June 12, 2013 9:35:24 AM
These cookies aren't exactly a healthy treat for Dad. What with 1/2 cup of maple sugar and 1/2 cup of bacon fat, not to mention the bacon itself. But it's not as if chocolate chip cookies were a healthy choice before we added all those luscious improvements, right? So why not embrace these treats for what they are and let Father's Day be a day of indulgence for your dad?
These cookies can be made ahead, then stored in tightly sealed bags or containers at room temperature for a week. For longer storage, they can be frozen.
MILK CHOCOLATE MAPLE BACON COOKIES
Start to finish: 1 hour
Makes 4 dozen
1 pound maple bacon
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup maple sugar, plus additional for sprinkling
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon flake sea salt, plus additional for sprinkling
1/2 teaspoon maple extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
11.5-ounce bag milk chocolate chips
Nutrition information per cookie: 150 calories; 80 calories from fat (53 percent of total calories); 8 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 20 mg cholesterol; 15 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 3 g protein; 110 mg sodium.