Bacon chocolate chip cookies that are paleo, grain, gluten & dairy free.
So part of this whole food blogging gig entails submitting photos to the typical food “porn” sites. After 2+ years of this, this is what I’ve realized:
1. People aren’t looking for healthy food.
2. People like anything that says “5 ingredients or less” | “dinner in 10 minutes!” | “no bake xyz”.
3. Stuff any kind of candy bar into an already sugar & butter laden concoction and next thing you know, you’ll have 10 million visitors to your site, an image that floats around pinterest for months and probably a cookbook deal in the works.
And those 3 bullets are exactly why we are an obese (which apparently is now a disease) nation.
But I digress….
So you can imagine this little space of mine doesn’t do so well when it comes to the food sites. It can be the best picture I think I’ve ever taken and if it’s sitting next to an over-exposed oreo stuffed cupcake, it doesn’t stand a chance in hell.
It’s annoying, it can be frustrating and make me want to scream “stop being fatties!!” at my computer (and maybe sometimes I do) but I refuse to give in and put crap out there just for the viral-ability of a post.
Which brings us to these chocolate chip cookies. That recipe is probably my most “viral” post on this site (oh shocker, it’s not a salad!) and I use quotations because in the grand scheme of viral-ness, it’s pathetic. Probably because they’re practically health food cookies. They’re grain free, dairy free, gluten free (and therefore paleo) and yet they taste like a million bucks. Don’t believe me? Go read the 150+ comments on that post (there’s a bit of drama too over there if you’re into that, gotta love the crazies of the internet).
So what could possibly make those cookies better?
Yep. I did. Imagine the deliciousness and then double it.
Take that, food sites.
*If you’re too lazy to make these yourself, it’s your lucky day because I’m baking up batch for the highest bidder on Megan’s site Wanna Be A Country Cleaver for her bake sale to benefit the Chron’s and Colitis Foundation of America in honor of her best friend, Beka. The online bake sale will take place June 22-23 7am PST – 8pm PST. Be the highest bidder on these and they’re yours! To see all the baked goods up for auction see Megan’s preview post.
- Preheat oven to 350 degree and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
- Combine almond flour, salt & baking soda in a medium bowl.
- Whisk together wet ingredients in a small bowl.
- Add the chocolate and bacon to the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients on top. Mix with a spatula until combined.
- Wet hands and form about 1½ tablespoons of the dough into balls. Place on the baking sheet and press down slightly.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool. Cookies will be very soft right out of the oven. Give them 3-5 minutes to harden up and then transfer to a cooling rack.
- Sprinkling with sea salt straight out of the oven while still soft is highly recommended!
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