Jumbo Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Hold onto your hats if you’re a true peanut butter fanatic! Today I’ve got a recipe that will knock your socks off. But first I have to give credit where credit is due. My youngest daughter came up with this cookie combination. She is the true peanut butter aficionado in our family!

I’ve been on a XL size cookie obsession lately. I really don’t know why. I’m sure if you wanted to make these a bit smaller, they would be just as yummy too, and yield a whole lot more cookies.

These peanut butter and bacon cookies are loaded with flavor. Peanut butter, peanut butter chips, crispy bacon, and roasted peanuts. They are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Take care not to overbake them. These are meant to be a softer cookie. If you prefer a crunchier cookie, feel free to add an extra 1-2 minutes to your baking time.

I hope you give these a try for the peanut butter and bacon loving fan in your life! They are over the top amazing!

Jumbo Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup peanut butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp maple extract

1 Tbsp milk

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 pkg peanut butter chips

1 cup roasted peanuts

8 slices bacon, fried/crumbled/drained

Combine butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Mix well 2-3 minutes. Add egg, extracts, and milk. Fully mix in. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Combine until all flour is incorporated. Stir in peanut butter chips, bacon, and peanuts. Measure 1/4 cup of cookie dough and form into large balls. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Refrigerate 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake cookies 15 minutes until they are just lightly browned. Do not overbake. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet before moving them to a cooling rack. Makes approximately 16 cookies.

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