Saturday, August 31, 2013

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

It's International Bacon Day! To celebrate, here's another awesome cookie with bacon in it!
 Shortly after I made the Peanut Butter Cookies, I saw an article on 22 desserts improved by bacon, although I'm not sure why they only listed 22 because isn't everything improved by bacon? Anyway, after seeing the article I was like, "Bacon in the cookies; how did I not think of that?"
So OF COURSE I decided they needed to be made ASAP.

I meet up with a group of friends on Tuesday nights for trivia. I brought these along and they were an instant hit. Even the servers at the restaurant wanted in on the action (yes, I shared). 

I then decided to bring the rest with me on a visit to my parents' at sea level. When I pulled them out and told my family they were peanut butter and bacon they all scoffed at the idea. I was a little upset that they were being so closed minded, especially since my dad had devoured the Caramel Bacon White Chocolate Chip cookies I had made previously. The next morning my dad shows me the container, now half empty, and says he couldn't stop eating them. So, I win.
Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup cooked, chopped bacon

Preheat oven to 375.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In a mixer, blend together butter and sugars until smooth. Mix in egg, vanilla and peanut butter. Slowly mix in the flour mixture a little at a time until everything is completely blended. Stir in bacon. Drop cookies, about an inch around, onto an ungreased cookie sheet about an inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies from the cookie sheet immediately and place on a cooling rack or wax paper.

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