Peanut Brittle Bacon Cookies

Peanut Brittle Bacon Cookies

Salty and sweet make a delicious combination in cookies. This recipe combines two unusual cookie ingredients - salty bacon and sweet peanut brittle - in a rich, buttery drop cookie dough.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut brittle, cracked into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups bacon, crisply cooked and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add peanut butter and mix until incorporated.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder.
  6. Add the dry ingredients one cup at a time to the butter mixture, scraping the bowl as needed.
  7. Stir in peanut brittle and bacon.
  8. Roll dough into 1/2-inch balls and place on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with the palm of your hand to about 1 inch in diameter.
  9. Bake about 15 minutes, or until the edges begin to lightly brown.
  10. Remove cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  11. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin.