Bring Home the Bacon (Cookies)

bacon & chocolate peanut butter cookies

sooooo-weet!

How many times you have thought: You know what would make these cookies better? Bacon. Well, now you’re in luck! These cookies are a flavorful trifecta, with peanut butter, chocolate chips and bacon. It’s pretty much everything you could ever hope for in a cookie, and yet so much more. Note that this recipe only makes a dozen, so stash a few away before you put out a plate of them.

Bacon & Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
– 5 slices of bacon
– 1 ¼ cups of flour
– ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
– ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
– ⅛ teaspoon of cinnamon
– Pinch of chili powder
– ¼ teaspoon of salt
– 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, at room temperature
– ½ cup of creamy peanut butter
– ½ cup of sugar
– ½ cup of light brown sugar
– 1 large egg
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla
– ½ cup of roughly chopped peanuts
– ⅓ cup of semisweet chocolate chips

Heat your oven to 350º.

Fry the bacon slices until crisp in a large skillet. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to cool and then roughly chop. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon grease and set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, chili powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and reserved bacon grease on medium-high speed until smooth. Beat in the peanut butter until combined. Next, beat in the sugars until creamy, about 4 minutes, and then add the egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the flour mixture a little a time until just combined, scraping the sides as needed. Stir in the peanuts and all but 2 tablespoons each of the bacon and chocolate chips.

Roll the dough into 12 balls and arrange on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Flatten with your fingers (the cookies will not spread out as they bake) and top each with a few extra pieces of bacon and chocolate chips. Bake until golden, 12 to 14 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Let the cookies cool a few minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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7 Comments on “Bring Home the Bacon (Cookies)”

  1. You are MAD for the bacon! They look very nice….

  2. balancedpeanut says:

    Love your blog! Submit your favorite dessert recipe and I might make it!
    http://balancedpeanut.com/2012/09/26/have-an-awesome-dessert-submit-your-recipe/

  3. Caroline says:

    Ohhhh you went there, didn’t you? These are awesome on so many levels. Bacon seriously makes everything better. I can’t imagine what it’s like for people who, dare I say, don’t like it!

    • egg me on says:

      Yep, I totally went there! And I’m so happy that I did. Who are these people weirdos who don’t like bacon?!? I can’t even wrap my brain around it. 🙂


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