Apr 22

Peanut Butter Cookies Stuffed with Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates



I can think of no better way to start your Monday than that.

So this weekend I took Andrew rock climbing for his birthday and I guess I was bad at belaying him back down the rock wall.  I mean, I know I wasn’t really smooth and controlled with the speed I was letting him down at because he’d start coming down too fast so I’d abruptly stop him from falling which I guess was quite painful for him.  One time after I let him down he was all like, “Do you want to have children?!”  Which was just him being dramatic.  Because we all know I want kids.  Especially after having a little sister who says fun things like, “I wish everything tasted like Mac n’ Cheese.”

How does she come up with this stuff?!


Other weekend things included these sweet potato fries + guacamole, deciding on our honeymoon hotel in San Francisco and asking another one of my bridesmaids (good morning Kalyn!) to be in my wedding via sushi.

Ohh and I saw Oblivion.  Not a big Tom Cruise fan.  Actually, not a Tom Cruise fan at all.  Now have Matt Damon replace Tom Cruise and I would have totally loved the movie.  Even as it was, the movie was interesting.  Right after we left I was all like, “that was dumb.”*  But that was probably because it was 11:00pm which was past my bedtime (sad, but true).  But after a day of thinking about the movie it’s kinda growing on me…the plot, not Tom Cruise.


And since we’re talking Hollywood things, can we talk about Ryan Reynolds for a sec?  So he’s gorgeous.  This we all know.  But he’s just too pretty to be in any action movies.  Which is weird because he’s so fun to look at.  So when I saw the preview for this movie, it was kinda painful to watch because he just doesn’t really seem like a he could play a member of a S.W.A.T. team.  I think the movie is supposed to be funny actually so I’m sure he fits just fine.  And if we’re being realistic, me and 394793643 other women all across the world would totally pay $9.00 to sit in a theater and stare at that for 2 hours.  youknowit.


Okay that’s all I’ve got to say about movies.  Except maybe to let you know how excited I am for The Great Gatsby with Leonardo because it’s Leonardo and because that’s the only book I actually remember reading/liking in high school.

And Leonardo DiCaprio brings us to Inception and Inception brings us to dreams inside of dreams and dreams inside of dreams brings us to cookies.  How you ask?  Well like a dream inside of a dream, these cookies are peanut butter inside of peanut butter.

Ohh and they’re vegan which means…you should most definitely eat a spoonful of raw cookie dough.


*with intelligent statements like that it’s clear I could never be a movie critic.

Peanut Butter Cookies Stuffed with Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

makes 10 large cookies

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

1 cup oat flour (spooned into measuring cup so it’s not packed)

1/3 cup quick oats

1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup stevia in the raw (or just use another 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed)

1 cup peanut butter, salted (no added sugar)

6 Tbsp applesauce, unsweetened

1 tsp vanilla extract

Stuffed Dates

10 dates

10 tsp peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350F.

Carefully remove the pits from 10 dates.  Be careful not to pull the entire date apart.  Just split one side of the date open.  Stuff each pitted date with ~1 tsp peanut butter.  Put dates into the freezer while you prepare your cookie dough.

In a large bowl, combine oat flour, quick oats, brown sugar and stevia.  In a separate bowl, mix together peanut butter, applesauce and vanilla extract.  Scoop wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until a dough forms.  Roll dough into a large ball.

Make a smaller ball of dough out of the cookie dough.  Flatten the dough and place a peanut butter stuffed date on top.


Wrap the edges of the cookie dough up around the date until the date is no longer visible.  Roll the dough ball between your hands to compact everything together.


Repeat 9 more times.  Place cookies on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.  When you remove the cookies from the oven, they will seem underdone.  Allow to cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack to finish cooling (or just eat one while they’re warm and delicious).


16 comments on “Peanut Butter Cookies Stuffed with Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates”

  1. These are perfect! Must try!

  2. OH. MY. GOSH. YES!! How do you come up with such amazing recipes?! I’m also liking the connection between Inception and these cookies. :)

    • Usually when I’m laying in bed trying to fall asleep recipe ideas start running through my head haha. And then I grab my phone and write them all down:):) And the inception/cookie connection was a stretch haha but thanks for appreciating it:))

  3. I just pulled these out of the oven and they are actually amazing! thank you so much for sharing :) question, how long do yo think they will keep for? should you freeze or just store in a container? I don’t plan on giving too many away, they are just too delightful!

    • Hiii Sarah!

      PUT THEM IN THE FREEZER! I put mine in there and just ate one today and they are SO good frozen! And when the cookie is frozen, it’s fun to cut open and see the PB stuffed date inside…oh the little things:)

      Also, they should keep for a week unfrozen and just stored in a container on your counter:)

      Woohoo I’m glad you made them:))

  4. I am SO excited for the great gatsby also!!! Literally on the edge of my seat waiting to see it. :)

    And cookies with DOUBLE peanut butter?!? That definitely makes for a great monday. Or any day.

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  6. Made these last night for a party at work. I actually doubled the recipe and they were gooey but so delicious! They were a huge hit – thanks for sharing!

    • Glad you tried them out!! I hope they weren’t too gooey for you! There is no such thing as a “too gooey” cookie for me haha:) I’m all about the cookie dough!

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  8. These were delicious!! Especially when you freeze them :)

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