Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The delicious "peaches".

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After my failed new brownie recipe attempt, I was still craving something sweet. So I decided to turn to a recipe of my childhood - delicious cookies called "peaches":

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I remember eating them for most major holidays and occasions. They are not hard at all to make, and look beautiful. I apologize that some pictures are a little dark, I was baking later in the evening :)

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 7 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. sour cream (not fat free!)
  • 2.5-3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda (+ 1 tsp. vinegar)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter. In a large bowl, whip together eggs and sugar until light and fluffy, for about 5 minutes. In a cup add vinegar to soda and have a fun science experiment with the kids :) Add sour cream to soda mix and stir nicely. Combine egg and soda mixtures with butter and vanilla, and mix together well.

2. Add flour, one cup at a time, and knead until you get nice but still soft dough. Make it into a ball and wrap in plastic, then put in a fridge for 30min -1 hour.

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3. Get dough from the fridge. Shape it into walnut sized balls and put on a very lightly oiled baking tray about two inches apart.

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 4. Bake for about 15 minutes (until barely gold on the bottoms - you don't want them to get too hard!). Immediately take them off the baking sheet and put on a slightly damped paper towel to cool for a few minutes.

5. Then take a sharp small knife and cut out cookie bottoms like this:

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6. Now you can fill cookies in with all kinds of frosting -Nutella, cream cheese, any buttery kind. I used a can of this whipped with 2 sticks of softened butter (it's to die for, you would want to eat it with a spoon!):

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This caramel frosting also tastes delicious mixed with a cup of browned chopped  walnut or pecan pieces. Or you can just put half of walnut/pecan in the middle of a cookie as a "pit".

7. Then comes the fun part - coloring it! You can use food coloring (yellow, and red with a drop of blue) or beet and carrot juice (that's what I usually use). Take a food brush and use carrot/yellow color first following with beet/red color until it looks like a peach:

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For a more "peachy" effect roll in sugar right after "coloring". Refrigerate for half an hour before serving. Store "peaches" in an airtight container.That's it! I told you they were easy :)

PS- I forgot to mention that if you use the real vegetable juice for color, it's better to eat them within a day or two, or cookies can turn brownish.

I shared this recipe with these fun parties:



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19 comments:

  1. You have so much patience to create these wonderful treats !

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    1. Oh, you don't need much patience for it. I think, all the "painting" part took me about 15 minutes.

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  2. These are really pretty. Was it hard to mix the paints to get the right colors?

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    1. I used beet and carrot juice, and they are really easy to use. But I also did it with food coloring before, and it's pretty easy too because peaches look different too :) You just add color until you are satisfied.

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  3. Gonna have to give this a try, they look so good!

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  4. Hi, I found your blog through Marvellous Mondays on This Gal Cooks. I am your newest follower. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be fantastic. Hope you are having a good week.

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  5. These sound yummy!! Thanks for sharing :)

    ~Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  6. Stopping by from Marvelous Mondays Blog Hop! What a great recipe! Now following on GFC. Stop by sometime:) Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  7. Hi - I'm visiting from Marvelous Mondays Hop - love this recipe - very cute!

    LuAnne
    www.winterpastcooking.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow Lena! Those look to die for! Found you on Marvelous Monday! Pinning these!

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  9. Yummmm, yummmm, yummmm!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's Pinterest. I blog for health: Lipoid Pneumonia, Breast Cancer & Petroleum Jelly and crafting: Valentine Heart Wreath

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  10. Oh my the looks so puffy and delicious! Thank you for much for sharing your recipe, have a nice day :-)

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  11. Lena, these look yummy and easy. My kind of recipe. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. I will be FEATURING this recipe this week. The party will go live to night. Thanks, Nichi

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  12. These look really yummy! Glad you shared them on This Gal Cooks link party :) I'm definitely going to pin these so I can try them soon!

    I'd love for you to stop by my weekend link party @The Weekend re-Treat and link up a few recipes!

    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

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