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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, room temperature

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 large egg, room temperature

  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour *can sub gluten-free flour 1:1 baking blend

  • 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