Bacon Peanut Butter Cookies are the BOMB!!!

About the time you thought peanut butter cookies couldn’t get any better… we add bacon! It’s that salty/sweet flavor you love topped with sweet honey-glazed bacon! Serve these at your next gathering or just enjoy them yourself. #cookies #peanutbutter #bacon 

Amazing BACON Peanut Butter Cookies

Bacon Peanut Butter Cookies – Can Life Possibly Get Any Better?

Here’s the best reason you’ll ever have for keeping a jar of bacon grease around! Every time I make a batch of  bacon in my oven, I make a little spout with the corner of the foil that’s lining my baking sheet so I can pour the bacon grease into my bacon grease jar (or you could use one of these cute piggies to store and strain your grease).  It’s is pretty handy to have around when you need to make some good ol’ cream gravy on the fly, OR when you get hit with a craving for these Bacon Peanut Butter Cookies!

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Salty Bacon and Sweet Honey Pack a FLAVOR Punch

Bacon has become a crazy popular trend. I see it on everything! But why wouldn’t you love bacon on everything. That salty, crunchy, and- dare I say- fatty flavor just takes us all back to early family breakfasts or BLTs in the local diner. But more than comfort, I’ve found that bacon brings the FLAVOR to any dish, and a little goes a long way.

As a chef I’m always on the hunt for that elusive “umami” flavor, and bacon just BRINGS it. Pairing salty, crunchy bacon with a sweet, rich peanut butter cookie takes me to foodie heaven. So give these cookies a try, and transport yourself to umami paradise with me!

Amazing BACON Peanut Butter Cookies

Bacon Peanut Butter Cookies would be a fabulous surprise for holiday guests, or would be a special treat after a comforting meal, like this 5-Minute Hillbilly Chili!

Printable Bacon Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Here:

Bacon Peanut Butter Cookies

About the time you thought peanut butter cookies couldn't get any better... we add bacon! It's that salty/sweet flavor you love topped with sweet honey-glazed bacon! Serve these at your next gathering or just enjoy them yourself.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cookies, peanutbutter

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. bacon, cooked until browned and a bit crispy
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 8 Tbs. bacon fat
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbs. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups salted peanuts, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, stirring until well combined.
  2. Meanwhile, chop or crumble cooked bacon into small pieces, approx. 1/4 “square. Place bacon into a small bowl and drizzle with honey until all pieces are nicely glazed; set bacon aside and reserve for later use.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy in a large mixing bowl; add 8 Tbs. of reserved cooled bacon fat. Add sugars and beat mixture until creamy, approx. 2-3 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula, then add peanut butter and beat until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, then vanilla; scrape down sides of bowl again, and then, on low speed, mix in the dry ingredients. Using a spatula, fold in the ground peanuts.
  5. Form dough into golf ball-sized rounds and gently press a few pieces of reserved bacon crumbles into the dough on top of each cookie. Place cookie rounds onto an ungreased baking sheet, spaced approx. 2 inches apart. Using a fork, gently press down on each cookie round, pressing bacon a bit further into dough and flattening each round a bit.
  6. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, rotating pan half way through baking time, or until cookies are golden brown and just slightly set at the center. Cool cookies for 2-3 minutes on baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Amazing BACON Peanut Butter Cookies

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Let’s Get You Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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