6/21/10

pb, chocolate chunk and bacon cookies


Nothing fancy this time around, just good old comfort food. I love the cookbook Baked, inside there is a recipe for chocolate-peanut butter cookies. Of course they are wonderful on their own, but you know me I had to add something to it. What came to mind? Bacon of course!
Needless to say these are insanely good, very addicting and will satisfy that craving you get for something sweet and then something salty. These cookies never ever left the house; they were devoured in less than a day. I ate too many and of course gained 500 pounds, but that's ok, it was worth it. Ha! I know bad writings for a blog post. But hot damn these cookies were fabulous! And you know what's even better? Any leftover cookies (LOL like that'll happen, are really good in ice cream). I'm just saying....



peanut butter cookies with chocolate chunks & bacon
adapted from Baked
print recipe

1 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, softened, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 ounces good milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of cooked, chopped bacon chunks

Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars together until fluffy.
Scrape down the bowl and add the eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated.
The mixture will look light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla and peanut butter and beat until just incorporated.
Add half of the flour mixture and mix for 15 seconds. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix until just incorporated.
Using a spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the chocolate and bacon chunks. Cover the bowl tightly and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. (I left mine overnight, it was fine).
When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets, at least 2 inches apart. With the palm of your hand, very gently press each cookie down so it forms a very tall disk shape. Do not press too hard and do not press it flat.
Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with granulated sugar and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time, until the tops of the cookies just begin to brown. (I did not do this, but feel free).
Should make about 30 cookies.

54 comments:

  1. OH MY GOD. Are you in my head? I just wrote a post about having bacon for the first time and people suggested the bacon/chocolate combo. Never had it and now I NEED to!

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  2. Realmente se ven deliciosas. Que maravilla. Un saludo

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  3. Another kicked up cookie! Love your creativity!

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  4. Oh yeah pork makes just about everything better!

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  5. lean in a little closer so I can slap you - damn - did you go over the top or what...

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  6. Wow! I'm always a fan of peanut butter cookies, but the bacon takes this to the top!

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  7. I haven't made cookies in a while and I'm missing it. I totally want to make a batch after seeing these beauties. Hahha- Jessica (How Sweet) always cracks me up.

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  8. These wouldn't last long in my house either..and I live alone!

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  9. I've actually been looking for a really good bacon-stuffed cookie! Found it!

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  10. oooohh i love sweet and salty together - it usually takes a LOT of convincing when i suggest it to others!! These look great, can't wait to try them!
    Becca :-)

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  11. Wow....I'm not sure what to think but I'd try it! :)

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  12. Go on and crumble those over some vanilla ice cream!

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  13. Way to go!!! Bacon says it all! They look delicious, right on the edge!

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  14. Ah yes - a woman after my own heart. Nothing wins me over like bacon.

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  15. Wow this sounds just perfect. I am going to try it asap. I think it will go just great with Original Belgian Chocolate . Its worth trying, thanks for posting this wonderful recipe.

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  16. ...
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    Uhm, I want those. Now. Don't make me come over there.

    Heh.

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  17. This dessert is dangerously aphrodisiac.

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  18. Some bacon love nevwr hurts anything! What a fun cookie!

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  19. When we were little a peanut butter and bacon sandwich was a lunchtime treat! These would be a big hit around here.

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  20. yes please! why nobody sells bacon in their cookies everywhere is beyond me.

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  21. WOW. Those are my dream cookies. I definitely shouldn't make these because I know I can't stop eating them

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  22. great cookies, I am not a great fun of sweets and thanks for this idea of using a bacon. Pictures are great, as always. I like to come back to your blog a lot.

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  23. I made some cookies with bacon in them awhile ago, but it didn't even occur to me to add some peanut butter. Looks excellent.

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  24. The new crave bacon cookies!!
    Ive made chocolate cover bacon strip and also love them! I can imagine :)
    Love your food mind!

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  25. Every time I come here I swoon! You make the most delicious flavor combos. These are so worth the weight gain...

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  26. Anything is better with bacon. That's my philosophy, religion and mantra. ;)

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  27. Dawn- I love the way you own it. I know they certainly would not last in my house!

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  28. I love Baked it is one of my favorite bakeries!

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  29. Mmmmm...sweet with that salty touch of bacon? They have to be amazing. I love bacon but have never tried it in a cookie. I'm putting it on my list of things to do this summer now that school's out! Thanks for the recipe.

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  30. This is one mouth watering treat. And what i also like is that you added vanilla sugar.

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  31. I've been seeing a lot of bacon in cookies recently, I have to make some!

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  32. the sad truth here is that only one sheet pan would ever make it into the oven. the rest of the dough would be eaten unbaked.

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  33. Looks good to me. I put bacon and bourbon in Baked's brownies and they are well received.

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  34. I am going to try this, but the only problem is that I'm allergic to peanut butter. Is it possible to follow this recipe without it and still get it to be the same?

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  35. i love those baked boys! everything i have re-created from their book has been wonderful & so enjoyable to bake!
    well dawn...your adaptation is amazing!!
    the kick of the bacon will bring this up a notch or 2!!!

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  36. Wow, this is certainly a bold cookie. Good job with adding bacon.

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  37. Oh I so am afraid to put bacon in my cookies. Not because I am afraid it will be bad, I am afraid I wont stop eating them. Mmm, looks good.

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  38. nothing fancy, but HOLY DELICIOUSNESS. i must make these. when i can stand to turn on my oven...

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  39. These sound great with the addition of bacon!

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  40. now those are some seriously good cookies....all those great flavors and bacon! I must try them!

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  41. I'm gamed. Bacon & Eggs work for me, so why not?

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  42. Love the salty sweet, my friend. These would be instantly addictive.

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  43. Bacon. Of course you are a genius. I know it would be great. GREG

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  44. Wow, I can't believe you put bacon in!! Delicious!

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  45. Cool cupcakes! That is so clever using bacon.

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  46. Love bacon but haven't been brave enough to put them in cookies yet- these look delicious though! Very tempting. Thanks for sharing :)

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  47. what a perfect combo... chocolate, cookies, bacon... nothing wrong with that!

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  48. Do you HAVE to refrigerate the dough? I would like to make these NOW! :) (seriously...)

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  49. Do you HAVE to refrigerate the dough? I would like to make these NOW! :) (seriously...)

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  50. YUM. I feel my waistband expanding just reading this...

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