Joy the Baker

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

September 5, 2009

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Sometimes I have imaginary phone conversations.  Ok… this happens a lot.  They go a little something like this:

Hello..?  Yes, hi.  I’d like to speak with the person in charge of making up all these clever food holidays like today’s Bacon Day.  Oh, that’s you?  Excellent.  I have a few additional food holidays I thought you might like to add to your calender.

How about a pizza and beer holiday every Friday of the month.  I mean… it’d just be really great if my calender could justify my food choices.  No?  You know, you don’t have to decide so quickly.  Maybe think it over a bit.   Still no?  Ok… lemme run another idea by you.

Can we make everyday at 3:30 in the afternoon National-Go-Ahead-And-Eat-A-Brownie Moment?  What?  That’s too specific?  I see.  You might reconsider this one… the people are really calling for it.

No?

Ok…. I’ll just stick to Bacon Day.  Thanks for that one.

I gotta run.  I have to tell all my friends about these Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies I just made!  Laaaater!

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Interested in other ways to celebrate bacon!?

How about Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles or BLT’s with Homemade Mayonnaise!?

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Bacon and peanut butter!?  Peanut Butter and Bacon!  Yes.  Yes yes yes!

I had never heard of this combination until a friend told me how her grandfather used to make peanut butter and bacon sandwiches for all the grandkids to eat.  What?  I need ts combination in cookie form and I need them in my face right now…. that’s what I thought as she was waxing on about her grandfather.  Sorry.

So how do these cookies taste?  So amazingly good!  The cookie itself is a more delicate, crumbly peanut butter cookie due to the absence of butter and flour. Yup!  Gluten free!  The peanut butter taste is front and center.  The bacon blends incredibly well with the sweetness of the cookie, adding an alluring salty, smoky, chewy bite.  Hot dang!  I will make these cookies again and again and again.  Flourless.  Butterless.  Only five ingredients and one of those ingredients is bacon.  The world just got a step closer to perfect.

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook

makes 15 cookies about the size of your palm

Print this Recipe!

1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter

1 cup sugar (1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated 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.

Grease a baking sheet with butter and 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.


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  • sarah-anne catherine September 5, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    interesting…
    i’m not sure that anyone in the family will go for that one, but if you happened to give me a couple, *i* might go for it! it’s no fun to bake something and it be a flop with the family. really, i’m speaking from experince, and it’s sooo totally not.
    sending some peanut butter and bacon cookie love your way, joy!
    sarah-anne catherine

  • Love it! Chad has been eating only recipes that *I’m* excited about, maybe I will make this one for him! I never like bacon in sweets until I had this ridiculous honey smoked bacon at my favorite lunch place — now I want it in everything!

  • seriously…bacon and peanut butter are two of my absolute favs. gotta get on this one quickly! perhaps I will add it to my repertoire.

  • I read that title, and then thought “hang on.. did that just say BACON?”. Sure ’nuff, I wasn’t crazy. These sound awesome!

  • oh my oh my oh my! Bacon and Peanut butter YES!

  • Thank you!! Thank you for posting this recipe. I will definitely be making these this week. I love sweet/savory combos and my husband just straight up loves bacon. For Valentine’s I made him Bacon Ice Cream. That’s the kind of wife I am. Oh, he will be so pleased. :)

  • Wow, I was about to go make these NOW and then I saw that my bacon disappeared. What the heck? Oh, yeah, I live with a boy (my brother). Bacon doesn’t last around here.

  • Everything taste better with bacon!

  • Wholly crow – I think I may have passed out for a second. Did you say PB & Bacon? My husband is currently wiping drool off his chin and checking to make sure we have the ingredients – I guess I’ll be trying these this weekend.

  • I’ll absolutely make these with our home smoked bacon! How much better could it get?

  • Coincidentally I just made these peanut butter cookies a few hours ago because they are my favorite pb cookies – I originally found the recipe here on your blog – but I would never have thought of adding bacon to them! I can’t even imagine how they would taste!

  • This is pure genius! I must make these.

  • I thought a three day weekend couldn’t get any better, until now.

  • Oh my goodness! I am so glad you made these! Im excited to try them!

  • Joy, Joy, Joy. I think you may just be the love of my life. These flourless pb cookies are my favourite cookie. And bacon? Bacon is just my favourite… thing on earth. And you? You are my favourite food blogger. The result? One happy girl, over here.

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