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Peanut Brittle Bacon Cookies

Peanut Brittle Bacon CookiesSounds odd—but on second thought—the contrasting textures and flavors of creamy peanut butter, crisp smoky bacon and crunchy sweet peanut brittle is a winning combination in an extraordinary cookie.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 cups all-purpose 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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Add peanut butter and mix until incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients one cup at a time to the butter mixture, scraping the bowl as needed. Stir in peanut brittle and bacon.
  4. 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. Bake about 15 minutes or until the edges begin to lightly brown. Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.