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Peach Cookies

This article originally appeared in Mishacha/ Family First Magazine. 

Every season of the year brings with it the delicious fruits of the season. In the fall, it’s the red, juicy apples. In the winter, it’s the plump and nutritious oranges. In the spring and summer it’s the berries, melons and my personal favorite – the peach!

Summer is a fantastic time to go fruit picking with your family. Not only will you have a fantastic time, but you will also come home with amazingly sweet and luscious fruits. Here is one of my favorite recipes that celebrates the peach; my favorite fruit of the season.

My cousin Miriam, who is a fantastic baker, loves to make these cookies for family Simchas. These cookies are absolutely stunning and they are easy to create. They are sure to be appreciated by friends and family alike.

Yield: 3-4 Dozen

Ingredients:

3 Sticks Margarine

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

3 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ cup cornstarch

1 tsp vanilla

Decorating:

Peach or apricot jelly

Red edible spray paint

Granulated sugar

Mint Leaves or silk leaves

Directions:

For the cookies:

1-Place all the dough ingredients in the bowl of your mixer. Mix until a dough forms.
Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hr.

2-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

3-Take a small amount of dough in your hands, and roll into a ball (about 1 1/2 inches for large, 3/4 of an inch for the small-sized cookies).Place balls on the baking sheets and flatten them slightly.

4-Spray cookies lightly with the edible spray.You can either do one even spray or make a couple of small “blotches” on each cookie to resemble a real peach.

5-Continue to roll out all of the dough into balls, and then bake for about 12-15 minutes or until very light brown on the bottom.

6-Dip the tops and sides of the cookies in granulated sugar as soon as they come out of the oven.

Cool

To Assemble:

Form a “peach” by sticking 2 cookies together with the jelly.

Stick a leaf in and your peach cookie is now complete.


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