Bacon Fat & Chocolate Cookies

Bacon Fat & Chocolate Cookies

Not for the faint hearted. These are the gooey, chunky chocolate chip cookies of your dreams. Well, as long as you’re not a vegetarian! They don’t taste like bacon, or even bacon fat (though if you know what you’re looking for you might be able to detect it).

The Baking Life - Bacon Fat Cookies

Bacon Fat & Chocolate Cookies

Not for the faint hearted (or vegans).
Prep Time 40 minutes
Course Sweet


  • 500 g bacon
  • 110 g granulated sugar
  • 110 g brown sugar
  • 250 g self raising flour
  • 1 lrg egg
  • 200 g chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • milk, if needed


  • Fry the bacon and but aside to use how ever you wish later (I suggest a nice BLT sandwich), pour the grease/fat into a large bowl (if your grease is solid, melt it).
  • Add to the bowl the brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla, and whisk together.
  • In another bowl mix together the flour and baking soda, then add to the main bowl, along with the chocolate chips, and combine. This should form a slightly crumbly dough, if it is too dry mix in a small amount of milk.
  • Place the bowl in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 180℃.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Spoon out balls of the dough onto the tray, leaving space between each ball as they will flatten slightly.
  • Place tray in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes (the cookies will be very soft when fresh, cooling allows them to harden up).
  • Enjoy the sweet, salty, chocolatey, goodness 😉


Think about it… this is actually a pretty traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe, most cookie recipes use salted butter, all this recipe is doing is replacing one fat with another. You could also try using a maple bacon to give it that extra flavour (maybe some peanut butter?)
Keyword bacon, chocolate, chocolate chips, cookies, sweet

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