This might sound completely crazy or it might go along with the rest of the baking world's recent addiction to bacon, but these peanut butter bacon cookies are super yummy. My brother in law wanted a "bacon themed" graduation party and I helped deliver with the addition of these cookies to the menu. They seemed to be a hit. The most important part of the bacon is that it is crisply cooked--this adds another depth of interest as you eat.
And if you're afraid to go all in and make an entire batch of cookies with BACON in them, try adding bacon to half a batch (or just one pan of cookies) and see what you think. I bet you'll like them!
Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies Recipe
recipe adapted from Jif
makes 3-1/2 dozen cookies
3/4 cup Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup shortening
1-1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
6-8 bacon strips, crisply cooked and crumbled
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla. Add in the egg and beat to combine.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add in 3 increments to the creamed mixture, stirring after each addition. Mix just until blended. Fold in crispy bacon crumbles. Scoop into tablespoon size balls of dough and place 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set and just beginning to brown. Cool completely on cooling racks.