Elvis Cookies

Elvis was known for his love of peanut butter and bananas, but I added a few extra goodies that I think he would approve of.

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
about 50 cookies
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth, your call)
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Big pinch of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
  • 5 ounces pretzels, smashed (about 3/4 cup pretzel crumbs)
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked crisp and chopped fine
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a baking sheet or sheets with cooking spray.

  • In a big bowl, mix the sugar, butter, peanut butter, molasses, vanilla, baking powder and salt until it's all one color. Add the bananas and mash them up real good in there.

  • Add the flour and gently mix until incorporated, with no lumps.

  • Fold in the chocolate chips, pretzel pieces and bacon.

  • Using two spoons, form balls about the size of a large walnut and drop them on the prepared baking sheet(s) at least 2 inches apart. Place the sheet(s) in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes.

  • Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden on the outside and super gooey in the middle, just like the King would want them. Let cool on a wire rack off the baking sheet.

  • Find this recipe and more in Duff Bakes: Think and Bake Like a Pro at Home ($27.50, William Morrow).


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