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. Grab some before they disappear!
Right, Christmas is now over, and we’ve got a few days from recover from all that yummy food before the New Year’s Eve party brings more indulgence. Well, no time to rest if your birthday happens to be in between these 2 celebrations. More food, more desserts, although I must say, I really am stuffed now, and can’t possibly see any more desserts in front of my eyes.
So, these peach cookies will (hopefully) be my last dessert post for the year. But what a dessert, hey! Aren’t these cookies super cute? I mean, I love cookies of any kind, but these peach-shaped cookies are something else.
You wouldn’t believe how easy making them is. I remember mum making some when I was young, and haven’t had some in years, and I really wanted to give them a try, but thought I didn’t have enough time to deal with time-consuming baking.
But, guess what, they turned out to be one of the easiest cookie recipes I have made so far. 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!
Peach cookies step by step
To make the dough, it’s dead easy.
- 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!
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Peach Cookies, an impressive dessert for every occasion. Soft cookies sandwiched together with an apricot jam and cookie crumble 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. Grab some before they disappear! These are seriously nice cookies that kids will adore.
- 3 eggs
- 125 g sugar
- 125 ml vegetable oil
- 425 g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp yellow food colouring
- 1 tbsp 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.
- The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.