I'm posting this recipe because they are AMAZING. Luckily I have a lot of people to share them with or I would eat them all. The recipe said this made 4 dozen, but I got more than 5 dozen using a Tablespoon cookie scoop. I think you could leave the bourbon out if you wanted, and maybe just replace with a bit more butter.

12 slices applewood smoked bacon, diced very small

2 1/2 c. all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 c. unsalted butter at room temp.

1/2 c. reserved bacon fat, chilled

3/4 c. granulated white sugar

3/4 c. packed brown sugar

3 Tbsp. bourbon

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 bag chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli Bittersweet.

Cook the bacon til crisp and reserve 1/2 c. of fat, put it in the fridge to solidify. I bake my bacon and crumbled it later, but you can pan fry it already diced.

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Preheat oven to 375. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, bacon fat, sugars, bourbon, and vanilla. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the chips and crumbled bacon. Use a Tablespoon cookie scoop, place dough on parchment covered baking sheets, and bake for 9-11 minutes, until they are lightly browned. Place on a cooling rack after 5 minutes. Try not to eat the whole batch at once.