Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Oh my my! 
If you are a fan of peanut butter and bacon sandwiches....this is the cookie for you! Love that sweet-salty thing!  Be sure to cook the bacon up really really crisp and dice it up into small pieces.  The dough was a little difficult to handle since there is no flour or butter in these... just take your time, push it down slightly before putting the cross pattern in with the fork.  Let them cool for about 5 minutes on the sheet before transferring them to your wire rack.  I chose not to roll them in sugar because there was already so much sugar in them.  But I am sure they would be wonderful if you did.  This is one good cookie!  I know I will make them again!  Give them a try!  

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook

makes 15 cookies about the size of your palm

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 dices

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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