What I love about cookies, is they are a lot like people, they come in every shape and size. The types of cookies, flavors, textures and sizes are too many to number.
I believe there is truly a cookie for everyone.
This cookie is something that has evolved over the years. The reason I love the basic recipe is because the cookie is soft and plump. It has some substance to it, a three to four bite cookie.
The secret ingredient is bacon. I know it sounds strange but it totally makes this cookie.
My son, the other day said to me as were getting into the car, "wow, that bacon cookie is the best."
My Mom made the cookies for a church event last weekend and lets just say that after the cookies were made they didn't make it to the church. LOL
Recipe: The Everything Cookie, makes about 24 cookies depending on size of cookie scoop
3 3/4 cups of cake flour
2 tablespoons of corn starch
1 teaspoon of salt (if you use salted butter, reduce this to 1/2 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks of cold butter
1 1/4 cups of packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
6-8 pieces of cooked bacon, diced
1/2 cup of toffee bites
1/4 cup of pecans or almonds
1 cup of chocolate chips, I used semi sweet.
Your options may also include: coconut or dried fruit. Let your imagination guide your "everything" cookie.
With this recipe I did not use my Kitchenaid because I did not want to over work the cookie dough. This was all done by hand.
Preheat oven to 375.
Fry up your bacon. I found the bacon that is not super crispy works best. Set aside to cool until you are ready to add it to your dough.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Grate your two sticks of cold butter into a medium size bowl. Add your sugars and combine until just blended. You should see pieces of butter.
Add: bacon, nuts, toffee bits and chocolate chips. Mix until combined.
Bake for 15-18 minutes. This depends on your oven. They should be light to golden brown.
Transfer to a cookie rack and let cool.