Finely chop crispy bacon ( I used my mini-food processor)
Mix together flour and baking soda
Cream together butter and sugars in a large bowl. Add egg and vanilla and beat until just blended. Add the dry ingredients; beat until just incorporated. Be careful not to overbeat! Stir in chocolate chips, bacon and optional nuts.
Drop a large tablespoon of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown on the edges and slightly soft in the middle.
Let cool on a rack for only a few seconds and eat HOT!. Store any leftovers in a container and refrigerate.
Note on recipe says to save the bacon grease to drizzle over popcorn.