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":


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 :)


  • 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.


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.


 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:


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!):


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:


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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mop it up mondays
The Mandatory Mooch
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


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

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

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

    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.

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

  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.

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


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

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


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

  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

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

  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

  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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