Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
Good morning blogosphere! Sorry it’s been so long but the foodies have been quite busy these last few days. However, over this past weekend I went home and we cooked up a pretty good tornado (in my opinion) of which we will reveal to you over the next week.
I know that you’re looking at this title thinking oh my goodness these people are crazy, but really, we’re actually geniuses. Some may say the perfect breakfast cookie consists of brown sugar, oatmeal, nuts and dried fruit but not I. Peanut butter and bacon? Sounds like my kind of breakfast. A few weeks ago, I saw Joy (joythebaker.com) whip up some of these treats and I just had to give it a shot, because how could you not? The idea is so compelling, you want it to be tasty but the combination is so foreign to most of us that it’s impossible to imagine the affiliation between the two. However, you shall not fret as we, the foodies, have done all of the experimenting for you! This combo is a nice twist on the classic peanut butter cookie.
Now, we also did a test batch with chocolate chips AND bacon. This was good, but (I never thought I would say this) the treats were better sans le chocolat. We found the chocolate overpowered the new flavour of the bacon but feel free to try it for yourselves!
BACON IS THE NEW CHOCOLATE. DEAL WITH IT.
1 1/4 sticks of butter
1 c crunchy peanut butter (or smooth is you prefer)
3/4 c brown sugar 1 c flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
4 strips of bacon
Preheat oven to 350.
1. Melt the butter in a saucepan on the stove over low heat, swirl in the pan and when fully melted, add peanut butter. Let melt, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a frying pan until very crispy, chop into small squares once cooled.
2. Place butters in a mixing bowl, then into the fridge to cool slightly (15 minutes)
3. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
4. Remove bowl from fridge, add sugars and cream the mixture.
5. Add eggs, and vanilla until fully combined
6.mix in the flour mixture.
7. Fold in bacon bits.
8.Place on a tray lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes.