Yes, you read that right. Peanut butter. Bacon. Cookies. Together.
I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately. All this baking, what’s it about? Must be the
threat promise of fall weather approaching. It’s not like you’d know… yesterday I was sweating by 8:30 AM.
But anyway, tonight I baked. This recipe combines two of my very favorite things. Peanut butter, of course. And bacon, of course. I just ate four, of course.
Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
- 1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter (I used chunky)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (I used Splenda)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- about 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and diced (used turkey bacon)
In a skillet over medium high heat, fry up bacon until cooked through and let cool on paper towels until cool enough to dice. Dice up and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment & set aside. In a mixer combine peanut butter and sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and baking soda and mix for another 2 minutes. Fold in cooked bacon. Roll into large walnut sized balls and create a cris-cross pattern with a fork. If you’d like, roll the dough balls in granulated sugar before making the cris-cross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to… your mouth.
Clearly I liked them, like I said… I ate four, however, next time I’ll use smooth peanut butter. Between the crispy bacon and chunks of peanuts, I had an extra crunchy cookie. Not a bad thing, probably just a preference thing.