Peanut Butter & Bacon Cookies

Makes 16 cookies
Adapted from Gourmet & Joy the Baker

1 cup natural peanut butter, room temperature (we used Smuckers Natural Chunky)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 slices of bacon

Cook bacon, cool and dice.  Our preferred baking method comes via the genius Ina Garten.  Preheat oven to 400 F.  Place a bking rack on a sheet pan and arrange bacon slices in a single layer - bake for 15 minutes.  Or of course, you can use your favorite skillet.

If you went skillet, preheat oven to 350 F.  If you went oven, lower temperature to 350 F.

In a mixer, blend peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar until well combined, 1-2 minutes.  Add in the egg and baking soda and continue to mix for another few minutes.  Add in the diced bacon and mix to incorporate.

Sprinkle some sugar on a plate, roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and drop into the sugar, rolling to coat.  Place cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Gently press down cookies using the tines of a fork.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until very lightly browned.  Cool cookies completely on a baking sheet.  Store at room temperature.

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