I have to say, I didn't ever think I'd be posting a recipe for peanut butter bacon cookies on here. When it comes to breakfast meats, I'm usually more of a sausage girl than a bacon girl. I'm probably in the minority there, as bacon lovers seem to be rising up everywhere, adding bacon where you'd least expect it. Bacon gumballs. Bacon-wrapped hotdogs. Bacon flavored vodka. And yes, bacon cookies!
Before I left for the Foodbuzz Festival last weekend (recap of my amazing time in San Francisco up tomorrow!), Ryan requested that I make some cookies with bacon for his "man night". Bacon cookies seemed perfectly appropriate for man night, and I was happy to oblige.
I've seen recipes for both bacon chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter bacon cookies. I went with the peanut butter this time, but given their success, I think I'll be trying the chocolate chip version sometime! After making these, I wrapped them up and set them aside for the boys...but not without stealing a bite from one. I was pleasantly surprised; the bacon flavor isn't overwhelming, but it adds a nice saltiness that went well with the peanut butter cookie. If you're the type who's buying bacon flavored vodka to wash down your bacon-wrapped hot dog, I recommend making these for dessert!
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Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
from Joy the Baker
*makes approximately 20 cookies
-1 cup smooth peanut butter
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-1 tsp baking soda
-6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled, and diced
1. In a skillet over medium high heat, fry bacon until cooked through. Allow to cool on paper towels to drain grease and then dice into small pieces. Set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two baking sheets and set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine peanut butter and sugars until well mixed. Add egg and baking soda, mixing for another two minutes. Fold in bacon, reserving a small handful of pieces for topping.
3. Roll dough into small balls and roll in granulated sugar. Using a fork, create a criss-cross pattern on each cookie. Top each cookie with a few reserved bacon pieces. Place cookies on prepared baking sheets with 2-3 inches between (they spread a bit).
4. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow to cool on a baking sheet.