good morning san francisco + peanut butter bacon cookies

I just woke up for the first time in my new home in San Francisco. New apartment, new room mates, new city, new job, new life.

I still have unpacking to do, but after breakfast this morning I am heading straight to the SoMa Whole Foods. After being WF deprived in Davis for two years, I am so ready to bask in the glory that is bulk aisles and endless options.

I will post again soon, after I have settled in a bit more and gotten organized. For now, here is the recipe I promised.

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

sugar free version on the left, “real” on the right. both amazing.

Recipe: makes ~12 cookies. gluten free, grain free, Sugar free (optional) and badass

slightly adapted from A Cozy Kitchen

  • 8 slices bacon, nitrate free
  • 1 cup peanut butter (with salt)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar or NuNaturals Baking Stevia
  • 2 tsps molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/3 cup peanuts

Directions – Preheat the oven to 350. Microwave the bacon 4 slices at a time until crispy, about 5 minutes per batch. Lay the crispy bacon on paper towels to drain. Save a bit of the bacon grease and grease a large cookie sheet. 

In a large bowl, mix the peanut butter, sugar, molasses, egg, baking soda, and nutmeg. Once well combined, crumble the bacon slices into the dough. Fold in. Divide the dough into ~12 cookies on the baking sheet. Press the whole peanuts into the cookies. Bake for 10-13 minutes, until lightly browned. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing the cookies from the tray. Let cool more on a cookie tray.

I ate one every day until they were all gone. 

time to make more! the neighbors are gonna love me ;)

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18 responses to “good morning san francisco + peanut butter bacon cookies

  1. YOU HAD ME AT BACON.
    Bacon makes everything better doesn’t it? Bacon ice cream, bacon brownies, maple bacon donuts, i love them all. Haha!!!

    I’m so excited for you and your new life! I always dream of starting a new life somewhere else… maybe some day :)

  2. Umm..this sounds amazing.

  3. Sooooo delicious! Jonj gave me one when I got home the other day, what a pleasant surprise, thanks for thinking of us. Btw congrats on being fully moved into the new place. And to celebrate, we should go to Bootie night club!!! Hit me up when you’re down :)

  4. Sable@SquatLikeALady

    I don’t even LIKE bacon and these look incredible! I’m drooooooling

  5. spoonfulofsugarfree

    YAY!!! I have been waiting for this recipe :D :D :D

    Have fun at Whole Foods-love that place! Of course as soon as I move away from home a whole foods opens right down the street from my old house. This has happened to me twice already in two different states. Boo.

  6. Welcome to San Francisco!

  7. awesome!!! i’m gonna have to share my cookie recipe with you that uses caramelized bacon + bacon grease!!! (and butterscotch and browned butter…)

    so happy you are in SF!!! let me know if/when you wanna meet up!!!!!! this weekend maybe?!

  8. These cookies look so good! I would totally make them if I wasn’t a vegetarian =)

  9. Bacon!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  10. Bacon?! In COOKIES?!?! I never would have thought to add those! What a great idea. ;)

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