Chef John's Peanut Butter Cookies

Chef John's Peanut Butter Cookies

Chef John 21367

"These classic cookies don't get much easier."


30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 252 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 252 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 229 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.
  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.
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  1. 64 Ratings


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.