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Chef John's Peanut Butter Cookies

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars
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"These classic cookies don't get much easier."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 252
Original recipe yields 12 servings (24 cookies)

Directions

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  1. Beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a stand mixer until smooth. Watch Now
  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beater with a spatula. Add egg and mix for about 1 minute. Watch Now
  3. Slowly mix in flour with the mixer on low. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beater. Mix on medium until combined, about 30 seconds. Watch Now
  4. Form dough into a ball, cover with plastic and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Watch Now
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Watch Now
  6. Portion out cookie dough in equal-sized balls on a baking sheet covered with a silicone baking mat. Use damp hands to roll dough into smooth balls. Stamp each ball with a fork in a criss-cross pattern. Watch Now
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes until golden. Watch Now
  8. Leave on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Watch Now

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 252 calories; 13.6 29.5 4.7 36 229 Full nutrition

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I followed the recipe exact, only using super chunk peanut butter because that was all I had on hand. They turned out absolutely beautiful, just like peanut butter cookies are supposed to look. ...

Most helpful critical review

Though an easy recipe, the texture of the cookies was grainy, entirely too salty and sweet for my taste, and not peanut buttery enough. Edible, but not really enjoyable.

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I followed the recipe exact, only using super chunk peanut butter because that was all I had on hand. They turned out absolutely beautiful, just like peanut butter cookies are supposed to look. ...

Excellent cookies! The best peanut butter cookies I have ever made! I did change one thing though. I used 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour and decreased the 1 cup white flour by a little bit. Ba...

This is a very easy recipe. It was simple and extremely tasty! I didn't use the silicone baking mat though, i only a standard cookie sheet.

I'm all about a chewy cookie and these are so chewy yet crunchy on the ouside, so good!! And simple to make too!!

My Mom's recipe calls for 1/2 t. ground cinnamon ...and that simple ingredient really enhances the peanut flavor!

These cookies are easy and yummy! They are great the way they are, but I decided to add white chocolate chips and coconut. It made these cookies even better. :)

Though an easy recipe, the texture of the cookies was grainy, entirely too salty and sweet for my taste, and not peanut buttery enough. Edible, but not really enjoyable.

follow recipes exactly. don't add extra butter. i also added chocolate ghiradelli powder on my second time to get rid of it. added nice kick. turned out great!

Simply the best cookies we have ever had!!! Loved by everyone in my family!!! Only change I made is that I used margarine instead of butter as I cannot have butter!!! Wonderful recipe! Only prob...