Yes you read that correctly. BACON! These cookies were a birthday treat for my precious bacon-loving friend, Whitney. They were a hit at her pre-birthday tapas celebration last week! Six of us ladies scarfed them down for dessert. Ca-caw!
The recipe comes from my best baking friend, Joy! She’s my go-to person when I want to bake something sweet and different! I love her. I love bacon. I love peanut butter. I love super easy recipes. So it’s a match made in heaven!
Let’s talk about how IN-CRED-IBLE these cookies are! The salty sweet combo is WICKED! They are chewy because of the brown sugar, crispy because of the bacon, and crunchy because of the light sugar coating! My mouth waters as I type this…I really wish I saved a secret stash of them. If you are a bacon lover, this recipe will not disappoint. I’m pretty sure Elvis would have been tickled for a tray full of these!
Let’s get started!
Set cooked bacon on a paper towel to cool. Then chop the bacon into little pieces. Set aside.
Get your sugars & peanut butter together. Whip it up with a mixer. So easy.
Add an egg and the baking powder to the peanut butter and sugar. Mix mix mix.
Cue the BACON! Mix that in now.
Shape dough into little balls. The dough is really fun to work with!
Roll the dough balls in sugar. I give you permission to taste ONE.
Smoosh with a fork. Make a crisscross pattern.
Off to the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Here they are out of the oven! Let them cool a little bit before diving in.
Plate those babies up!
I bet you can’t just eat one!
Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
Makes about 24 cookies
(Recipe via JoytheBaker who adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook)
- 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
- about 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and diced
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 criss-cross pattern with a fork. If you’d like, roll the dough balls in granulated sugar before making the criss-cross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to… your mouth.