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For my first instructable, I will be sharing one of my favorite recipes, peanut butter- bacon cookies.

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)

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Step 1: Cooking the bacon

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First, make sure that your butter is softened or softening (it will make things much easier in a little bit)

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!!!

Step 2: Bacon Clean-up

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Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

Pour the fat into a metal or warmed glass or warmed ceramic vessel and put it into the refrigerator. 
Let it cool to a semi-solid state. 
To speed up the process stir it occasionally. 

Step 3: Dry ingredients

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2 1/2 cups flour 
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Stir together until well combined

Than chop up the bacon into 1/2 inch  squarish pieces

Step 4: Get out your mixer!

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Using your mixer (scrape down mixer and bowl as necessary):

Beat the butter 8 Tbsp.  until creamy. 

Mix in 8 Tbsp. of the cooled bacon fat. 

chainsaw052 years ago
This recipe looks great! I can't wait to make and try them.
Who doesn't LOVE bacon! OMG, my fav cookie and bacon combined. Thank you!
cmcgann2 years ago
Cool! Check out my recipe! You could probably add the bacon to these somehow.
duckhuntkid (author) 2 years ago
Thanks for the suggestion! I changed it to a picture of the final product.
I would have changed it to a picture of the cookies being enjoyed but they are already gone!!!
These cookies sound and look delicious :) You should put a picture of the finished cookie in the main image spot!