Bacon. Bourbon. Chocolate. OMG Cookies.

Chocolate bourbon and bacon cookies

Bacon. Bourbon. Chocolate. OMG Cookies.

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Servings1 dozen
Prep Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes


Baking sheet
Immersion blender or stand up blender


  • cups all-purpose unbleached flour, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 6 ounces bacon, chopped small
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter , room temperature
  • ¼ cup bacon fat , cooled. If not enough fat, supplement with vegetable shortening
  • tablespoons bourbon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, tip: bourbon vanilla from Trader Joe's
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, tip: half milk/half dark chips


  • Set oven to 375 degrees.
  • Add chopped bacon to a medium skillet over med high heat. Be sure to cook the pieces until they are crisp!  
    6 ounces bacon
  • Remove and blot with paper towels. Pour bacon grease from pan in a glass measuring cup. If not quite 1/4 cup, add some vegetable shortening to (still) hot skillet and allow to melt until reaching 1/4 cup in total. Chill in refrigerator. Option: place in an ice bath to speed up the cool down.
  • In a mixer bowl, add butter, cooled bacon fat, bourbon, vanilla and sugars. Turn on to medium speed for several minutes using a stand up mixer with paddle or hand held beaters until creamy. Take care to scrape sides with rubber spatula. Add in egg and mix until well combined. 
    1/4 cup unsalted butter
    1/4 cup bacon fat
    1½ tablespoons bourbon
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    6 tablespoons granulated sugar
    1/2 cup dark brown sugar
    1 large egg
  • In a bowl, mix together, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt then add dry mixture in 3 parts to wet batter, combining on low speed or mixing by hand.
    1¼ cups all-purpose unbleached flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Fold in chocolate chips and bacon until evenly distributed in the batter. 
    1 cup chocolate chips
    6 ounces bacon
  • For a larger cookie (as recipe is designed) drop by tablespoon about 1½ inches apart and bake for 12 minutes. If making a smaller cookie, cooking time will be reduced. Check at 10 minutes. Cookies should be lightly browned on top when done.
  • Once out of the oven, allow to cool on the cookie sheet 5 minutes before moving cookies to a cooling rack. Best enjoyed with a great cup of coffee!



Serving: 1g | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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