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.


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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  • I’ve never really been into this bacon fad…I don’t particularly like bacon…But I’ve been thinking about these cookies ever since you posted them! I’m so intrigued I may have to make them!

  • These sounds so amazing, I think they call for their own holiday! National Peanut Butter Cookie Day! Yum…

  • i think u just made the world’s best cookie even better!!! but there’s no surprise there :)

  • When I saw the title of your post, the first thing that popped in my head was “Oh No She Didn’t!” because I am absolutely SMITTEN with the brown sugar bacon waffles. That recipe absolutely made me love all things bacon! Especially bacon married with other sweet ingredients! In fact, I made the waffles yesterday for breakfast. And we are moving in with my mother in law next weekend (while we build a house) and I purposely left my waffle iron out so that I can make that recipe! And now a COOKIE recipe?? Man you’re killing me! :) Thanks! Can’t wait to try them! Like today.

  • I have been wanting to try adding bacon to cookies like this. It sounds so interesting!

  • my son asked me the other day if I could out bacon in a cookie and I was like..eew, no. you have shown me the error of my ways. sounds weird and delicious all at the same time!

  • This is recipe is sooo wrong, cuz I am sooo vegetarian, and yet in my heart burns an intense and undeniable desire to make these cookies. Noooooooooooooooooooooo! :(

  • well–there is an official “Happy Hour” for drinks so why can’t we decide on a daily “Cookie Hour” if we so choose? I say 2:00-3:00 p.m. each afternoon (starting Monday w/Bacon PB cookies)! We need/deserve TGICH in our day!

  • I am officially beyond excited at the prospect of this recipe! And is it wrong that I totally want to use it to impress a certain fella!?

    Come on, what man doesn’t love his bacon and therefore what man (or one particular fella) wouldn’t love cookies with bacon baked right in! Fabulous!! And gluten free which makes it so much better because it means I can enjoy it with that certain fella!

  • You take baking to whole new realms, and I love you for it!

  • This post had me rolling. I have to admit I’m a little sceptical about the combo but I’d be willing to try… I think! Thanks for this, I’ll have to let you know if I try it!

    ps. I’d vote for a International-Go-Ahead-And-Eat-A-Brownie Moment!

  • These really do sound good, and with a husband who loves bacon as much as mine does, I will probably be trying these very soon. Thanks for the recipe! It’s an interesting combination that sounds awesome.

  • Oh my, those are so inviting !

  • oh wow this is definitely different from cookies that I’m used to. Looks quite interesting

  • I love the make up conversations! :) :) Hmmmm I’d vote a yes on the daily 3:30 brownie event!
    My dad got me hooked on peanut butter and bacon sandwiches when I was a little girl. I used to cringe watching him eat such a thing…after one bite though I knew Id fell in love. In a cookie though, Ive not had. THESE cookies I cannot wait to make!!!!!!!! I need to make them to send to my Dad in a care package for sure. Thank you SO much for the recipe and creativity, Joy :)

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