Peach Cookies, an impressive dessert for every occasion. Soft cookies sandwiched together with an apricot jam and cookie crumb filling, then dipped into coloured milk, and coated in granulated sugar to resemble peaches, my favourite childhood treat. They are ridiculously easy to make, and ready in about 40 minutes or so.
A super easy cookie recipe that calls for simple ingredients to create a beautiful and yummy dessert for all tastes and ages. No need for complicated cream filling, in the oven, out, fill them out, a bit of food colouring to look nice, a bit of sugar sprinkled over, and that's it!
Even a complete beginner can bake these peach cookies, I kid you not! Easy dough to work with, about 12-15 minutes in the oven, it can't go any easier than that!
They do look quite realistic, don't they? The cookie have a similar texture to a shortbread cookie, they are rich and buttery, and the apricot/peach jam works wonderfully well here.
- eggs - at room temperature
- sugar - either caster or granulated sugar
- vegetable oil
- plain flour - well sifted to avoid lumps in the dough
- baking powder
- vanilla extract - or any other extract of your choice
- yellow food colouring
- red food colouring
- peach/apricot jam -or any filling of your choice
- mint leaves - to decorate (optional)
Step-by-step photos and instructions
To make the dough:
- mix the eggs with sugar until they become pale yellow and fluffy
- add the vegetable oil, flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, and flour, and mix well to get a dough.
The dough should not stick to the hands, so fell free to add more flour if necessary, depending on the type of flour you are using.
- form small balls about the size of a walnut, and bake them for about 12-15 minutes.
- leave to cool for a bit, then use a sharp knife to make a small well in the middle to fit the filling.
Don't throw away the scooped cookie crumbs, they can be mixed with the jam (or any cream filling you prefer).
- once they are filled with jam, and sandwiched together to look like a peach, you can dip them into the yellow and red/pinkish milk, and sprinkle with sugar.
And that's it!
Leave the cookies to cool well enough before you scoop them out, it makes handling them a lot easier. A sharp knife should do the job really well - just careful as it might be tricky.
The cookies then need to cool down completely before filling them with jam, as they will get very messy if the jam warms up.
If you don't have food colouring, not a problem, just dip the cookies into milk and sprinkle with sugar - they are still yummy, just without the colour.
Jam can be swapped for any cream filling of your choice, it's entirely up to you. I prefer jam, as it gives a more fruit flavour, but cream can do too.
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- 3 eggs
- 125 g sugar
- 125 ml vegetable oil
- 425 g plain flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon yellow food colouring
- 1 tablespoon red food colouring
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup granulated sugar (to sprinkle over)
- 1 cup peach/apricot jam (or any filling of your choice)
- mint leaves to decorate (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).
- To make the dough, use a hand mixer or the kitchen aid to mix the eggs and sugar until foamy and pale yellow.
- Add the oil, and mix well again.
- Add the vanilla extract, baking powder and flour, and mix to form a dough. Add a bit more flour if the dough is still sticky.
- Use your hands to shape small balls about the size of a walnut.
- Line 2 baking trays with non-stick perchament paper, then arrange the balls onto it.
- Bake for about 12-15 minutes until no longer soft, then remove from the oven and leave to cool a bit, before making a well in the middle of each cookie with a sharp knife.
- Mix the scooped cookie crumbs with the jam, then fill each cookie, and sandwich two together to make a peach cookie.
- In one cup of milk, add the yellow food colouring, and in the second the red one.
- Dip each cookie into each bowl of milk, then toss into the granulated sugar.
- Decorate with mint leaves, and leave to dry before serving.
- Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.