Bacon & Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maple Cinnamon Glaze
OK. So The Vegetarian recently brought me one of these back from a social night with her friends. Here is my review.
So, remember the first time you had sex? These cookies are nothing like that. No crying, no awkward apologies afterwards, no implied obligation to call later (although you’ll likely need no arm twisting to hit this again). Remember how excited you were to have sex for the first time, though? Well, they certainly offer that kind of hyperstimulated anticipation. At least, they did for me. There are few things that I enjoy more than a Bacon Maple Bar from Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, OR. You have to get there early, cash in hand (they only currency they accept) to get one but it’s worth curb stomping that old lady who (possibly – you had your back turned) tried to cut in front of you to beat you to the last one. This cookie had all the promise of a Voodoo BMB along with the lure of chocolate and the convenience of a more portable package. I was as excited as a caffeinated puppy riding in the car for the first time.
Now, I can’t vouch that the recipe at http://www.food.com/recipe/bacon-chocolate-chip-cookies-with-maple-cinnamon-glaze-299238 is the exact one used to bake the batch that I sampled from but it seems 100% feasible. The components are all there and the composition and flavors all add up.
I consumed the cookie in 1/4’s, so as to get the full accompaniment of all flavors with each bite. Fan-freakin-tastic. Like a symphony of flavor in my mouth. Mine had the perfect balance of sweet, salty and savory and the consistency was great. The baker apparently had some skills.
If someone really wanted to go all out and push the sweet even more, I would imagine they may try to do a maple syrup glaze or a brown sugar candy treatment on the large square that tops the cookie. Otherwise I personally wouldn’t tamper with it.
So grab a mixing bowl and a fresh change of skivvies and whip up a batch yourself. I volunteer to taste test the final product!