Peanut Butter Cookies:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar, for rolling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Using a mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add the peanut butter and beat for one minute. Add the sugars and beat for 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for one minute after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
On a low speed, add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Pour 1/2 cup sugar into a small bowl. Roll the dough into balls and place them into the sugar.
After coating the dough balls with sugar, place onto baking sheet 2 inches apart. Press a fork into each cookie, rotate 90 degrees and press again to achieve the classic peanut butter cookie look.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for one minute before transferring to cooling rack.