Peach Cookies {That Look Like a Real Peach!}

10.02.2012

I love when I can combine art and food because I’ve always been so passionate about each of them. These cookies are the perfect combination of both. And when food is prettier doesn’t it just taste better =)? I’ve seen different versions of these cookies roaming around Pinterest and I’m so excited I finally got around to trying them. I noticed some recipes called for vegetable oil and others called for butter. I’m all about the butter version because butter makes everything better doesn’t it?

I made a few slight alterations to the original recipe, from Cafe Chocolada, such as adding a few extra tablespoons of sugar in the cookie dough mixture. I used half brown sugar (rather than all granulated) and added vanilla extract to add another slight layer of flavor. I think salt is almost always a must for cookie dough so I added a tad and used salted butter. Then I opted to paint the cookie rather than dip it in colored milk. I dipped the first one and it was too soggy even after a quick dip in the milk (plus painting the cookies requires less milk, and the more milk you use the more diluted the color will be or the more food coloring you will have to add to get a vibrant color. So this method required less of each).

These cookies were so fun to make and decorate. I was in my zone where two of my favorite hobbies collide =). Although you don’t need to be an artist to make these, they are actually really simple. The other great thing about these cookies is that not only do they look like peaches but they have that delicious, sweet peach flavor thanks to the peach jam sandwiched between them. You could even use Nutella and make a small “pit” (simply combine some Nutella with the crumbs you removed for the pit). I think next time around I may even add a few drops of raspberry extract to the milk mixture because I love the peach raspberry combo. Enjoy!

Peach Cookies {That Look Like a Real Peach!}

Yield: 17 sandwiched cookies (34 singles)

Peach Cookies {That Look Like a Real Peach!}

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 10 1/2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Filling and Coating
  • peach jam or preserves
  • 6 Tbsp milk, divided
  • red and yellow food coloring
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
  • you'll also need a clean paintbrush

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, granulated sugar and light-brown sugar on medium-low speed until well blended, about 1 minute. Mix in egg and vanilla. Add sour cream and mix until blended. With mixer on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated. Scoop dough out 1 even tablespoon at a time and with buttered hands roll dough into a ball. Place balls on cookie sheet (you can fit 15 per sheet but then you are left with 4 in the end so unless you were making a double batch it wouldn't matter to try and fit that many). Bake in preheated oven 14-15 minutes until bottoms are lightly golden brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Allow cookies to cool completely then spread about 1 teaspoon of peach jam evenly across the bottom of one cookie then gently press another cookie over the jam layer to sandwich them together. Repeat this process with remaining cookies.
  • To decorate cookies, pour 3 tbsp of milk into two small bowls. Tint one bowl of milk with red food coloring until it reaches a vibrant pink, then tint the other bowl of milk with yellow food coloring until its reaches a vibrant yellow. Take a paint brush and dip into the yellow tinted milk then paint randomly across both cookies leaving some areas unpainted. Then dip paintbrush into red tinted milk and paint randomly across unpainted areas and blend slightly (tip: I found the less milk I was able to paint across the cookie the better because then your cookies won't become soggy. You really don't need very much at all). Immediately after painting cookie, dip and coat entire cookie with sugar. Insert one or two fresh mint leaves into the side of each cookie if desired. Store in an airtight container.
  • Recipes Source: adapted slightly from Cafe Chocolada
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2012/10/peach-cookies-that-look-like-a-real-peach/

24 comments

  • Irene: These look way too cute!!! October 2, 2012 at 8:58pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: These are absolutely stunning! I have to make these, especially because my niece is going to love these! October 2, 2012 at 11:03pm Reply

  • Michelle C {Krumble Cakes and Sweets}: Oh em gee! These are not only good looking but I bet they are finger licking good!! Where’s the milk? LOL Thanks for sharing. October 3, 2012 at 7:22pm Reply

  • fudgingahead: So pretty! I think my husband would love these. :) October 3, 2012 at 10:56pm Reply

  • lynn smith: oh my these are our cookies!!!!!! we made them for romeo peach festival :)

    October 4, 2012 at 6:19pm Reply

  • Grandbabycakes: I think these are the prettiest cookies I have ever seen. Yep definitely the case. Gorgeous! October 10, 2012 at 7:00pm Reply

  • Sue: GORGEOUS cookies! October 11, 2012 at 10:55pm Reply

  • Grandbabycakes: Seriously these are the cutest cookies ever! I added them to my National Cookie Month roundup: http://www.grandbaby-cakes.com/2012/10/cookies-everywhere.html October 17, 2012 at 5:32am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Grandbabycakes – thanks for including me =), very cute blog by the way! October 17, 2012 at 2:16pm Reply

  • Cynthia: These look lovely! October 27, 2012 at 11:30pm Reply

  • Ariel: Great recipes, great blog, congratulations !!!! December 8, 2012 at 7:20pm Reply

  • Terri: Just tried these, they’re BEAUTIFUL & SO TASTY!!!!! You’ve GOT TO MAKE A BATCH!!!! January 28, 2013 at 2:51pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you thought so Terri =). Thanks so much for your comment! January 30, 2013 at 1:12pm Reply

  • Paleoliscious: These look absolutely beautiful! I am Hungarian and we traditionally have these cookies (also called Peach in Hungarian) at Easter! You made a great job with them, congrats! January 30, 2013 at 12:39am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much! January 30, 2013 at 1:04pm Reply

  • Danica: My mother used to make these when I was little. She is from Slovenia. Instead of food coloring, she used a kool-aid packet mixed with just enough water to dissolve the powder, and then while wet dipped into sugar. February 1, 2013 at 9:18pm Reply

  • becky: I make these also, however, my recipe is rather different, its an old balkan recipe. I carve out the centers of the cookies and my filling is a walnut, cookie crumb, rum, chocolate filling. February 8, 2013 at 2:56pm Reply

  • vesna: These are serbian mini cakes called breskvice March 22, 2013 at 7:14am Reply

  • vicky: my aunt used to make these she is from Bulgaria..now i can make them for my kiddos…thanks for sharing June 6, 2013 at 5:10pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Vicky :)! June 6, 2013 at 8:53pm Reply

  • Leanne: Its neat to hear of other versions of Peach cookies. They are at many Italian weddings. We also carve out the center then fill half with vanilla pudding and half with chocolate. For the coating they are rolled in whiskey. Thanks for sharing your recipe! September 7, 2013 at 7:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Love the idea of filling with vanilla pudding and chocolate! Yum! September 7, 2013 at 7:57pm Reply

  • Gabby: Ah yes, these are croatian goodies!! Yum yum June 26, 2014 at 12:28am Reply

  • Tina: These are famous Russian peaches cookies. The middles of baked cookies need to be scooped out and filled with dulche de leche. Yummmm. Just another idea for you, guys. December 13, 2014 at 4:25am Reply

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