While watching the Chef's Table episode on Milk Bar, I had a revelation.
Well, technically, it was Christina Tosi's revelation that she could be happy baking cookies every day for the rest of her life.
I had a "me, too" moment but in a good way.
While I don't expect to reach even close to the level of success achieved by such a technical culinary genius as Tosi, I know I have some tricks up my sleeve with regards to creative cookies. And if I have fun while experimenting and satisfy the sweet tooths of those near and dear to me, then I win.
Although incorporating bacon into chocolate chip cookies is not novel, I think its inclusion generally seems like a half-baked (hah!) manifestation of a larger concept. Of course, people eat bacon by itself at all times of the day, but its origin is as a breakfast food, which led me (ah hah!) to realize my greater concept for a cookie. This first take on a gourmet breakfast cookie employs some iconic dishes common to that matutinal meal like waffles, maple syrup, and, of course, bacon.