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    Peach Cobbler, Cookies

    Because I had peaches.

    I spent the day baking today, with the bedroom air conditioner (only air conditioner) on full blast and the bedroom door open, with a fan in the hallway directing the cool air into the kitchen.

    What? I wanted to bake.

    I made bacon and onion quiche, banana almond muffins, and peach cobbler cookies. 

    Yes, peach cobbler in a cookie.

    I'm back at turning things that aren't cookies into cookies. And making way too many of them.

    Peach Cobbler Cookies

    • 3/4 c butter
    • 1 1/2 c brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1 tsp cream
    • 2 c flour
    • 1/2 c ground almonds (or more flour)
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
    • 1 c chopped peaches

    And of course, stuff is missing from the ingredient pic. But it's not the vanilla. Because I forgot to put vanilla into the banana muffins, so I made sure it was on the counter for the cookies.

    NOTE: I made a double recipe.

    Cream together the very soft butter and brown sugar. I opted for brown sugar in this one to get that slightly caramelized flavour that you get from baking fruit. White sugar would also work, and would result in a lighter, more biscuit like colour, but I wanted caramel, so that's what I did.

    Add the egg (I doubled things, remember), vanilla, and cream and beat them all together.

    Sift in the flour, baking powder, and nutmeg. Or, just pile them up on top of the wet stuff and give the dry part a bit of a stir before stirring it into the wet.

    Add the ground almonds (also called almond flour, but not as finely textured as I think something should be in order to be called "flour") and then fold in the peaches.

    I contemplated tossing the peaches with a bit of flour or cornstarch, but ended up just dumping them in as is. I was using fresh peaches though. If you're trying this with canned, I suggest opting for the extra bit of flour.

    The dough will be very soft, and feel borderline too soft. Fridge it. After only about 15 minutes, the edges will have firmed up, and since you're dropping this by tablespoon onto parchment paper, the edges are all you need. Just put the bowl back into the fridge while the first batch bakes.

    When you're baking on a hot day, leave the preheating of the oven to the last minute.

    350 degrees.

    Bake for 12 minutes. They'll be golden on the edges, but soft and cakey in the middle.

    Soft and cakey with sweet bursts of bright summer flavour.

    What are you doing with all of your summer peaches?


    Reader Comments (2)

    Dude, you are a genius! Apple cobbler is my favorite though, so I will be borrowing this and making an apple version.

    July 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTaneasha

    Thanks! I think next time, I might try making them a little more biscuit like (and therefore more cobbler like), but it's been way too hot in my apartment lately to try cutting cold butter into anything. 3 minutes on the counter and pretty much anything melts!

    July 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSeeley deBorn

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