Monday, July 12, 2010

if you post it, they will come

Nothing brings people together like food, so today I am offering you a recipe that changed the way I looked at cookies...

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Yep you read that right.
 Bacon + Peanut butter = perfection in your mouth
Trust me on this one because a.) my love of bacon has been somewhat lackluser lately and b.) before this recipe I HATED peanut butter cookies.

But now I have a new found love for both. Especially Bacon.

Bacon is really quite an amazing food. It's acceptable fare at all meals of the day and has the ability to make make seemingly dull foods better (bacon bits in salad!) and already yummy food even yummier (bacon cheeseburger anyone?). Want to hear more about fabulous bacon? Nobody says it better than one of my favorite commedians, Jim Gaffigan.

So now that the shows over lets get on with what you came here for.

Try these cookies, even if you are somwhat doubtful becuase I promise you they will not disapoint. Make them for your friends and family or bring them to your next party. I promise you, people will be talking about them for days. (She did what with bacon??)

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

recipe found on
adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook
makes 15 cookies about the size of your palm

1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter
1 cup sugar (1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar)
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
about 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and dices

In a skillet over medium high heat, fry up bacon until cooked through and let cool on paper towels until cool enough to dice. Dice up and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
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 thecris-cross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to... your mouth.

Can you believe I used to use Mondays for diet posts??
I've gone over to the other side. Join's a lot more fun over here!!

1 comment:

Jayda said...

hmm ill have to try this out.

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