Bacon Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Grocery day is a bit of a battle royale where I live. We get up, cram a quick breakfast down our gullets and then begin the hour-long trek to the cheapest grocery store I have ever had the pleasure to shop at. The problem is.. there are about fifty thousand people who have the same Saturday morning ritual. Nothing gives me road rage more quickly than a crowded store.
So I am white knuckling the shopping cart, grabbing things as fast as possible just trying to get out of there as soon as I can. I am standing at the bacon case trying to figure out where the hardwood smoked thick cut stuff is when I look up to see a guy on a rascal eyeballing my kneecaps as if he’s considering ramming me with his little scooter. I guess he really wants to get some bacon.
Enjoying the use of my legs, I quickly grab the topmost package and book it out of there.
When we get home and begin unpacking our bags my dear husband holds up the package and asks, “do you realize you got maple syrup bacon?”
What? NO!!!!!!! Someone must have tossed the maple crap on top of the pile of my beloved hardwood smoked thick cut. Damn you crowded grocery store and impatient rascal guy!
I can’t begin to tell you how much I HATE maple syrup flavored bacon. I like my pork to taste like salty delicious meat, not the sweet-salty breakfast abomination that this stuff is. I don’t even really care for the flavor of maple syrup anyhow, and I live in a place that produces the REAL stuff.
Still, I am not one to throw out a perfectly good package of food so I began scouring the Internet for a recipe that I could use the bacon with and came up with Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies.
I’ve never really been one to jump on the bacon as dessert bandwagon, but I figured that maple bacon was sweet already so I may as well give cookies a try.
Cooked the bacon and set it aside to cool. Preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
Next, dump the rest of the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
And mix it thoroughly with the electric mixer until the ingredients are blended and creamy.
Crumble your bacon into small chunks and gently fold into your cookie dough with a spatula.
Form the dough into one inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Using a fork, gently smash down, making a criss-cross pattern.
You can even dip your fork in some white granulated sugar before you smoosh the cookies if you feel like you want an extra little bit of sugar. I did.
Place the cookie sheet in the oven and let it cook for about 10 minutes or until the bottoms are a nice shade of golden brown.
Remove the cookies from the baking sheet and allow to cool on a rack. When they first come out of the oven they can be a bit delicate and tricky to get on the rack, they are delicious but very crumbly.
I really like this cookie a lot, sweet and peanut buttery with a pop of salty thrown in.
I have finally found a recipe that makes maple bacon something that I could enjoy, but I think next time I make this type of cookie, I will be using my normal type of bacon.
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