Bacon & Beer Cookies

bacon & beer cookies Dessert
Bacon & Beer Cookies
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 10

We added crisp bacon and a taste of stout draught beer to Betty Crocker double chocolate chunk cookie mix for a delicious pairing of savory and sweet. Top with a chocolate ganache and candied hazelnuts. MORE+ LESS-

Brooke Lark
Updated October 10, 2011
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
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Betty Crocker Cookie Mix


slices crisply cooked bacon
pouch Betty Crocker™ double chocolate chunk cookie mix
cup butter, softened
tablespoons stout draught beer (from 14.9-oz can)
cup chopped hazelnuts (filberts)
cup packed brown sugar
cup dark chocolate chips
cup whipping cream


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Crumble 2 slices of the cooked bacon into small pieces; place in large bowl. Add cookie mix, butter, egg and 1 tablespoon of the beer; stir until dough forms.
  • 2
    Roll dough into 2-inch balls; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 11 to 13 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, mix remaining 1 tablespoon beer, the hazelnuts and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat until brown sugar begins to reduce and caramelize. Spread mixture on sheet of parchment paper; cool.
  • 5
    In medium microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and whipping cream uncovered on High 30 seconds; stir. If needed, microwave 15 to 30 seconds longer or until chips are melted and mixture can be stirred smooth.
  • 6
    Spread chocolate ganache on top of each cookie. Sprinkle a few candied hazelnuts on top of each. Break or cut remaining 4 slices bacon into 10 to 12 pieces; press 1 piece on top of each cookie.

Expert Tips

  • Don't have alcohol in your home? Feel free to replace the beer in this recipe with water.
  • Change it up! Try this recipe with a pouch of Betty Crocker® chocolate chip cookie mix instead of the chocolate chunk cookie mix.

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