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Hello Everyone! I have had this blog for years now, and as my personal life has changed, so have my tastes and eating habits...for the better!! I am now a fully plant-based eater, so my newer recipes will reflect this lifestyle and way of eating.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip-Bacon Cookies

This is the pic from the magazine. 
I have misplaced my camera.  =(
The newest thing last year was to add kosher salt to your chocolate chip cookies to get a salty-sweet effect.  This puts a WHOLE new spin on things.  Some people say that bacon makes everything better.  Well, I don't know about EVERYTHING, but these cookies are out of this world!!!!  At least try them so you can say you did.

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp baking poweder
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch of chili powder
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
5 strips bacon
4 Tbs. unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed, light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate

Directions
Combine the flour, baking soda, baking power, cinnamon, chil powder, and salt in a large bowl.
Cook the bacon in the oven in a foil-lined pan at 400 for 20 minutes or until crispy. Drain and crumble.
Beat butter and reserved bacon drippings in a large bowl at med-high speed until smooth.
Beat in the peanut butter for about 1 minute.
Beat in the sugars until creamy (about 4 min)
Add the egg and vanilla and beat until fluffy (about 2 min)
Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
Stir in all but 2 Tbps. of the chocolate and the bacon.
Form dough balls and put two inches apart on a prepared baking sheet.  Flatten with fingers a bit and add the reserved chocolate chips and bacon.
Back until golden (about 12-14 min)

Enjoy!!!

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