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Video: Chef John's Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

See how to make America’s favorite cookie.

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Soft, rich, moist in the middle, slightly crispy around the edges, with that nutty flavor—no wonder the peanut butter cookie is America’s favorite! In this video, Chef John shows you how to make this classic cookie. No secret ingredients here and no modern techniques, just good old-fashioned peanut butter cookie goodness. You’ll see how to combine ingredients and get a great trick for making uniform-size cookies. Scoop, roll, and place the cookies on the baking sheet. Follow along with the recipe for Chef John's Classic Peanut Butter Cookies. Chef John will also show you how to perform “the old stampa-stampa” to create that signature cross-hatch mark. See more Chef John videos >>

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Aug. 20, 2013 5:55 pm
#OMG! So funny! I love Food Wishes! Peanut Butter Cookies are one of my faves! I am so making these soon!
Danielle Robert 
Jun. 23, 2013 5:48 am
Too funny!!!! And small but very helpful tips too --- thanks :-)
Dec. 22, 2012 9:07 am
Hey Chef ;).. just wanted to let ya know that my Great grandmother used to roll these in sugar, then do the "hash-tag" (lol)criss-cross mark then sprink with a lil more suger.. your fork won't stick in the criss cross when pulling up!!.. :)..But I have to admitt I like the EXTRA sugar:)
Nov. 30, 2012 12:49 pm
Your video was not only informative but it was HILARIOUS! It made me smile all the way through after the Jiffy joke! :) I am looking forward to making this delicious cookie.
Jul. 11, 2012 4:44 pm
I'll have to ask a stocker at the store where to find the PB in a jiffy, mostly just to see if they know what a jiffy is. ;) Great recipe, and good instructions. My sons love to bake with me, and they enjoyed your video. Merci mille fois!
Jul. 11, 2012 3:14 pm
I love peanut butter cookies.. though I could do without the hair in the first on you stamped down (On the bottom right side) LOL Hopefully you got that one!! ;) Thanks for the video!! cheri
Jul. 11, 2012 2:25 pm
Thanks for the laughs Chef John! That was cute. Oh yeah, the cookies look delish and simple too.
Jul. 9, 2012 9:52 am
You're so funny haha!
Jun. 15, 2012 4:16 pm
I cant wait to get started.
May 10, 2012 4:41 pm
I love the old stampa stampa. I think I'll also be picking up a sorbet scoop :)
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