Milk Chocolate Maple Bacon Cookies

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Milk Chocolate Maple Bacon Cookies

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb. maple bacon
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Fuller’s Sugarhouse maple sugar, plus additional for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt, plus additional for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure Fuller’s Sugarhouse maple extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 oz. bag milk chocolate, semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until well browned and crispy
  2. Transfer to paper towels to drain and cool
  3. Reserve the bacon fat
  4. After the bacon has cooled, crumple into small chunks and set aside
  5. Meanwhile heat the oven to 375 degrees F and line 2-4 baking sheets with parchment paper
  6. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, 1/2 cup of reserved bacon fat, brown sugar, maple sugar, baking soda, salt and maple extract until light and fluffy
  7. Add the eggs one at a time, beating and scraping the bowl between additions
  8. Mix in the flour, then the chocolate chips and crumbled bacon
  9. Scoop the cookies onto the prepared baking sheets in 1 tablespoon mounds
  10. Mix together the extra salt and maple sugar (about 1 tablespoon of each), and sprinkle this on top of the raw cookies
  11. Bake for 10 to 12 min. or until golden around the edges, and the tops no longer look glossy.
  12. Allow to cool on baking sheets for 10 min.

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