I had a responsible and educational post ready to go for this week, but due to my aforementioned chocolate chip cookie addiction I decided to try this recipe. I’m sorry to do this to you, but it wouldn’t be right to keep these to myself.
“Infamous” Bacon Cookies (from Make it Paleo by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason)
Preheat oven to 350. Take
5 slices bacon
¼ cup pure maple syrup
And toss them together in a mixing bowl. Lay bacon on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until crispy. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Crumble candied bacon for cookie batter.
Turn oven to 375. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine
3 cups blanched almond flour (for the best deal, buy at Honeyville Grain)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
Slowly pour in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add in
½ cup coconut oil, unrefined, melted (buy coconut oil at Tropical Traditions)
And continue to blend until combined. Stir in bacon and
1 ½ cups 72% dark chocolate chips
Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool and try not to eat them all in one sitting.
In an attempt to add some legitimacy to this otherwise indulgent treat, read this article from NPR on how a chocolate habit might not be a bad thing. And savor these chocolately, salty, smoky, sweet treats. You’re welcome.
Also, congratulations to everyone who participated in the Open. We were all pushed to do things we’d never done before, accomplished things we never knew we could do, and put up some impressive numbers. Nicely done!