Now, forgive me if this has already been done. I know I'm way behind the food trends and I'm sure this recipe could be duplicated at home. I mean, is it really that hard to mix in maple smoked bacon into cookie batter and bake? No, not for me but tell that to my uncooperative oven with varying hot spots which makes baking anything for that matter a big pain in my ass. The Donato clan would not be happy with a frustrated wife/mom cursing her oven. So, instead I make my way here after a mid day matinée watching Battle L.A. (great movie btw). Behind a line of hungry patrons, most of whom are locals or locals bringing their weekend guests, I wait patiently till I get up to the counter where these bad boys are cradled in a basket.
Today's momma fresh baked specials were cake pops, peanut butter cookies, PBJ cookies and the BCC cookies. No nutella versions today. Be forewarned as these are just average sized cookies and not the beyond-normal proportion cookies that so many of us are used to paying. Two baggies, four cookies in total, $3 and some change later I walk out a happy gal.
When opening each bag you can't ignore the smokey aroma coming from the bacon and the sweetness of the chocolate.
Upon closer inspection (oink!oink!) you can see pieces of the candied bacon.
Soft centered cookies with crisy edges just the way I like them.
Each cookie had a good ratio of chocolate to bacon to dough. The bacon was maple smoked so the cookie didn't need all that much bacon pieces for the scent and flavor to permeate the disc. As it turned out the bacon didn't have a lot of saltiness to it which I thought would have given the cookie a nice balance to the smokiness and sweetness coming from it and the semi sweet chocolate chips.
The Market Grill