I don't think a week has gone by in the last few months where Kris hasn't begged me to bake something sweet containing bacon. It started off with maple and bacon muffins then it was chocolate chip bacon cookies, but he finally wore me down with these peanut butter and bacon cookies from Joy the Baker.
I have to admit, I wasn't struck on the idea of bacon in a sweet format. Somewhere inside me, I knew it would work and work well, but I just couldn't bring myself to try it.
I'm so glad I gave this combo a try, they were so delicious that I ate three in one go! Next time I make these amazing cookies, and there will be a next time, I'll be adding some chocolate chips. Chocolate chips would take these man cookies to the next level. For sure!
Oddly enough, this recipe doesn't actually contain any flour making it perfect for you coeliacs out there! Just don't offer them to any vegetarians ;)
Peanut Butter and Bacon Cookies
(Recipe from Joy the Baker)
1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter
1 cup sugar (1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar)
1 teaspoon baking soda
about 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and diced
First of all, whack your grill to high and pop some bacon right on in there. Grill the bacon till cooked through then allow to cool. Dice up and set aside.
Preheat oven to 175C, 160C fan and grease a baking sheet with butter and set aside. In a mixer combine peanut butter and sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and baking soda and mix for another 2 minutes. Fold in cooked bacon. Roll into large walnut sized balls and create a cris-cross pattern with a fork. If you’d like, roll the dough balls in granulated sugar before making the cris-cross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.