Saturday, September 1, 2012

BACON Peanut Butter Cookies

I put bacon in cookies. I put bacon in peanut butter cookies.
They were awesome.
Have you gone to the store to buy bacon yet? I can wait. IMG_2788
So normally I don’t really do bacon. See this post for why. But for something as intriguing as bacon cookies? I will buy the most human bacon I can find just to experience this peculiar sounding combination. The results?
Salty, sweet, peanut butter, delicious.
It was funny to see people’s reactions. When I first  proposed the idea to Suela, she texted me back with something a long the lines of “oh…well that could be okay, but I’m not sure about that…” When I  plopped the container of cookies down at the party I had made them for reactions were similar. People’s eyes seem to light up at the mention of bacon, but then you could see the confusion after the words “cookie” and “peanut butter” were linked to them. Yet after the party, I had already shared the source of the recipe multiple times. Total success.
These also may be the most expensive cookies I’ve ever made…
Still worth it.
They’re not even that bad for you! Not that I checked…I totally checked. I had to check.
Regardless! If you want to freak you friends and your taste buds out, in a good way of course, give these things a shot.
Bonus points – breakfast cookie! Do it. Be a champion.

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Adapted from Shutterbean
  • 1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ~ 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and diced
  • Chocolate chips (optional but AMazing)
Fry up that bacon!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Using a mixer, combine peanut butter and sugars until well combined.  Add in  the egg and baking soda and mix for about 2 minutes. Carefully fold in cooked bacon and chocolate into dough. Roll heaping tablespoon sized balls of dough, and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Flatten balls with a fork in a criss-cross pattern. Careful – I found the cookies to crack easily like this! 
Bake for roughly 10 minutes, until lightly browned.
Cool and consume!
The one thing I didn’t love about this recipe is that I found the cookie to be quite crumbly. I think if I did it again, I may experiment with a peanut butter cookie recipe that has flour it in. It may work, it may not. I guarantee it will still be delicious. I mean…it’s bacon.

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