Friday, August 31, 2012

Peaches and Cream Cookies

Peaches are in season, my friends! And that means that it’s time for a peachy recipe. These fresh peaches and cream cookies are so wonderful! They are so lovely and soft, and the fresh peach chunks are wonderfully bright! With a glass of ice-cold milk, they are perfection!











Fresh Peaches and Cream Cookies:
Yield: 24 Cookies
ingredients:

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ¼ cup fresh diced peaches (skin removed)

Glaze:
½ cup powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp cream (enough to make a drizzle consistency)
¼ tsp vanilla extract


directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir together and set aside.
2. Using a sharp knife, remove the skin from peaches and cut into small chunks. Place the diced peaches on a paper towel to absorb some of the liquid, and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, beat until combined. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until well incorporated. Gently fold in the diced peaches.

4. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop in rounded spoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheets, leaving plenty of room between cookies to allow for some spreading. Bake for about 10-12 minutes until light golden brown. Cool about 1 minute on cookie sheets and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

5. Mix together the powdered sugar, cream and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle lightly over the cookies.

6. Serve with a cold glass of milk and enjoy! 























Mmmmmmm. So good, you must make some! There's nothing more wonderful than baking goodies on a long weekend afternoon, and peaches are in season so you've got a great excuse (as if you needed one!)

In other news.... WE GOT A KITTEN. Her name is Olive, and she is half bengal, half tabby. I am so in love!


 Seriously, I am never going to get anything productive done ever again, because all I want to do all day is snuggle this little ball of warm, furry love.  Even the boyfriend adores her, and he "doesn't even like cats" ... I think he's a convert. 


Don't worry, Doug. We haven't forgotten you ;)

XOXO

17 comments:

  1. OMG the kitten is so adorable! Look at those eyes! Congrats on the new addition!

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  2. Those cookies look delicious!! :)

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  3. I'm eating a peach right now as I read this! These cookies look SO YUMMY and I don't even like fruit in baked goods (other than banana bread and blueberry muffins). I definitely wanna try these! I only have one peach left so I need to make these before I eat it.

    P.S. Your pets are so cute!!

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  4. ..Jen! You liked my pizza.... but those cookies look soooo good!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I'll make them very soon... and maybe share it on my blog with a link to yours.. :))

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  5. These seriously look amazing! I will have to try this recipe really soon. Also what a cute kitty! I am your newest follower!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  6. mmmmmmm looks so tasty! yummy...

    www.alefazka.blogspot.com

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  7. Hey!! Wanted to say welcome and thanks for following! Those cookies look deeeeelish!!
    Love on a Budget

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  8. As soon as I scrolled down, my jaw dropped, those cookies look DELICIOUS! I'm bookmarking this recipe, I really want to try it :D Your new kitty is so adorable, it's such a cute photo you took of her :)

    Pop by and visit my blog Taken By Surprise! xx

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  9. Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I just bought 20 lbs of peaches the other day and now I know what I'm going to make with some of them!! Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment too! Great to find you blog and I'm excited to start following it!

    Have a great weekend.

    -Jenn

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    Let me know, if you would like to follow each other on Blogger

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  11. omg the pups face just made me laugh out loud at my desk! Olive is so adorable! and now all I want is peaches and cream cookies! You won me over! haha Now your newest follower!

    -Hannah
    thirstyworlddesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. These cookies look delicious!
    Love the blog, i'll be your newest follower =)

    xox, Denise

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  13. I'm so jealous! :(
    peaches are so damn expensive here. it's a luxury having them! let alone incoporating them into recipes.

    Natasha
    by the way, {give me some words back?} ..heh!

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  14. These look absolutely delicious. I can't wait to try the recipe. Also, I am a die-hard pug fan so, lucky you to have one!

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  15. These look delicious. Just found them on Pinterest. One quick question, what is the texture like?

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    1. Hi Kelly! They're a very soft cookie, as the dough is quite sticky. They hold together really well though, and they're SO yummy!

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  16. What a cute kitten!

    www.onmyhonoriwilltry.blogspot.com

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