Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

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Get ready for a flavor journey with our Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies! These delightful treats combine the nutty richness of peanut butter with the savory, smoky allure of crispy bacon. This scrumptious pairing creates cookies that are a sweet and salty delight, perfect for any time of the year. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe is incredibly easy to follow and guarantees a tasty batch of cookies.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE PEANUT BUTTER BACON COOKIES

  • Sweet and Salty Sensation: The combination of creamy peanut butter and crispy bacon creates a sweet and salty flavor explosion that’s hard to resist. It’s a perfect treat when you’re craving something indulgent.
  • Easy Baking Adventure: This recipe is beginner-friendly, making it great for novice bakers and young aspiring chefs. You won’t need any fancy equipment or extensive baking experience to make these cookies.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether you’re preparing a dessert for a family gathering, bake sale, or a simple sweet snack, Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies fit the bill. They’re versatile and loved by all.
  • Great Taste, Few Ingredients: With just a handful of simple, common ingredients, you can whip up a batch of cookies that taste gourmet. These cookies prove that sometimes, less is more!
  • Unexpected Delight: Surprising your friends and family with these delightful cookies will surely put a smile on their faces. The unexpected twist of adding bacon to cookies is bound to impress.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER BACON COOKIES

  • Gluten-free flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Cooked bacon

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use All-Purpose Flour?

Yes, All-Purpose Flour can be used. Use the same amount that is listed in the ingredients, but swap with all purpose.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER BACON COOKIES

  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven

HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER BACON COOKIES

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugars. Mix on high for 5 minutes until creamy.
  3. Add the egg, vanilla, and peanut butter to the mixture.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Avoid over-mixing to maintain the desired texture.
  5. Gently fold in the chopped cooked bacon.
  6. Use an ice cream scoop to portion out equal-sized cookies on the prepared sheets.
  7. Using a fork, press down gently in a criss-cross direction on each cookie.
  8. Bake for 11-13 minutes until the edges turn slightly golden brown.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Enjoy!

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use any type of bacon for this recipe?

While you can use various types of bacon, we recommend using crispy cooked bacon for the best texture.

Is gluten-free flour necessary?

If you don’t have dietary restrictions, you can use regular all-purpose flour as a substitute.

Can I make these cookies with chunky peanut butter?

Yes, you can use chunky peanut butter for an extra crunch in your cookies.

How long can I store these cookies?

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies stay fresh for up to a week when stored in an airtight container.

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Peanut Butter and Bacon, the perfect merry flavors! These are the ultimate cookies.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes
Servings: 14 cookies
Calories: 261kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Baking Sheet
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free flour 1.1 GF flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup sugar
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 tbsp butter at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cooked bacon chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugars. Mix on high for 5 minutes until creamy.
  • Add the egg, vanilla, and peanut butter to the mixture.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Avoid over-mixing to maintain the desired texture.
  • Gently fold in the chopped cooked bacon.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to portion out equal-sized cookies on the prepared sheets.
  • Using a fork, press down gently in a criss-cross direction on each cookie.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes until the edges turn slightly golden brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
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Indulging in these Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies is like embarking on a flavor adventure. The sweet, nutty essence of peanut butter blends harmoniously with the savory, smoky notes of bacon. These cookies are incredibly easy to make, making them an ideal choice for bakers of all levels. The delightful balance of sweet and salty flavors makes these cookies perfect for any occasion, from a Thanksgiving dinner dessert to an everyday sweet snack.

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