Peach Cookies

    Peach Cookies

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    2hr45min


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    About this recipe: These delicious cookies look just like fresh peaches. Round cookes are hollowed out and sandwiched together with an apricot-cream cheese filling.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 30 cookies

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 175ml vegetable oil
    • 125ml milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 460g plain flour
    • 320g apricot jam
    • 50g chopped almonds
    • 85g cream cheese, softened
    • 2 tablespoons instant tea powder
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons brandy
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 50g red decorating sugar
    • 100g orange decorating sugar

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. Combine sugar, oil, milk, eggs, baking powder and vanilla in large bowl. Blend in enough flour to form a soft dough.
    3. Roll into walnut size balls. Place on ungreased baking trays.
    4. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cookies will be pale. Remove to rack to cool.
    5. Hollow out cookie centres. Reserve crumbs. Combine 2 cupfuls crumbs, jam, almonds, cream cheese, instant tea powder, brandy and cinnamon. Mix to blend.
    6. Fill cookies with crumb mixture. Press 2 cookies together to form a peach shape.
    7. Brush lightly with brandy or water and dip one spot in the red sugar for blush and roll entire cookie in orange sugar. Top with a sugar leaves or plastic peach leaves.

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