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Realistic Peach Cookies

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These are the cookies that are definitely amongst my favorite childhood memories. They are shaped like little peaches, filled with peach jam and coated in sugar, what kid wouldn't love these!

What you will need:

Dough:
 - 3/4 cup butter or margarine
 - 1 cup white sugar
 - 2 eggs
 - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (alternatively, you can use lemon zest)
 - 5 cups flour
 - 1 teaspoon baking powder
 - 1/2 cup milk OR 1/2 cup sour creme

Insides:
 ~ 1/2 cup of peach jam
  - about  20 squares of chocolate from a regular chocolate bar (there will be a picture, and this isn't set in stone)
  - 1 tablespoon butter
  - 1 tablespoon cocoa (optional)
  - 1 tablespoon water (optional)

Coloring and coating:
 - Food coloring OR
 - 1/2 of a cooked beet (you will need to obtain this ahead of time)
 - 1 carrot
AND
 - 1 cup of sugar

Dough prep time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes (you prepare filling during this time)
Decorating time: 15-20 minutes

Yields: about 17 full peaches
 
 
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Step 1: Combine butter with sugar

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Take the butter for the dough (3/4 of a cup) and mix it with white sugar in a large bowl. Use a fork to blend the two together until smooth.

Note: for this instructable, I did 1/2 of the recipe, as such my ingridients will appear in smaller quantities

Step 2: Add other wet ingredients

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Once the sugar is blended with the butter, you can add the eggs.
Tip: crack the egg over a different container or a glass before putting into mixture in case broken shell pieces fall in as well.

You don't need to mix it too thoroughly after adding the eggs. Next, add some vanilla or lemon zest. Lastly, add sour creme or milk. If you use milk, you will need more flour.

Mix the ingredients well, but little lumps are okay at this stage.

mygibzone2 years ago
I think these are very creative and fun! They deserve more attention! 2 thumbs up!
Catsunami (author)  mygibzone2 years ago
I'm glad you like them, thanks!
this gets my vote
Catsunami (author)  pineappleattack982 years ago
Thanks pineapple! I'm glad you like them :D
Goodhart2 years ago
Other then the sugar coating at the end, these sound great ! (I am not one for "overly sweet comestibles").
Mmmm! Looks tasty and very creative. I'm thinking these would also make great apricot cookies.

I love the name Catsunami.
Catsunami (author)  CatTrampoline2 years ago
Thanks! I think they'd work like apricots quite easily, just substitute the jam and maybe make them smaller and oranger (it's a word!).

I like your name too :3
deathagent2 years ago
taste great :D
These are gorgeous. :D
Catsunami (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks!
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