Peach Cookies

Peach Cookies


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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.


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

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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