So, maybe mine didn’t turn out as pretty as Joy’s… but they still tasted pretty good! I brought these to our friends’ housewarming party last month. People were pleasantly surprised to bite into these cookies and taste bacon.
This recipe comes from Joy Wilson’s (a.k.a. Joy the Baker) cookbook, and makes about 2 dozen cookies.
- 1 cup all-natural peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 tsp molasses (dark corn syrup works as a substitute)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- generous pinch nutmeg, freshly grated
- 1/2 cup salted peanuts, roasted and coarsely chopped
- 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream together the peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, and the molasses until combined. Add the egg, baking soda, and nutmeg and mix on medium for about 2 more minutes.
Using a wooden spoon, fold in bacon and peanuts. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and roll in remaining 1/2 cup of sugar. Place on the cookie sheet. Using a fork, make the distinctive peanut butter cookie criss-cross pattern.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.