Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bacon Experimentation: 3 out of 4

Bacon with bananas and tabasco: Yes!

Bacon with rumaki - (marinated chicken liver and water chestnuts): Yes!

Bacon with pinto beans, overnight in the crockpot: Yes!

Bacon in Chocolate Chip Cookies: Disturbing

I tried - really, I did. I was excited about Bacon for Dessert. George Clooney himself - possibly the sexiest man on earth -- raved about a bacon chocolate bar. So I did it for George.

I made a huge batch of my award-winning cookie dough, only to discover that a large handful of crispy bacon bits did not improve them in the least.

Sorry, George.

Here's the cookie recipe. You can add bacon - but I don't recommend it:

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

2/3 Cup butter
2/3 Cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 teas vanilla
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
3 bars (3 oz each) good quality dark, sweet chocolate (I like Lindt), broken into ½ inch pieces
2/3 cup chopped pecans


Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugars, egg and vanilla at medium speed until fluffy. On low speed, beat in flour, just until mixed. Stir in chocolate and nuts.

Refrigerate the dough. Form into balls with an ice cream scoop, and place on parchment. Bake one sheet at a time, for about 17 minutes. Do not over bake – cookies should be lightly browned and tops almost dry.

Enjoy.

1 comment:

Doni Greenberg said...

Thanks for the cookie recipe, Erin, I'll hold the bacon.