Some people prefer nuts in their chocolate chip cookies. I prefer candied bacon. This was the very first dessert I came up with when I opened BarBacon. These cookies remain on the menu to this day and continue to be extremely popular. In the summer, we serve them sandwiched with bacon ice cream.
In a small bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the butter and both sugars and, using a handheld mixer, mix until light and fluffy. Add the whole egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate and bacon.
Using a medium ice cream scoop (about
Once the cookies are cool, dust with confectioners’ sugar. Store in a container with a tight-fitting lid for up to 3 days.
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