Chef John's Peanut Butter Cookies

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These classic cookies don't get much easier.

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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
24 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 egg

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a stand mixer until smooth.

  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beater with a spatula. Add egg and mix for about 1 minute.

  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.

  4. Form dough into a ball, cover with plastic and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  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.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes until golden.

  8. Leave on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
14g Fat
30g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 229mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 5g
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 104mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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