The idea is to get the bacon matched with the cookie without the meringue melting when the fat from the bacon hits it.
Fuck it. These might be pretty good.
Time for bed
UPDATE - POST COMPETITION
It was an amazing collection of cookies presented at the office on Monday. There were many chocolate chip entries, but no other bacon cookies. I was strategizing that the 6 judges would be CHOCOLATED-OUT and that my salty cookie would stand out. Instead - it turned out that we were all judges. We ate too many cookies.
It started out as "I'll just have 1/4 of each cookie", but it quickly became apparent that the other 3/4 of the entry was too good to leave behind. So 17 entries later, we had each finished over a dozen cookies each. HOLY CRAP. Fortunately, some cookies were small.
There weren't any other themed cookies either. Although, one AMAZING cookie (pink macaroon) was close to being a "logo" cookie. (The pink cookie maker comes from a family of professional bakers - these were so good)