Monday, September 13, 2010

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

I know I said I was going to take the next few posts to share kitchen monsters with all of you, but instead I have to share something inextricably awesome.  I'm sure, to some, they are monsters.  But to others, like me, they are a beautiful, holy creation.

Peanut Butter Bacon cookies.  Yes-- bacon.  In a cookie.

I had been curious about this PB recipe before.  It has no flour, and basically only 4 ingredients (PB, sugar, egg, and baking soda).  When I saw it combined with bacon, I was sold.  I think the hardest part about making these was cooking enough bacon, because I kept eating it all.  The second hardest part was eating them after they were cooked, because I was so sick from eating all the bacon.  

But they are surprisingly awesome!  (This has been verified by third parties, too.)  The bacon adds an interesting smokey taste to the peanut butter.  The only downside is the weirdness of having bacon stuck in your teeth after eating a cookie.  Yeah...

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies Recipe
from shutterbean

1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown 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.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment & 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. 


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