Since my childhood, warm peanut butter cookies fresh from the oven have been a favorite of mine. I've always loved making them...rolling the dough into balls, cross-hatching them with a fork, biting into the warm, tender cookie and washing it down with some cold milk. Mmmm!
Although I really do prefer a peanut butter cookie made with flour, I'm always amazed by how quickly the flourless variety like the one I'm sharing today (or this one) come together. I find that the thing with flourless cookies are, they have a bit more of a sandy texture, and they fall apart quicker (storing well for less time) than their with-flour counterparts.
I have thoughts of peanut butter bacon blondies floating around in my head right now, so it's very possible that you'll see another variation on this combo before the month is out!
Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
Flourless Peanut Butter cookies studded with salty bites of bacon make the perfect treat for that sweet-n-salty dessert lover on your list.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert gluten-free bacon peanut butter cookie American
Ingredients (~21 cookies)
- 1 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar + more for rolling (optional)
- seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- big pinch of sea salt
- 6 ounces uncooked bacon, cooked & chopped
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine the peanut butter, both sugars, and vanilla bean in a large bowl and beat until smooth and creamy, 2 minutes. Add the egg, baking soda, and salt; beat for another 1-2 minutes. Use a spoon or spatula to stir in the chopped bacon until well-distributed.
Pour some extra granulated sugar into a small bowl. Scoop cookie dough into 1 tablespoon portions. Roll each portion into a ball. Roll each ball in the sugar, if using. Line up on the prepared cookie sheets.
Slide into preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden on the edges. Remove from oven and set the whole sheet on a wire rack to cool.
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