I just made cookies awesome enough to inspire my boyfriend to brag about them to the internet (HI REDDIT!), so I decided to share the recipe.
Inspired by this recipe.
- 1 1/4 c flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour)
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (if making them gluten free)
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of cayenne (this turned out not even noticeable – I would bump it to 1/8 tsp next time)
- a couple twists of salt from a salt mill
- 5 strips bacon (1/3 pound) (It wouldn’t hurt to add an extra 2-3 strips if you like)
- 2 tbsp of bacon grease, set aside from frying the bacon
- 4 tbsp butter, room temperature
- 1/2 c creamy peanut butter (I ran a little short but it was fine. Adam’s brand gives a nice rich taste.)
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1/2 c brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup each chocolate chips and skor bits
Preheat oven to 350, adjust racks to centre.
Fry the bacon until barely crispy (it won’t cook much when it’s in the oven in the cookies), then set aside to cool. Save 2 tbsp grease.
Combine all ingredients on the list from flour to salt (inclusive) in a medium sized bowl, whisk to combine, and set aside.
Pick apart the bacon with a knife or hands to a maximum of 1/2cm squared. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and the bacon grease until combined. Add peanut butter, blend until creamy.
Add the sugars. Blend until smooth. Add egg and vanilla. Blend again!
When all combined, add the flour mixture/dry ingredients in two or three portions at a time, and blend on low to combine.
Put electric mixer aside. Use a wooden spoon to “knead”/incorporate the bacon, chocolate chips, and skor bits.
Drop cookies onto a greased or parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet, and shape edges with fingers. Press with a fork.
Bake for 12-14 minutes (mine took exactly 12:30 for a golden brown bottom, without drying out. But that said, my oven is super temperamental and none too accurate compared to others).
Cool 2 minutes on a pan and cool on a rack after.
EAT THEM! LOVE THEM! Tell vegans what they are missing out on, etc. 🙂