Salty, crispy bacon is the perfect complement to a soft and chewy peanut butter cookie. It might sound strange, but it tastes amazing – a sweet & salty lovers’ dream!
Oh yes, you read that title right. I put BACON. In cookies. And I loved it.
It might sound kind of strange to put everyone’s favorite breakfast food in a cookie, but it really works – especially when the cookie is a peanut butter cookie! The sweet cookie with the slightly salty peanut butter and the super salty bacon is a sweet & salty lovers’ dream combo!
I am definitely a little late to the bacon-in-sweet-foods trend. A few years ago, I saw bacon in chocolates or desserts all over the place. Now, not so much. The trend may be slowly dying, but really, could bacon ever become unpopular? I really don’t think so!
Ok but let’s talk about the real reason that I made these cookies. Those pig sprinkles. Have you ever seen anything so cute??
TheBetterHalf and I got lunch in the Gotham West Market a few weeks ago (home to Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, one of our new favorite Ramen spots in NYC). We (ie me) were browsing the cute little store in the back called The Brooklyn Kitchen, when I saw the pig sprinkles!!! I nearly squealed with delight. I had to have them. And I had to make something with bacon immediately to use these adorable little guys.
And for any of you that need to have these sprinkles, you can buy them on Amazon! Although this is one of the first times when the price at the cute little local shop was actually cheaper than on Amazon! Way to go, Brooklyn Kitchen!
The peanut butter cookie itself is super soft and chewy, and full of peanut butter flavor. If you aren’t convinced about the bacon in these cookies, then just leave it out – this is a great PB cookie recipe to keep in your files!! You could add chopped peanuts, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips – they would all taste delicious.
As a self-proclaimed cookie monster, you know I have some great cookie recipes for you!