I love when I can combine art and food because I’ve always been so passionate about each of them. These cookies are the perfect combination of both. And when food is prettier doesn’t it just taste better =)? I’ve seen different versions of these cookies roaming around Pinterest and I’m so excited I finally got around to trying them. I noticed some recipes called for vegetable oil and others called for butter. I’m all about the butter version because butter makes everything better doesn’t it?
I made a few slight alterations to the original recipe, from Cafe Chocolada, such as adding a few extra tablespoons of sugar in the cookie dough mixture. I used half brown sugar (rather than all granulated) and added vanilla extract to add another slight layer of flavor. I think salt is almost always a must for cookie dough so I added a tad and used salted butter. Then I opted to paint the cookie rather than dip it in colored milk. I dipped the first one and it was too soggy even after a quick dip in the milk (plus painting the cookies requires less milk, and the more milk you use the more diluted the color will be or the more food coloring you will have to add to get a vibrant color. So this method required less of each).
These cookies were so fun to make and decorate. I was in my zone where two of my favorite hobbies collide =). Although you don’t need to be an artist to make these, they are actually really simple. The other great thing about these cookies is that not only do they look like peaches but they have that delicious, sweet peach flavor thanks to the peach jam sandwiched between them. You could even use Nutella and make a small “pit” (simply combine some Nutella with the crumbs you removed for the pit). I think next time around I may even add a few drops of raspberry extract to the milk mixture because I love the peach raspberry combo. Enjoy!
Yields about 17 sandwiched cookies (34 singles)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
10 1/2 Tbsp butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg
2 Tbsp sour cream
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
Filling and Coating:
peach jam or preserves
6 Tbsp milk, divided
red and yellow food coloring
1/2 cup granulated sugar
fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
you’ll also need a clean paintbrush
For further directions, go to Cooking Classy.
Courtesy of Cooking Classy.