I like to intro all of my posts with explanations, intriguing preamble, or a fun anecdote. But for this recipe, I think the name speaks for itself so I’m not going to mess with perfection. Just read on. Also, this is recipe #6 from the Joy The Baker cookbook!
Joy The Baker’s Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
8 slices of bacon
1.5 cups sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp. molasses
1 tsp. baking powder
1 pinch of nutmeg
Start by cooking up the bacon. I bought a small package (12 pieces or so) because bacon is dangerous in our house. The recipe calls for 8 slices but I may have used 9 and ate the rest fresh off the pan. I won’t confirm or deny.
Let the bacon fully cool on a paper towel lined plate. You can proceed with the rest of the recipe while you’re waiting.
Combine one cup of sugar, peanut butter, and molasses in a bowl or stand mixer.
Next add the egg, nutmeg, and baking powder. Make sure everything is mixed thoroughly. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if you need to.
When the bacon has cooled, chop it up into small pieces.
Add the bacon pieces to the cookie batter and incorporate thoroughly.
Form the dough into small balls. This recipe should yield 16 or so.
On a large plate spread out the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar. Roll each ball around in it until it’s lightly coated.
Transfer the dough balls to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Press down in a crisscross pattern with a fork.
Bake the cookies on 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until the cookies are just starting to brown around the edges. Remove from the oven and let them sit on the pan for 2-3 minutes to set. Once the cookies have set you can move them to a wire rack to fully cool.
Enjoy! And please, feed these to your favorite dude – husband, boyfriend, dad, brother, best friend, whatever. This is total man food. John near dropped dead after his first bite. Poor guy.