown but not dark brown!).  Remove, let cool a few minutes, and enjoy!

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