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December 7, 2007 11:33 PM   Subscribe

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies. Other bacon cookies have been mentioned before, but considering how well-received bacon and odd food pairings have generally been (among other unapologetic monstrosities), I decided this was worth sharing. [via]
posted by Lush (35 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
A friend of mine tried bacon on vanilla ice cream, and said that it was very good.

I wouldn't be surprised if bacon chocolate chip cookies were decent.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:01 AM on December 8, 2007


Salt and chocolate go well together. I'm not surprised (salty) bacon and chocolate pair well.

If you enjoy this pairing, try sea salt-flavored chocolate, or chipotle-flavored chocolate. Good stuff.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:09 AM on December 8, 2007


Tried 'em, not as good as I had hoped. Bacon greasy.
posted by furtive at 12:11 AM on December 8, 2007


I wouldn't be surprised if bacon chocolate chip cookies were decent.

http://www.metafilter.com/61537/Dont-Forget-the-Bacon#1707076
posted by cmgonzalez at 12:12 AM on December 8, 2007


I think you'd want the bacon "well done", fried long enough to be stiff and crumbly. Among other things, that makes most of the grease go out of it.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:12 AM on December 8, 2007


Also, I propose changing the site name to MetaBacon.
posted by cmgonzalez at 12:12 AM on December 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


While I do love me some bacon, whenever it's mentioned in this sort of context, I can't help but wonder if something else is going on. I mean, bacon has ALWAYS been delicious, but only in say, the past few years has bacon risen to iconic status. I can only attribute this to:

a) A perfectly executed stealth marketing play on behalf of the pork industry. The "rise of bacon" does coincide rather nicely with the consolidation and institutionalization of the pork industry.

b) It's up there with "kittens are cute" as just about the only thing we can all agree on. It doesnt matter if your appreciation is ironic, patriotic, or gourmet, it's still delicious. In these fractious times we need a unifying force, and bacon just happened to be available.

I tend to lean towards A only because I'm cynical, and I've worked in advertising. Also, as much as I love bacon, I've recently re-discovered that cheeseburgers are better without bacon. In this day and age, that's pretty much akin to Keanu waking up in that tub of goo.
posted by billyfleetwood at 12:44 AM on December 8, 2007


Confession: I actually don't eat bacon. This stuff amuses me nonetheless.
posted by cmgonzalez at 1:04 AM on December 8, 2007


Also, as much as I love bacon, I've recently re-discovered that cheeseburgers are better without bacon.

Careful, son. You're about to plunge headlong through the looking glass when you realize that, as delicious as bacon is, everything is better without bacon, even bacon.

And then things start to get weird.
posted by "Tex" Connor and the Wily Roundup Boys at 1:18 AM on December 8, 2007 [3 favorites]


I've had bacon molasses cookies, and they were most excellent. A hearty thumbs up to this post.
posted by dhammond at 1:31 AM on December 8, 2007


Adding bacon is like tacking a zero onto any quantifiable entity...

Here's $100, go buy something nice.
Here's $1,000, go to Vegas baby!

Should we extend our vacation 3 more days?
Should we extend our vacation 30 more days?

And alas...
Have a cookie...it's only 240 calories.
Have a cookie...it's only 2,400 calories.
posted by iamkimiam at 1:41 AM on December 8, 2007 [6 favorites]


Bibidy-Bobidy-BACON!
posted by parallax7d at 3:07 AM on December 8, 2007


I have to try those cookies but I don't think I could ever bring myself to make them. Maybe someone can bring some to the SF meetup on the 14th? PLZ?!

Also, that bacon video is better than expected.
posted by wemayfreeze at 3:17 AM on December 8, 2007


Heston Blumenthal:
'I still worry every time the door opens that they won't understand what I'm doing here. This award means they get it.' There is, to be fair, a lot to get; the menu at the Fat Duck reads like no other.

The current tasting menu, for example, includes both sardine on toast sorbet and snail porridge. There's white chocolate and caviar buttons, or bacon and egg ice cream. He makes basil blancmange and beetroot jellies, pairs salmon with liquorice and cauliflower with chocolate. To a restaurant-going public, grown weary of media-hungry chefs trying to manufacture their 'unique selling points', this could look like just so much innovation for innovation's sake, but it isn't.

Here, I should declare a greedy interest: I am a huge fan, both of Blumenthal and his cooking. There's no doubt his menus read curiously, and the chef is not beyond chal lenging us with language. There would be far fewer raised eyebrows if that snail porridge was listed as a muesli of oats and escargot (even though his description is more accurate) or the mustard ice cream as a frozen mustard cream. But the linguistic tricks are part of the fun, the challenging curtain raiser to the main event, which is the exquisite dishes he cooks. Or, as he puts it, 'Everything has to come down to "does it taste good?" If it doesn't taste good it doesn't go on the menu.' Snail porridge and mustard ice cream both taste very good indeed.
link
posted by chuckdarwin at 3:31 AM on December 8, 2007


Baconfilter?

Also don't forget Mo's Bacon Bar. Chocolate and bacon, together at last!
posted by clevershark at 5:56 AM on December 8, 2007


I once went to a party where fried bananas wrapped in bacon were served. I didn't try them, but it's not because I don't like bacon, it's because I am distrustful of bananas.

I wish I could sample these cookies over the intertrons before committing to actually making a batch.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:07 AM on December 8, 2007


Bacon bakalava. Delicious.
posted by tits mcgee at 8:11 AM on December 8, 2007


Delicious! And just in time for Hanukkah.
posted by Tube at 8:13 AM on December 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Meh. I'd rather they were deep fried.
posted by Skygazer at 8:52 AM on December 8, 2007


I dated a girl several years ago who I met in a laundry mat. She had her dog with her at the time. We went out to some bar to shoot pool for our first date and she brought her dog with her. I asked her if she brought her dog with her everywhere.

She responded, "Dogs are like cheese -- they go with everything."

Well, perhaps now dogs are more like bacon.
posted by flarbuse at 8:54 AM on December 8, 2007


Distrustful of - bananas? What, did you have a bad experience with a banana that surprised you in an alley one dark evening?
posted by yhbc at 8:59 AM on December 8, 2007


yhbc: I'd rather not talk about it, it's too painful. That banana might still be out there somewhere.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:37 AM on December 8, 2007


May the spoon be with you, grapefruit.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:53 AM on December 8, 2007


arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Will you people PLEASE, PLEASE stop wrapping everything in bacon? How 'bout for my only christmas present I get this year, you guys knock it off?
posted by item at 10:03 AM on December 8, 2007


Bacon wrapping paper! What a great idea! Are you going to eat that?
posted by iamkimiam at 10:08 AM on December 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


NOM NOM NOM
posted by TungstenChef at 11:17 AM on December 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


bacon bandages, bacon wallet and What Would Bacon Do? at my favourite office xmas gift exchange gift store
posted by seawallrunner at 11:47 AM on December 8, 2007


[raise your hand if you think bacon is nasty]

*raises hand*

posted by CitizenD at 12:33 PM on December 8, 2007


Delicious! And just in time for Hanukkah.

It's the perfect dessert for eating after a delicious and traditional Hanukkah ham.
posted by clevershark at 1:24 PM on December 8, 2007


BACON WRAPPED TOFU
posted by item at 1:40 PM on December 8, 2007


Next time you make chocolate chip cookies, replace half the butter with bacon grease. The cookies won't taste like bacon, but they'll be extra yummy.
posted by neuron at 4:30 PM on December 8, 2007


What, no weeniecello?
posted by toxic at 5:33 PM on December 8, 2007


grapefruitmoon writes "I once went to a party where fried bananas wrapped in bacon were served. I didn't try them, but it's not because I don't like bacon, it's because I am distrustful of bananas."

I have always harbored a suspicion of bananas. Just sitting there, yellow, wrapped in skin, like they know the thoughts in my head. Often, when I have something confidential to tell someone, I glance around to make sure there are no bananas in the room. I can't put my finger on why I don't trust them, and it's probably not fair to be so prejudiced, but it just seems safer this way.
posted by krinklyfig at 6:06 PM on December 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Bacon and bananas are both dangerous. Bacon's likely to wake you up with a brick to the head. Bananas will level your entire neighborhood.
posted by breezeway at 7:52 PM on December 8, 2007


I was a vegetarian for almost a decade until I mistakenly took a bite of my girlfriend's bacon, egg, and cheese croissant. And I've never looked back. A whole new world opened up to me that day...
True story: after that fateful bite, I ate bacon at least once a day for six weeks and every time, it got better and better. That was, until I had my first heart attack. Mmmmmm, angina...
posted by willie11 at 9:47 PM on December 9, 2007


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