Dec 17, 2008

Peaches revisited

Peaches CookiesMy friend Biserka allowed me to publish this absolutely best recipe for these delicious, beautiful cookies. She makes them even prettier, and the look just depends on colors and amount of color you use.

I have tried so many recipes for these cookies, as I do have another recipe here on my blog,(for now you can use it to see the process) however now I stick to this one because the biscuit is so soft, and so “cake-like”, especially after you let them sit for a day or two in an airtight plastic bag. I am speechless, let me just tell you that I have made them 3 times in the past 10 days for my friends and family, and we just can’t get enough!!!
Thank you so much my friend!

Peaches Cookies
Peaches cookies

I’ll just write the recipe in metrics, and you can use online converters , but most scales have the option of measuring in grams, as most measuring cups have milliliter option too.

4 eggs
250 ml oil
250 g sugar (granulated
2 tsp of vanilla sugar, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
4 Tbs flour
Later add:
500 g flour

First mix eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Add oil, and then add 4 tbsp flour, and baking powder, and mix well. Let it sit for 1 hour, and then mix in 500g flour. Do this with your hands, it’s quite sticky, but once you get it all mixed well, wash your hands, and you’ll find it rather easy to make little balls.

Preheat oven to 355 F, and make little balls size of a smaller walnut. Arrange on a baking sheet, about an inch apart, and bake for about 15-20 minutes, and they should still remain white.

Cool each batch, (I get about 4 cookie sheets out of this, you can double if you want more, but this is plenty), and core them on the bottom part, to make the room for the filling. Leave those crumbs you get from coring for the filling.
I then fill them with combination of Nutella, crumbs from the cookies, and ground walnuts. No measure, I just start by about a cup of Nutella, then I add just enough crumbs and ground walnuts to make nice filling that is not runny, but just perfect for sticking the cookies together.

You fill one cookie half, then connect with another, and you have a peach. To color them, I pour about half a cup of milk into two separate bowl, and add a drop or two of color red into one, and yellow into another. You dip them really quickly into each colored milk, so you don’t end up soaking them, and then you roll them in sugar. Once you are done with all it is best to place them in Ziploc bags, and keep them in there at least overnight. They get so soft, and melt in the mouth. Enjoy

I shall try to include recipe for her filling which is different, as soon as I get time…really busy now! I am sending these delicious peaches as my entry to Cookie Baking Event created by Sharmi of Neivedyam.

37 comments:

Marija said...

:)))

Neverovatno! Original breskvice! Pravi si umetnik! :)

nlo said...

Wow prekrasne su ti:))

Medena said...

Thank you! :)
Hvala drage moje! Morate praviti, ovaj recept je zaista najbolji!

Andrea said...

Such beautiful little cookies! I love the idea. I'm sure they were a big hit!

Olga said...

How creative! And they almost look healthy :) But who cares? They have Nutella inside!!!

Maya said...

Beautiful!

Indigo said...

These are so beautiful!

Sharmi said...

Dear Medena, you have a beautiful blog with such nice creations. have to go through all your recipes. These cookies are very very cute!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

These are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Draga moja, drago mi je da ti se toliko dopadaju a ti si ih jos i vrhunski napravila! Pogledaj samo taj presijek, kao da je prava kospa...ostala sam bez rijeci!

Medena said...

Thank you all!

Biserka, drago mi je da ti se svidja kako sam ih napravila! :)

SweetSensation said...

wow! savršene su! :)

miri said...

These cookies are so beautiful and original! What a great idea and you made them look just perfect!

cuisine by monsoon said...

they are just perfect!:) prave breskvice. vec mi sline cure...:)))
I'm not making any biscuits or cakes for christmas this year (in fact I'm making only one) as we're leaving for a holiday on boxing day. but when we come back I promise to make a batch of breskvice (peaches)according to your recipe and a batch according to mine...:)))

Suzy said...

I love the way these little cookies look. I had your other post bookmarked and I often click on it just to see these cute little peachy cookies. I was thrilled to see them again! You have a beautiful blog and enjoy seeing what your up to.

Medena said...

Thank you all again!
Suzy - words like yours is my greatest reward! Thank you!
Glad you like my blog :)

Anonymous said...

Draga Medena, ljepse breskvice od ovih, nisam vidjela do sada...bolje su i od mojih! Ukus mi je poznat, ubjedljivo najbolji od svih mogucih recepata, a ima ih mnogo.
Pozdrav, Biserka

once in a blue moon... said...

these pictures could not be any more spectacular! stunningly pretty~ your blog it terrific...

eliza said...

what a beautiful creation! thanks for sharing the recipe.

meg.kat.art said...

these almost look too pretty to eat! thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Medena said...

Thank you all again for visiting, and for your great comments which I enjoy reading!

meg.kat.art - I am happy to share :)

Ingrid said...

Your cookies look amazing!

Seriously, everything you make is truly lovely. You make them seem so easy to prepare.
~ingrid

manetamer said...

Medena if you don't win that cookie baking contest with this entry, then there is something VERY WRONG with the judges! I think these are about the most amazing cookies I have ever seen. They're too beautiful to eat...

Navita said...

u have a lovely place !
one question though--how do u core the cookies..i mean u take a cookie n core in the middle ??? coz the filling can be seen through...sorry i really want to mkae these...but cudn't get the filling step right :(

first time here..wud love it if u cud stop by my lil new place sometime.

Happy new year dear.

gaga said...

Whoa, those are cookies?!?!?! They look exactly like peaches. How gorgeous!

Miki said...

I tried these for Christmas and they were an absolute hit ^^ just be very careful not to overbake and the rest is very easy to do---- and they do get so soft and yummy after resting one day in a ziploc bag ^^ this recipe is now added to my collection!! Thanks a lot!

GKAN said...

Medena, do you have an email address where I can contact you?

Archy said...

Wow, wonderful creation of cookies !! So cute little peaches.. !!

Mythili said...

Medena-
Whoa! Those cookies looks so sinfully delightful!

Inmaculada (Adi) said...

These pretties look so tempting¡¡¡ wonderful colors; they really look like peaches...
Next on my list. I can imagine the Ohhhhhs and Ahhhhhs of my cooking friends. Will give you the proper credit.
And your pictures... ah, your pictures show me how much I do have to learn on lighting.
Thanks for sharing such delicacy.

Glimmer said...

just made them!! I couldn't resist their beautiful look :) I quoted this recipe here: http://glimmercreations.blogspot.com/2009/04/ciasteczka-brzoskwinki.html

Thanks for sharing!

Amalia said...

Hello , I've did it and are really good ! Thank you very much for the recipe :).

Dianne said...

It is absolutely mandatory that I make these cookies. Gorgeous!

Megan (megabite) said...

Amazing!

I just made them last night and brought them into work. Everyone loves them.

The nutella is such a pleasant surprise!

Medena (-Melitta-) said...

Megan, I am so glad you like them! Thank you for trying, I am sure you'll make them again, they're great!

Magda (Jenny) said...

Just BEAUTIFUL, I can't wait to try!!!

Magda (Jenny) said...

My dear Medena!
I absolutely love your blog, your beautiful creations and all the great photos! I will try a few recipes for my son’s birthday party! Just one question, how do you get each cookie half so round? I tried...and sadly they are pretty flat! They taste wonderful and we will eat just plain with some coffee, but I still want to make theme in peach shape. Any advice on this? Thank you!
Magdalene