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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  • How to veganise… how to veganise… It’s not the bacon that’s the issue either, it’s the egg! There’s only so much a block of tofu can do…

    Will certainly add vegebacon to my next batch of gluteny margy cookies though.

    And I’m currently designing posters for International 3:30 brownie moment for our staffroom (working in a school means it’s the perfect time for sugar rushes to take hold!)

    Cheers Joy!

  • I think this is the first time my vegetarianism restricts me from one of your recipes. That’s ok. I forgive you, Joy.

    -Action Jackson

  • pizza and beer day? yeah…that sounds almost as good as these cookies! looking forward to making them for my bacon-loving boyfriend (and what boy doesn’t love bacon, really? actually, make that ‘what human doesn’t love bacon, really?’)

  • My mother used to make a peanut butter, pumpernickel and bacon appetizer in the 70s. It was amazing and so simple. Yes, bacon and peanut butter are fabulous together.

  • Joy, you are my new best friend…actually my second best friend because these cookies are now my first. I have eaten PBandBacon sandwiches for years and I, as a baker, can’t believe I’ve never thought of a PBBacon cookie. I am so glad someone like you came along to enlighten us all. Thank you!!!

  • I am so excited to try this. My husband has “boys night” this Wednesday. It’s the perfect treat to send with him. He is so excited. BTW….love the whole wheat chocolate chip cookies……they are fantastic!

  • Thank you so much for this recipe! My friend and I tried it out and it was fabulous!! :D

  • my birthday is on international beer day! :)

  • omg. I think I love you. And I think my boyfriend will love you even more than I do when I make these for him. Peanut butter and bacon are his two favorite things. I can’t wait!

  • I haven’t been able to get into the whole bacon in desserts thing yet, but my husband just walked in, saw the title of your post and is all about me making these now! Guess its time or me to take the plunge, huh?

  • I too grew up on peanut butter and bacon sandwhiches…they are my favorite to this day. So…guess what I just made? These cookies are divine. Thanks Joy!

  • I just made these this morning! The combination of bacone and peanut butter is delicious! Next time I’d like to try it with a cookie recipe that has flour :)

    This is definatley not the last time i will make these!

  • I once made my chocolate chip cookies with bacon and had a hard time tasting the two ingredients together, if that makes sense. I could taste the bacon, and the chocolate chip cookie, but they were very separate tastes. Anyway, these look way too good to pass up.

  • what an interesting recipe! lovely photography!

  • These look amazing – I loved the other flourless peanut butter cookies you posted a while back. One of my favorite restaurants back home does a peanut butter bacon burger that is absolutely to die for.

    Peanut butter with meat really isn’t so crazy – Thai and Filipino people both do it!

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