Thursday, February 23, 2012

Candied Bacon and Chocolate Chip Cookie Pies

Brynna is a genius. 


Bacon, cooked with brown sugar and cayenne pepper.

Chocolate chip cookies, in individual pie form.  



Thank you, Brynna! We love you (for more reasons than just this creation)!

Candied Bacon

8 slices thin-sliced bacon
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and put a wire cooling rack on it.  Combine brown sugar and pepper.  Lay bacon on the wire rack and coat with half of the brown sugar mixture.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven, flip bacon and cover with the remaining sugar.  Bake for 4-6 more minutes or until bacon is nicely browned.  Let cool about 15 minutes before trying to cut.

Chocolate- Chip Cookie Pies:
1 c. unsalted butter
1/2 c. white sugar
1 c. light brown sugar
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
2 eggs
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. milk chocolate chips
1/2 to 1 c. candied bacon

Cream together butter and sugars until fluffy.  Beat in eggs one at a time.  Add in flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda, and stir until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips and candied bacon.  Press dough into 6 ramekins, filling 3/4 of the way full.  You can either use 6 more ramekins or make the rest into cookies.  I put the remaining dough into the freezer.

Bake the pies at 350 degrees for 13-17 minutes, until golden brown, but still slightly gooey in the middle.  Serve immediately (let cool slightly so you don't scald your mouth like me).  Best warm with vanilla ice cream melting all over it!


Brynna [Brynna Begins] said...

Yes! We've made this twice already, for a total of four pies a piece! Love them, especially with vanilla ice cream on top. :)