were we? yes), here is the smoky, crunchy, salty, sweet snack they've all been waiting for (and some of us girls, too.) I just about died when I saw these in Joy's book - so awesome and up my alley! I've got to remember to make these for the school bake sale next fall - they're like breakfast, lunch, and dessert in a sugar-coated cookie package. Absolutely perfect.
Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies (print recipe)
Makes about 2 dozen
8 slices bacon
1 cup all-natural peanut butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp molasses
1 large egg
1 tsp baking soda
Generous pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup coarsely chopped roasted, salted peanuts
Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 350
degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and place bacon slices in a
single layer. Bake bacon until cooked through and crisp, 12 to 15
minutes. Remove from oven (keep oven on), let cool slightly, then
transfer to paper towels to cool completely. When cool enough to
handle, coarsely chop the bacon and set aside.
2. Line a clean cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream
together the peanut butter, 1 cup of the sugar, and the molasses until
thoroughly combined, about 3 minutes. Add the egg, baking soda, and
nutmeg, and mix on medium speed for another 2 minutes.
the paddle attachment and the bowl and use a wooden spoon to fold in
the bacon and peanuts. Roll the dough into large walnut-sized balls and
roll in the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Place on lined cookie
sheet, and use a fork to make that distinctive peanut butter cookie
crisscross pattern. If the cookie dough begins to stick to the fork,
dip it in sugar before pressing into cookie. Dough will be a little
crumbly, just press together with your fingers as necessary.
Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on the baking sheet
for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cookies will be crumbly and delicious! Cookies will last up to 5 days
in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Recipe from Joy the Baker by Joy Wilson
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