Thursday, July 22, 2010

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Yes, you read that right.  Peanut Butter. Bacon. Cookies. AWESOME!

Some of you will swoon at the thought and some of you will grimace. If you like peanut butter and bacon sandwiches as much as I do, you'll get VERY excited!

A treat for many of us in my family has been to reserve a couple of strips of bacon from breakfast, spread peanut butter on a piece of toast, fold those strips of bacon in the middle and ... indulge! Mmmmmm ...

I've had this recipe sitting in my "someday file" for a while now and tonight was the night. They're so easy. And they're so decadently yummy. Of course, this is not one of those nutritious recipes people combating cancer or trying to prevent its return should be indulging in, but I promise to only have a couple. Kevin has already sniffed them out. They won't last long. The recipe only makes about slightly more than a dozen cookies, which is just as well.

The recipe can be found at Joy the Baker's website (adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook) 

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
  • 1 cup peanut butter (see note below recipe)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  1. Prepare a baking sheet parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Mix peanut butter and sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the egg and baking soda and mix for another 2 minutes.
  4. Fold in cooked bacon.
  5. Roll into large walnut sized balls, roll in granulated sugar (optional), place on baking sheet and then press with a fork in a criss-cross pattern.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned.
  7. Cool on a baking sheet for five minutes before lifting onto a rack.
These cookies are very fragile when they come out of the oven so don't even try moving them until they've had a chance to cool a bit.

*I would like to try using natural peanut butter but since I only had Kraft Smooth on hand, that's what I used. I think Crunchy peanut butter would be optimal.


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