Bacon, Bourbon and Peanut Butter Cookies |

Bacon, Bourbon and Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: North American


These bacon, bourbon and peanut butter cookies combine three of my favourite flavours into one delicious cookie. It doesn’t get better than this!



  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (or 1 tablespoon vanilla)
  • 1/3 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Mix with a fork.
  3. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 4 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the drippings and set aside to cool. Crumble the bacon, remove (eat) any chewy bits.
  4. Beat the butter and reserved bacon drippings in a large bowl with a mixer on until smooth, about 1 minute. Beat in the peanut butter until combined, about 1 minute. Beat in the granulated and light brown sugar until creamy, about 4 minutes, then add the egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy, about two more minutes.
  5. Add the flour mixture in 2 additions, scraping down the bowl as needed, until just combined.
  6. Stir in the crumbled bacon and chocolate chips
  7. Form the dough into 1″ balls and arrange 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake for about 8 minutes for chewy cookies, 10 for crispier cookies.
  9. Let the cookies cool 2 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


These cookies freeze well. Roll into balls and freeze on a tray in your freezer. Once the balls are frozen, you can put them together in a ziploc bag. Bake from frozen but leave in oven for about two extra minutes.