What do these three things have in common?
Oooo. What’s that reaction??
Oooh? Ahhh! Eeww? Uhhhh. . . .
I know what some of you are thinking:
I don’t blame you. I’m not going to lie to you – it’s a little weird. You pretty much need to like peanut butter and honey and love bacon to enjoy this combo.
I liked them. The younger kids asked for more, my oldest guy told me, “They aren’t as bad as I thought they would be. . . .” If that’s not a compliment, then what is??
I had a few pure negatives. The ones that would never again touch one of these. That’s OK with me. I’m not offended.
Honesty. You got it.
Normally, I try to post only things that got positive reviews from the majority of samplers, but I couldn’t resist sharing this one. I know from an internet searching experience this summer that there is an underground following of peanut butter and bacon sandwich lovers. That seemed strange to me at the time too, but the ones who like the combo adore it.
So this recipe is for you folks – the Undergrounders that secretly love this bizarre combo of bacon and peanut butter. And if you don’t mind, may I sign up for the club too?
I thought they were yummy warm and hot from the oven. They were thick, soft, puffy, and chewy all at the same time; and I do, in fact, really enjoy the combination of peanut butter with honey. Bacon? Well, I’d pretty much put it on anything.
Any. Thing. Really.
So, for me, these cookies couldn’t go wrong. I liked the smoky flavor that lingered after the nutty sweetness of the cookie crumb, and the chewy, salty bits of meat were a pleasant little surprise with each bite.
If you’re feeling adventurous, go ahead and try them. But if you don’t like them, you can’t say I didn’t warn you.
But seriously, how can you say “no”, to that bacon??? And really, doesn’t the fact that the bacon is even in there make this a legal option for a “breakfast” cookie?
Peanut Butter, Honey, and Bacon Cookies
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar (plus extra for rolling the dough)
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 c whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cup white flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
10-12 strips thick cut bacon, crisp cooked, and crumbled
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream together peanut butter, butter, white sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla.
In separate bowl, mix wheat flour, white flour, baking soda, and salt.
Gradually add dry ingredients to wet in three portions, mixing well after each addition. Fold in bacon.
Scoop dough into heaping teaspoonfuls and roll into balls. Roll each ball in granulated sugar before placing on the baking sheet. Place balls two inches apart on baking sheet.
Bake for 9-11 minutes. Should make a few dozen cookies.