Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Candied Bacon.

Will you still love me if I do this?

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How about this?

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I’m hoping so, considering you loved me after this and this. I think. By the way, I enjoy this unconditional crush we’ve got going on.

 

Believe it or not, and judging from today’s title I’m sure you’re teetering on “not,” I have a plethora of healthy meals to share with you.

I swear. That’s actually what we eat… like 80% of the time. Sort of.

I just can’t.get.them.out.

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There is something utterly gratifying and spectacular about creating a recipe that makes you feel the need to go to confession. A cookie that makes you feel like an adulterous glutton, a chewy round of peanut butter laced with chocolate candied bacon that feels so wrong but tastes so right. A snack that lands at the top of the list for thisiswhyyourefat. A sweet and salty fusion that sends many into a panic, who claim that you’re the reason “all Americans are fat” and this particular cookie deems you responsible for all childhood obesity occurring after May 17th, 2011. Something a little freakish about putting pork in a cookie, I admit. It happens people. Forgive me for I have sinned.

 

Don’t fight the chocolate bacon. Just give in.

 

And don’t ask why my brain decides to come up with these things – I find it nearly as convoluted as you do, and I have to live with it. It’s pure torture I tell you.

 

Recipes like this are just so much better than green stuff. That’s my argument. And a fact.

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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Candied Bacon

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 slices cinnamon-sugared candied bacon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dip candied bacon slices in melted chocolate and let come to room temperature while preparing the dough. If needed, stick them in the fridge for a few minutes.

Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars together in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy - about 3-4 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, mixing until combined. Add flour, baking soda and salt, mixing until just combined and dough forms. Crumble bacon and fold it into dough. Drop tablespoon-sized dough balls on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

cookies adapted from this recipe

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I’m done. For now.