It may seem weird or bad, but TRUST ME these are great!
These are much like a traditional peanut butter cookie but the bacon creates a nice twist for those who like sweet and salty mixed together and, more importantly, those who love bacon.
For this recipe you need:
1 lb. of bacon
2 1/2 cups of unbleached flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
8 Tbsp. butter (1 stick) softened and cubed
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter (not natural)
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of salted peanuts finely ground
raw or turbinado sugar (for sprinkling)
Step 1: Cooking the bacon
Next, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Arrange the bacon on a wire rack on top of some sort of pan. I have a cake pan that works well but you can use most things as long as the bacon is dripping fat not being cooked directly in the grease.
Cook the bacon for 10- 15 minutes.
Using tongs flip the bacon over and continue cooking until the bacon fat has rendered off and the bacon is nice and crispy.
Don't throw out the fat!!!