Peach Shortcake Cookies

With fresh peaches in plentiful supply at the local farmers markets and grocery stores these delicious cookies can’t be beat. Sweet succulent peaches are the stars in these tender melt in your mouth shortcake cookies. These tender cookies are made with cream and studded with sweet peaches for a portable version of the classic summertime dessert. Soft and cakey on the inside and slightly crisp and golden brown on the outside. Mmmm…I love summertime! 😀

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Peach Shortcake Cookies

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups roughly chopped peaches
  • 9 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the peaches and 2 tablespoons of the sugar; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, 7 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour mixture until you have coarse crumbs. Add the cream to the bowl and stir until the dough starts to come together, then gently fold in the peach mixture.
  4. Drop by 2 tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing the cookies about 2″ apart. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until beginning to brown on the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Yields: about 20 cookies

Source: adapted from Cate’s World Kitchen, originally adapted from Martha Stewart

You think these Peach Shortcakes are delicious? Then you have to give these Strawberry Shortcake Cookies a try! 😀

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26 Responses to Peach Shortcake Cookies

  1. Stephanie says:

    hooray for peach season! these look deeelish!

  2. What a fun idea! I currently have a nice bowl of peaches sitting on my counter right now. And I was looking for a dessert to make. Thanks for the inspiration, Christina! 🙂

  3. Jenny says:

    How delicious! The peach makes that cookie 😀

  4. I’ve made strawberry shortcake cookies, but peach ones sound even better to me!

  5. I am in awe of your baking skills and how often you bake. I´d be the size of a house (with pool, garage and tennis court) if I could bake like you!!

  6. Caroline says:

    Love the idea of peaches in cookies. These sound delicious! Peach season is the best.

  7. kirbie says:

    Oh these look delicious! I’ve tried the strawberry shortcake cookies before, now I must try this one. Now I need some peaches..

  8. Mmmm! These look fantastic! What a great idea! I can’t seem to get enough fresh summer peaches!

  9. muppy says:

    these sound perfect, i am envious of your peach season, can’t wait!

  10. Oh this is as great as those blueberry ones. We made the crumble bars, loved them.

  11. Peach cookie cake! Best of both worlds here!

  12. Whaaa!?! This is blowing my mind. Shortcake in cookies! And peaches! I’ve never made a peach cookie before and I absolutely love the idea of it 🙂

  13. Peach Shortcake in Cookie form?! Oh YUM!

  14. Angie Walker says:

    I have used all my peaches….After seeing this, I know I will have to get more.

  15. The Teenage Taste says:

    I’m LOVING all the peach-filled recipes lately! Peaches are delicious this time of year so I can’t blame you. I’m planning on making a Peach Crumble later this week. I love crumbles! 😀

  16. Cate says:

    YUM! I haven’t made these yet this summer, but this reminds me that I need to!

  17. your pictures are making my mouth water… I wish peaches were easier to come by where I live!!!

  18. The strawberry version of these cookies is one of my favorites, but I never thought to try peaches. Looks like I have to now. They look wonderful!

  19. Can’t wait to try these!! I have a bowl full of fresh peaches in my fridge. 🙂

  20. These look wonderful and delicious!

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  22. yummy! would love some of these this morning!!

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  24. I wish I foiund these two months ago! Oh well, I will have to bookmark for next year. Looks delicious.

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