Bacon Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

We are taking some notes from grandmothers and great grandmothers everywhere today.

I remember my Mawmaw (my mom’s mom) telling me about my great-grandmother, who was Czech, and how she could make the best homemade kolaches in Texas.

I don’t doubt her.

I also remember her telling me about the vat of bacon grease that my great grandmother would use for cooking and baking.

If you think about it…it’s a genius idea.

Plus, it saves money with all of those butters/cooking oils you buy.

So…today we are being economically savvy.

Let’s put some bacon fat up into a chocolate chip cookie.

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Mhhhhhm.

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Oh yes, hunny.

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These cookies are super fluffy with a slightly salty/sweet flavor combo.

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I’m just super depressed that I wasn’t around to get to know my great grandmothers.

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I’m sure I could have learned so much more about cooking and baking.

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🙂

Bacon Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 10
 
Soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies made w/ bacon fat and sweetened w/ coconut sugar and date puree! Gluten-free, paleo, nut-free.
Ingredients
  • 3 T. bacon fat, cooled (from about 3-4 pieces of pan fried bacon)
  • ⅓ c. coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 T. date puree (or maple syrup)
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ c. coconut flour
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ½ c. dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the bacon fat and coconut sugar until smooth.
  3. Mix in the eggs, date puree, and vanilla.
  4. Stir in the coconut flour and sea salt until a dough forms.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet and bake until lightly golden, about 8-10 minutes.
  7. Let cool slightly and enjoy!

MANGIA!!!

Bacon Nutella Brownie Bites w/ Maple Cinnamon Bacon Glaze

February is my favorite month.

It’s my birth month.

Oh, and it’s also the month of love.

Whoo-hoo.

Oh, and because I love you…

I put bacon grease in your brownies.

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Bacon just says I love you.

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Plus, it gets better.

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Only because I topped it with more bacon and a maple glaze.

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You should probably make these.

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 Chewy, brownies with a salty, crisp bacon  topping and a maple glaze?

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Oh, and I made them paleo for you.

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Only because I triple love you.

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I mean, who wants valentine’s day card when you can have bacon…and brownies…and bacon brownies w/ homemade nutella (this is my version)!?

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I rest my case.

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Bacon Nutella Brownie Bites w/ Maple Cinnamon Glaze
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 9
 
Brownies made w/ homemade nutella, bacon fat, and topped with a maple glaze and crispy bacon. Gluten-free, paleo, refined sugar-free.
Ingredients
  • For the brownies:
  • 8 slices of bacon, pan-fried, cooled, and grease reserved
  • 1 c. homemade Nutella, or store-bought
  • ½ c. coconut sugar
  • ¼ c. of the bacon grease from the bacon above
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ c. coconut flour
  • ¼ t. baking soda
  • For the glaze:
  • ¼ c. coconut butter (I made my own homemade toasted coconut butter), slightly melted
  • 2 T. melted coconut oil
  • 3 T. pure maple syrup
  • ¼ t. ground cinnamon
  • 4 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a small square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the nutella, coconut sugar, bacon grease, and eggs until smooth.
  3. Stir in coconut flour and baking soda.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean.
  5. For the glaze, combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl, mix until smooth.
  6. Cut the brownies into 9 small squares.
  7. Drizzle each brownie with the glaze.
  8. Top each brownie with about 1 tsp. of chopped bacon.
  9. Enjoy!

MANGIA!!!