More or less every Tuesday the last few months, I’ve been baking for the Wine Wednesday happy hour I run at work each Wednesday. I’ve gone through quite a few recipes so I wanted to try something new and had no clue what to look up so, on a whim, I googled “hipster cookies” and came across The Oak Leaf News’ Hipster Cookies.
Took a little trial and error, but amazing stuff!
So here’s the deal (slightly modified from original recipe):
- 4 cups almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon sea salt (Himalayan optional)
- 2 sticks butter (melt in microwave 45 seconds per stick)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tea spoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 entire pack bacon (12-ish strips?)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1/3 cup PBR beer (or in my case, Trader Joe’s Simpler Times)
*Wine – optional for consumption before rest of beer can is ready!
And now, what to do.
Part 1: The Bacon
- Preheat oven to 375*
- Spread tin foil on baking sheets (for easier clean up later)
- Lay strips out on 1-2 baking sheets
- Mix brown sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle over bacon
- Pop into over for 5 minutes
- Flip each strip over, then put back into over for 4 more minutes (total: 9 minutes)
Part 2: Cookie Dough
*Note: I didn’t need a blender for any of this. I simply took my time adding the ingredients and mixed with a fork.
- Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl
- In a larger bowl, beat melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract (add dry ingredients to butter slowly for a more even mix)
- Add eggs one at a time, beating some more in between
- Add flour/baking soda/salt mixture slowly, continuing to beat as you go
- Add the beer and then the chocolate chips (careful not to beat overzealously lest the beer foam!)
Part 3: The Baking
- Now cover your baking sheets with tin foil, spray with butter/olive oil spray, and drop rounded dollops of dough onto each sheet
- Bake 9-11 minutes at 350* until cookies are golden brown
- Let cool before you try to remove the cookies from the sheet (I sprinkled them with bacon crack while I waited)
Part 4: The Sprinkling
- While your cookies are baking, chop your bacon into thin slices and then dice into tiny pieces
- You now have bacon crack sprinkles!
- Sprinkle these lovelies onto your cookies while they cool
Then taste test a cookie, you know… to make sure they’re good 😉
Let me know how you like these! And try out my other recipes here.