I was visiting one of my favorite blogs (Vanilla Sugar) when I ran across this recipe.
Bacon in cookies? No way!!
I had to try this for myself.
The Vanilla Sugar blog is my most favorite blog, and I can spend hours reading it and looking at the pictures. The owner of Vanilla Sugar is the most amazing woman. She is my inspiration, and keeps me driven.
Now back to the cookie and recipe. I studied this recipe and came to my own conclusion that there needed to be some changes made. It took me two batches of cookies to get this recipe perfected. Also, the bacon in this cookie is AWESOME.
There is a little village close by where I live, and there is a woman that runs a candy shop. She sells chocolate covered bacon, and it is a huge hit. People in my area go nuts over the chocolate covered bacon candy. I have yet to try it, but I hear people talk.
This is what I did to the recipe:
Peanut Butter/Chocolate Chip/Bacon Cookies
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 stick plus 6 TBS butter (softened)
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla
1 c. creamy peanut butter
6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup crumbled cooked bacon
Cane sugar for sprinkling
Sift the flour and baking soda into a medium sized bowl, set aside.
In a mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until fluffy.
Scrape down the bowl and add eggs one at a time. The mixture will look light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and peanut butter, and beat until Incorporated.
Using a wooden spoon, fold in chocolate chips and bacon. Cover the bowl tightly and refrigerate for at least three hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper (I baked mine on baking stones, no parchment paper needed). Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet, at least two inches apart. With the palm of your hand, very gently press each cookie down, don't flatten them.
Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with cane sugar and bake for 10-12 minutes, or just until the tops are lightly brown. Leave the cookies sit on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes before removing to cooling racks.
This recipe should make about 30 cookies.
You will not be disappointed with this recipe. If you like peanut butter, A+. If you like chocolate, A++. If you like bacon, A+++. Enough said!!