Peanut Butter Oreos

Peanut Butter Oreos

It’s coming.  The day of roses, red dresses, boxes of chocolate, and way too much PDA.  So what do I get to do? Share dating stories without shame.

The Story:

He put the child-lock on my door.

This was no accident either.

I understand wanting to open the door for me when I get into the car, that’s wonderful and I sort have come to expect that from the dapper men in good ole Provo, Utah.  But also wanting to open it when I get out?  Maybe that’s a little much.  He said he knew I would be stubborn so he put the child-lock on so that I would be forced to wait for him to walk around.

There was no second date.

If you treat me like a child, I’ll act like one.

Peanut Butter Oreos

Yield: 28 cookies, or 14 sandwiched "Oreos"

Peanut Butter Oreos


Chocolate Cookies:
1 box devil's food cake mix (I used Pillsbury)
2 eggs
1/3 C. oil
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Peanut Butter Filling:
1/2 C. butter, softened
1/2 C. smooth peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. milk
2-3 C. powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. Sift cake mix into a large bowl to remove any lumps.
3. Add eggs, oil, brown sugar and vanilla extract and stir until combined. Dough will be thick.
4. Make dough balls a little larger than 1 Tbsp. each and place them on the cookie sheets 3 inches apart. Use your fingers to gently press the dough balls a little more flat because you don't want them to bake up too "tall."
5. Bake for 7-8 minutes, be careful not to over-bake them! They will continue to bake out of the oven.
6. Let cool.
7. Peanut Butter Filling: Beat butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add vanilla extract and milk and beat again. Slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. If it becomes too thick, add more milk.
8. Frost the bottoms of half of the cookie, then take an unfrosted cookie and place it on top to cream your "Oreo."

I took these to a party and by the time I made it from the front door to the serving area they were almost gone!

Peanut Butter Oreo Recipe

For you food photographers out there… A little natural light is all you need for a great photo.  Too bad I’m not creative at all with cookies and just end up stacking them each time… sorry!

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16 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Oreos

  1. 1
    Jenn says:

    You are amazing. Your story of the date and the child lock made me nearly fall from my chair laughing. You have a knack for storytelling!
    More importantly – WOW – the last few recipes have bar none been the BEST of the best. Thank you so so so much. My three little kids love these photos too – and we make baking a family affair…kids and mom do the baking and we surprise daddy with the goods. Then when it is chocolate – he is most tickled – and all is well with the world. My favorite is your blueberry banana bundt cake…wow.

  2. 2
    Julie says:

    Ah, Lizzie! A man like that is a keeper! You should know that men like that don’t come around very often! If he treats you like a lady in the “little” things, he’s sure to be a gentleman in the big things too! He wasn’t treating you like a child, but wanted to make sure you let him to his gentlemanly duties! Maybe there was more to the story, but he sounds like he had good intentions. 🙂

    …I’m looking forward to another great year of yummy posts! Thanks for all the great ideas! (But I have to hide them from my husband, as he wants to send me to the “Betty Crocker Recovery Center.”)

  3. 3
    Mercedes says:

    What a date story! On a positive note, your cookies look fantastic! So soft and chewy and with that peanut butter filling!

  4. 4

    I love the child lock story! These cookies look amazing, I might try with gluten-free cake mix to see if it turns out.

  5. 5
    Regan says:

    Am I the only one that was instantly horrified that you would be locked into the car, with no way out!?! I’m glad it turned out that he was trying to be gentlemanly, but that still would be a little freaky! A little too controlling and stalker-like for me! lol

    And oh boy! These cookies look amazing! I’m making these today! Thanks!

  6. 6
    Ann says:

    I love your blog–you are very creative! and you are so generous to share your clever photo set-ups for the glamor shots. As a food blogger myself, I love seeing how others manage to take such good photos–and your sharing of your techniques is a real gift–thank you!

    So glad you didn’t go out with that door-locking guy again! Smart move–that could have turned ugly!

  7. 7
    peisan says:

    i just look peanut butter…can i change to white sugar instead of brown sugar?

  8. 8

    Oh wow that guy sounds like a real charmer and by charmer I mean super creepy overbearing weirdo. I thought I had some bad date stories (like the guy who auditioned butt-naked for an all girls’ a cappella group and shared that lovely detail on our first date), but I think you may have topped all of them. I’m sorry you had to go out on even one date with that guy! On a more positive note, these cookies look great! I understand your predicament about styling them though–all my cookies tend to get stacked as well haha.

  9. 9
    Bailey says:

    oooh yum these look so good!! and wow, i child lock?? you deserve better!!

  10. 10
    van p says:

    Oh I was I seen this recipe earlier today. My best guy friend would surely fall head over heels for these.

  11. 11

    Hi Lizzy,

    I just want to let you know I made these cookies today for someone’s birthday. I let my hubby try one and he really liked it. So I’ll be making these again for sure.

    Thank you!

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