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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies



Prep Time

25 min

Cook Time

20 min


These aren’t your average chocolate chip cookies. Our bacon chocolate chip cookies recipe takes a classic favorite and infuses it with the irresistible smoky flavor of Coleman Hickory Smoked Uncured Bacon. It’s a match made in culinary heaven, where sweet and savory collide in a delightful symphony of taste.


  • 1 package Coleman Hickory Smoked Uncured Bacon
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate chopped into small pieces


In a large frying pan or cast iron skillet, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from pan and drain on a paper towel. Strain the bacon fat through a fine sieve and measure out a 1/3 cup. Chill the bacon fat until it sets and becomes solid.
Preheat the oven to 375° F.
Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, chilled bacon fat, granulated sugar, dark brown sugar and vanilla until well combined. Alternatively, use a large mixing bowl and hand mixer to combine.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in the reserved flour mixture.
Gently stir in about 1/3 of the cooked bacon pieces and all of the chopped chocolate bits.
Place a heaping tablespoon of the cookie dough onto two parchment-lined baking sheets at least 3 inches apart.
Sprinkle remaining bacon pieces on top of cookies, gently pressing them on so they stick to the cookie dough.
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool pans on wire racks for 5-10 minutes before removing cookies from the pans.

Products in This Recipe

The Secret Ingredient: Coleman Hickory Smoked Uncured Bacon

We start with our premium Coleman Hickory Smoked Uncured Bacon, slow-smoked over real hickory wood for an authentic, robust flavor. We render the bacon fat to create a rich, flavorful base for our cookie dough. This not only adds an incredible depth of flavor but also makes these cookies delightfully moist and chewy.

Dairy-Free Option

For those with dietary restrictions or preferences, this recipe can easily be made dairy-free. Simply replace the unsalted butter with additional bacon fat, ensuring the total amount of fat remains the same. This simple swap won’t compromise the flavor or texture of the cookies, allowing everyone to enjoy this delectable treat.

Fuel Your Morning: A Protein-Packed Breakfast Cookie

To make these cookies a breakfast powerhouse, here’s how we adjust the recipe:

  • Reduce Sugar: Instead of 3/4 cup each of granulated and brown sugar, use 1/4 cup of each. You can also substitute a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup to taste.
  • Use the Bacon Grease: Instead of the butter, you can use the bacon grease from the Coleman uncured bacon options. Since there aren’t any nitrates or artificial ingredients in our bacon, it is healthier than the butter option.
  • Add Protein: Stir in 1/2 cup of your favorite protein powder. Choose a flavor that complements the bacon and chocolate, such as vanilla or chocolate.
  • Boost Fiber: Incorporate 1/2 cup of rolled oats or other whole grains for added fiber and texture.

These simple changes create a cookie that’s high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats, providing sustained energy to keep you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal.

Tips for Baking Perfect Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Chill the Dough: For thicker, chewier cookies, chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking. This will prevent the cookies from spreading too much in the oven.
  • Don’t Over bake: Keep a close eye on the cookies as they bake. They should be golden brown around the edges and slightly soft in the center.
  • Customize Your Toppings: Get creative with your toppings! In addition to bacon bits and chocolate chips, try adding chopped nuts, dried fruit, or even a sprinkle of sea salt for an extra flavor dimension.
  • Store Properly: Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, freeze the cookies for up to 3 months.

A Cookie for Every Occasion

Whether you enjoy them as a sweet treat after dinner or as a protein-packed breakfast, these Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies are sure to become a new favorite. They’re perfect for sharing with friends and family, bringing to potlucks or parties, or simply indulging in a moment of deliciousness.

Ready to elevate your cookie game? Grab a package of Coleman Hickory Smoked Uncured Bacon, your favorite chocolate chips, and let’s get baking!

Did You Know?

Bacon fat is a versatile ingredient that can be used in various recipes. It adds a unique depth of flavor to savory dishes like roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes. You can also use it to sauté onions or garlic, or even to pop popcorn.

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