Oatmeal Date Cookies (vegan + gf)

Oatmeal Date Cookies (vegan + gf)

These delicious oatmeal date cookies are studded with dates and have the perfect soft and chewy texture.

My obsession with Medjool dates continues… this time in cookie form.

I’ve always enjoyed eating and cooking with dates, but since learning all about medjool dates I’ve been obsessed with adding dates to just about everything. It’s kind of a problem, but not really because most of my creations turn out to be delicious. These cookies are a good example.

I actually wasn’t going to post the cookies this week because I figured everyone will be going crazy for pumpkin pie, apple crisp and other Thanksgiving goodies, but then I decided that cookies are good anytime of the year and maybe some folks would be making cookies for their Thanksgiving feast. Or maybe you’ll need some cookies to fuel your Black Friday shopping or holiday decorating. If so, these cookies are for you and I promise you will love them.

Before I go any further I have to tell you that we (me, Isaac and everyone who’s tried them) are obsessed with these cookies. I’ve already made two batches and I’m considering making a third for Thanksgiving Day.

Adding Dates to Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal cookies have always been one of my favorites. I’ve made them many, many times — sometimes with raisins, other times with chocolate chips or coconut, but never with dates. Turns out adding dates to oatmeal cookies is a genius idea! The dates get soft and caramely after baking and every bite that contains a date is literally the best.
Also, the texture of these cookies is basically perfect! Trust me on…

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