Makin’ Bacon

Not to sound too Seinfeldian but “what’s the deal with bacon?” I got the Think Geek catalog (which rocks, btw) and it’s a veritable baconpalooza! 29 “bacon” related products. Bacon lip balm, bacon salt, bacon stuffed “animals”, bacon candles (mmm) etc. I get that bacon a) tastes great b) smells great, especially on a hangovery morning and c) just is great! So, is bacon a geek “thing”? If so, why? Someone clue me in!

Interestingly, I got a fun recipe from a friend for…*drumroll* peanut butter and bacon COOKIES!!! if you like peanut butter and bacon sandwiches (on white bread, of course), you know you’ll love these! Sweet and salty!! Here’s the recipe…consider it an early Christmas Gift!


Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook
makes 15 cookies about the size of your palm 

1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup each brown sugar and granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
about 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and diced

In a skillet over medium high heat, fry up bacon until cooked through and let cool on paper towels until cool enough to dice. Dice up and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a mixer combine peanut butter and sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and baking soda and mix for another 2 minutes. Fold in cooked bacon. Roll into large walnut sized balls and create a cris-cross pattern with a fork. If you’d like, roll the dough balls in granulated sugar before making the cris-cross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to… your mouth.


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