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Peachy Cookies Recipe

Peachy Cookies Recipe

One bite of these pretty pastries and you'll think they came fresh off the tree instead of the cookie plate. Andrea Cuteri from Coraopolis, Pennsylvania bakes them for holidays, weddings and celebrations that call for a peach of a cookie!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 2-1/2 hours Bake: 15 min./batch + standing YIELD:46 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened instant tea
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • COATING:
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lemon gelatin
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) orange gelatin
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Mint leaves and additional apricot preserves

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil, milk and vanilla until blended. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually beat into egg mixture.
  • 2. Roll into 3/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake at 325° for 13-15 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks.
  • 3. While cookies are warm, use a sharp knife and small spoon to cut and scoop out about 1/2 teaspoon crumbs from the bottom of each cookie; set crumbs aside (about 1-1/2 cups) for filling. Cool cookies completely.
  • 4. In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients; stir in reserved crumbs. Spoon into two cookies; spread a thin amount of filling on cookie bottoms and press together to form a peach. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.
  • 5. In a shallow bowl, combine one package each of lemon and orange gelatin powder. Place one package of strawberry gelatin powder in another bowl. Place sugar in a third bowl.
  • 6. Working with one cookie at a time, spritz cookie with water. Dip in lemon gelatin mixture, then in strawberry gelatin and then in sugar; spritz with additional water and add more gelatin as needed to create desired peach blush effect. Place on a wire rack to dry for 1 hour.
  • 7. Repeat with remaining cookies and packages of gelatin. Attach mint leaves to the top of each cookie with additional preserves. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 174 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Peachy Cookies

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nomad1125 User ID: 1147084 175642
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"I have searched for this recipe for years! First saw them at a wedding----great cookie and decor on the plate! I will try these for sure. They will go one my "special " list."

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pepper2008 User ID: 1180395 175533
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"These cookies turned out beautifully and, yes, they are a lot of work. I used peach jello as part of the coating, but confess to using apricot preserves as the recipe calls for. I love apricots. I believe the instant tea added color and a bit of tang to the filling. I suspect you could leave it out. Everyone who tasted one thought they were very good, not just cute. I cater a dog show in Georgia and hope to have time to make these this year. They keep quite well. You just need to add the leaves at the last minute."

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bunz1951 User ID: 2558942 95047
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2009

"great idea"

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taffysugar User ID: 1434851 161469
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2009

"Cookies look great but it seems to be a lot of work making them. Think I`ll pass on this recipe until there is a special occasion for a fancy cookie."

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ldanley User ID: 1907715 108038
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2009

"They are so CUTE! The only problem is that they don't taste like peaches. I'd use peach jello instead of orange and peach preserves so that they taste the way they look. They're awesome, though!"

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orange08 User ID: 2987330 179895
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2009

"My mother used to make us peach cookies. Her recipe is a bit different.

"Peaches & Cream Cookies"
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
4 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 box instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup sweet vermouth
1 large box peach jello
1/4 tsp. red food coloring
tube green icing
Beat eggs lightly, add 1 cup sugar, oil, flour, & baking powder.
Mix well & refrigerate overnight or 3-4 hrs.
Roll into balls & place on lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 325 for 15 min.
Scoop hole in bottom of each cookie using small end of melon scoop. Fill with prepared pudding. Put 2 cookies together to form peach.
Mix vermouth & coloring..roll 1/3 of each filled cookie in red.
Mix peach jello & a little white sugar. Roll cookies in jello mixture.
Pipe green leaf stems on each at end of cookie.
Keep refrigerated.
These are delicious...my son loved to help her make them when he was a little boy."

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st francis User ID: 3481886 142204
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2009

"It took me a bit to realize I was looking at the cookies - these cookies are a "real" peach of an idea - for those of you who are stressed by the name - drain a cup of peaches and dice to add to preserves - Andrea - you're the peach!"

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Brinn User ID: 1075595 163929
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"Why do you call them peach cookies when they have apricots. To me this is very misleading.They should be called

Peached shaped apricots cookies.
thank you,
B orndoff"

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grammame User ID: 33066 175532
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"I don't get it. There are no peaches in this recipe."

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johnboy2 User ID: 261626 142203
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"Congratulations there has never been a peach cookie recipe, this shows truly artistic talent. For great grandma and grandma above, forget all the prep put pealed peaches in a blender and blend add to batter sprinkle some cinnamon on top and there you go-your style peach cookies. Catherine In San Antonio, TX"

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ts_sweetcreations User ID: 1755155 163928
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"I think they would be fabulous on a wedding cake. Much too much for everyday or for kids I agree. But, WOW what a beautiful addition to a Harvest wedding cake. Great job Andrea, and great imagination. I could have never thought up such an elegant treat. Very beautiful cookies. Thanks for the idea!!!"

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1ragmop User ID: 254432 91686
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"I'm a Grandmother of 15, a great grandmother of 5 and I sure don't have time for a 2 1/2 hour prep time for cookies. Be more practical will ya! ! !"

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mydogmoe User ID: 4179760 116195
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"I think that they would look beautiful on a wedding cake."

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dekranouhi User ID: 3881839 161467
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"My kids would never touch them with all that sugar on the outside. They look nice but not worth the effort"

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dekranouhi User ID: 3881839 102885
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"3 pkgs ea. of gelatin or Jello?"

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teresasmith User ID: 2715160 161465
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"Is the instant tea in POWDER or LIQUID form? Have you ever tried peach preserves? Does the peach make these TOO sweet? teresas@abelectric.org"

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alma.l.gravel User ID: 3476176 102883
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"But just think - all you would need is one recipe of these to put on a tray with some plainer cookes to make a really special looking tray."

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jophillips79106 User ID: 418436 175640
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"I'm tempted to try this but I'd use peach preserves instead of apricot since they're called Peachy cookies. It does look labor intensive but that's the fun of baking!

jophillips"

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jessicaschafer User ID: 931629 210180
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"These are very cute and I do understand they're being billed as "special occasion" cookies - but as with many recent Taste of Home recipes, they are ridiculously complicated to make and I won't be attempting it.  "

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divydoc User ID: 2940097 102877
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"As the lady said they are special occasion cookies. She is probley like me I have special cookies that I make just at Christmas. The recipe came from Germany with my late wife's Greatgrandmother x 4 so you can see it's been in the family a long time. These take 2 days to do you bake one day than frost and decorate the next. They are a lot of work for this 71 year old retired nurse but I do it for my 5 boys (MEN NOW) with their help. The rest of the year it's drop cookies,easy cakes, and brownies."

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joyce14 User ID: 2597748 161463
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"Clever idea - want to make them. Being that they are peach cookies, why didn't you use peach preserves and peach jello? Is the instant tea really necessary?"

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Kolache User ID: 205626 142202
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"I agree with srobertsons44"

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srobertsonstr44 User ID: 519273 91685
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"Sounds lovely but who has that kind of time to bake cookies? Give me a simple drop or bar cookie every time."

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