Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies

These peanut butter chocolate chip bacon cookies are an old recipe that harkens back to when it was trendy to put bacon in EVERYTHING. While I still love bacon, I have cut back on the number of recipes I make that include it. These cookies are not one of them.


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

Pinch of chipotle powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 pound bacon

4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the four, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, chipotle, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Cook the bacon until crisp. Drain the slices. Reserve 2 Tbsp of the drippings.
  5. Crumble the bacon. Get rid of any chewy bits.
  6. Beat the butter and bacon drippings on medium-high until smooth (about 1 minute).
  7. Beat in the peanut butter until combined (about 1 minute).
  8. Beat in both sugars until creamy (about 4 minutes).
  9. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy, (about 2 minutes).
  10. Reduce the mixer speed to low.
  11. Add in half of the flour, scraping down the side of the bowl as needed, until just combined. Repeat with the second half of the flour.
  12. Reserve 2 Tbsp each of chocolate chips and bacon. Add the rest to the dough.
  13. Form the dough into 12 balls and arrange 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.
  14. Flatten the cookies slightly and top with the reserved chocolate chips and bacon.
  15. Bake until golden, 12-14 minutes.
  16. Cool the cookies for 2 minutes on the baking sheets and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

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