Bacon Cookies

Thick, chewy, and full of real bacon flavor, these easy bacon cookies are a sweet and salty dream. Loaded with butterscotch chips and crunchy peanuts, you’ll be happily enjoying a flavorful bacon cookie in just 20 minutes.

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Easy Bacon Cookies

This recipe came together easily using my go-to chocolate chip cookie as the base. I first swapped out the regular butter with bacon grease (you can thank me later) and used butterscotch chips instead of chocolate chips.

Lastly, for that added crunch, I chopped up some salted peanuts to give an extra texture and flavor dimension. The best part about these bacon cookies is that they require no-chill time. You can mix them up, bake them, and be eating 1 (or 2 or 3) in no time flat.

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Bacon cookies with butterscotch chips and salted peanuts

Bacon Cookies

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  • Author: Katie
  • Total Time: 20 Min
  • Yield: 2 Dozen


Thick and chewy bacon cookies filled with sweet butterscotch chips and salted peanuts. Salty/sweet fans this cookie recipe is for you!


  • 1/2 cup bacon fat

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 large egg, room temperature

  • 1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp. coarse sea salt

  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream bacon fat and sugar on high for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

  3. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally.

  4. Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt into a bowl and mix on low until fully incorporated and dough forms.

  5. Mix in the butterscotch chips and chopped peanuts by hand with a spatula.

  6. Using a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop drop onto parchment-lined cookie trays approximately 2 inches apart and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown and the centers appear just slightly under-baked.

  7. Let cool on the tray for at least 10 minutes before removing it to a cookie rack. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 10 Min
  • Cook Time: 10 Min
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. I made these today, mine weren’t quite as thick as yours, but oh my goodness they were so good. The edges were crispy and the middle nice and chewy. My only regret is not making a double batch.

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