Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cookies with Bacon!

DSC_2680 Yes you read that right, I made Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies with BACON! Most of you , like Tara are saying yuck, The rest of you are probably saying SERIOUSLY?! But I am here to tell you they were really good! I am not the biggest bacon fan but when I found this recipe I knew I HAD to try it. I knew if anything I could send them with the Husband to work! Well actually I did send them all only because I knew I would eat them ALL and it is getting swim suit season and I don't need to add Bacon cookies to my butt! ;)

Her is the recipe, it came from June issue of Food Network Magazine.

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip-Bacon Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of chipotle or ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 strips bacon (1/3 pound)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped honey- roasted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350* . Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, chile powder and salt in a large bowl.

Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 4 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; reserve 2 tablespoons of the drippings and set aside to cool. Crumble the bacon, discarding any chewy bits.

Beat the butter and reserved bacon drippings in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Beat in the peanut butter until combined, about 1 minute. Beat in the granulated and light brown sugar until creamy, about 4 minutes, then add the egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 more minutes.

Reduce the mixer speed to low; add the flour mixture in 2 additions, scraping down the bowl as needed, until just combined. Stir in the peanuts ( I didn't add peanuts because I am allergic! But ii am sure would just add that much more!) and all but 2 tablespoons each of the chocolate chips and bacon.

Form the dough into 12 balls and arrange 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten with your fingers (the cookies will not spread in the oven); press the reserved bacon and chocolate chips on top. Bake until golden, 12 to 14 minutes. Let the cookies cool 2 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days, yeah right mine lasted less then an hour at Cam’s work! We also ate at least a dozen the 2 of us!! ;)DSC_2684 Look at all that Bacon goodness!

These would be really fun Fathers day cookies! Or for the Bacon lover in your family, I know every family has at least 1! I was also thinking they would be fun to bring to a neighborhood brunch or Barbeque! Ok well they are good enough to take anywhere or hoard them for yourselves!



  1. Wow..these cookies are so good..I want to grab them and eat with my coffee.

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  3. For shame for using the swine on an unwitting participant. Oy Gevalt.

  4. I know just who to share this with!

  5. I do a straight bacon chocolate chip cookie and they are fab! I will definitely be giving this version a try as well. The savory/sweet combo is the best!

  6. I know quite a few people that would love these lol! I am visiting from Ladybird Lane and I would love if you could link this up to my Delicately Constructed Friday Linky Party as well!
    Thanks so much!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. I have always wanted to try sweets with bacon after hearing about it on the food channel. I may just have to try this recipe. I am your newest follower.

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  8. WOW!!! That is a interesting recipe!!! :) Would be fun to try it out! THANKS for sharing this lovely on Fancy This Fridays! Hope you'll pop over today to see if you won the giveaway! :)

  9. I'm dying to try these! Thanks for the link!I'll be featuring this post in my Fathers Day post this Friday on BCD!

  10. Yum! these look wonderful! I found your blog through a link party and i LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! thanks!

  11. You caught my eye (and heart) with the word "bacon". I'm all over these and have pinned these to my pinterest account. Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week, but it's a craft party, and unfortunately, I had to delete your cookies from the party. I'd love for you to join in on the linky party fun with any craft projects you may have!


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