Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Candied Bacon.
Will you still love me if I do this?
How about this?
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.
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.
Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Candied Bacon
- 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
- 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.
I’m done. For now.