There are no shortcuts when it comes to making a Classic Peanut Butter Cookie. The best peanut butter cookies are made from simple pantry ingredients and time-tested recipes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to a medium mixing bowl and whisk together until well combined.
Add the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer (or large mixing bowl with an electric mixer).
Using the paddle attachment cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Then, add the peanut butter to the creamed butter and sugar.
Set the mixer on low speed and slowly add in the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture. Do not overmix, mix just until combined!