A fun twist on a classic these Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies are the perfect combination of salty and sweet. So easy to make and they taste amazing.
Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
I have a confession to make...These Bacon Peanut Butter Cookies were supposed to be for my Sister-In-Law.
Long story short my poor Sister-In-Law literally broke her leg to get a job. She was going to an interview and tripped and broke her ankle en-route to the interview.
I decided to make these Bacon Peanut Butter Cookies for the care package I planned on sending her.
This was a great, fantastic idea until my dear Husband came home and sampled a cookie. Let's just say they were gone before they had a chance to make it in the care package.
So Bev if you are reading this I owe you some Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies! I am going to have to make them on a day that John is not near the house.
One great thing is that there is no question these cookies are absolutely amazing!
The combination of bacon and peanut butter is divine!
Sweet, Salty, and oh so good!
Trust me you are going to want to make these as soon as possible! They are so dang easy to make too!
Oh, and in case you were wondering my Sister-In-Law totally got the job! Woohoo! Hopefully, she won't have to break any other body parts to get a promotion in the future 🙂
- Cooked Bacon
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Unsalted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Light brown sugar
- Extra crunchy peanut butter
- Large egg
- Vanilla extract
If you want to go crazy and make these peanut butter bacon cookies even more over the top you can mix in chocolate chips.
Baking Sheets - We are huge fans of these baking sheets with sides. You don't have to worry; you will remove the cookies from the oven and have them slide right off.
Kitchen Aid Mixer or hand mixer or wooden spoon - It is really up to you if you want to use a mixer or hand mix these cookies. I always go for a mixer so my arm doesn't feel like it is going to fall off.
Fork - To make the Crisscross pattern on the top so we keep a little bit of the traditional peanut butter cookie look. lol
Cooling Rack - A rack to cool completely the cookies so they are ready for you to taste test them.
Paper Towels - To soak up the bacon grease before you put the bacon in the cookies. You can also save the bacon drippings to be used in other recipes. My sister in law loves to use bacon fat in her green beans.
Large Mixing Bowl - We are big fans of this glass batter bowl that has a handle. It makes it easy to mix ingredients and keeps the mixing bowl steady on the counter.
If you want the bacon to show on the top of the cookies hold some pieces to the side and add them to the top of the cookie dough before you bake them.
You may need to pull chunks of fat off the bacon. I have been coming across bacon with a lot of fat on it that doesn't bake very well into the cookies. I peel it off so someone doesn't bite into a cookie and get a mouthful of bacon fat. It feels like a nice thing to do. LOL!
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Bacon Peanut Butter Cookies
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Cook bacon until lightly browned, drain on a paper towel lined plate
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium mixing bowl, stir to combine
- Beat butter until creamy in a large mixing bowl, add in the sugar and brown sugar and beet until fluffy and well combined
- Beat in peanut butter until thoroughly combined, add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined
- Stir the flour mixture in until well combined, stir the bacon in until just incorporated
- Form 1 inch balls, place on baking sheets 2 inches apart
- Use a fork to form criss cross marks on cookie dough
- Bake for 10-12 minutes
Recipe originally shared on March 7, 2014. Updated on April 2, 2020.