Thursday, September 30, 2010

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Yes, you read that right. Peanut butter. Bacon. Cookies. Together.

I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately. All this baking, what’s it about? Must be the threat promise of fall weather approaching. It’s not like you’d know… yesterday I was sweating by 8:30 AM.

But anyway, tonight I baked. This recipe combines two of my very favorite things. Peanut butter, of course. And bacon, of course. I just ate four, of course.

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

(Recipe via Littlegirlshinyworld via Joythebaker)
  • 1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter (I used chunky)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (I used Splenda)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • about 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and diced (used turkey bacon)

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 cris-cross pattern with a fork. If you’d like, roll the dough balls in granulated sugar before making the cris-cross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to… your mouth.

IMG_2650 Clearly I liked them, like I said… I ate four, however, next time I’ll use smooth peanut butter. Between the crispy bacon and chunks of peanuts, I had an extra crunchy cookie. Not a bad thing, probably just a preference thing.


  1. It really is true that everything taste better with bacon. Even peanut butter. If that's possible. These cookies sound awesome!

  2. Who would have thought that peanut butter and bacon in a cookie would be good! I can see the beauty, the whole salty/sweet thing - love it!