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! :D

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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! :D

26 Responses to “Peach Shortcake Cookies”

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    Stephanie — August 1, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    hooray for peach season! these look deeelish!

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    Stephanie Russell — August 1, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    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! :-)

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    Jenny — August 1, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    How delicious! The peach makes that cookie :D

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    deliciousdishings — August 1, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

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

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    chicaandaluza — August 1, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    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!!

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    Caroline — August 1, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

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

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    kirbie — August 1, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

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

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    Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli — August 1, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

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

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    muppy — August 1, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

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

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — August 1, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

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

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    Maris (In Good taste) — August 1, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    Peach cookie cake! Best of both worlds here!

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    Baking Serendipity — August 1, 2011 @ 11:42 pm

    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 :)

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    katshealthcorner — August 1, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Peach Shortcake in Cookie form?! Oh YUM!

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    thatssoron — August 2, 2011 @ 4:44 am

    that is grand!

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    Angie Walker — August 2, 2011 @ 7:38 am

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

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    The Teenage Taste — August 2, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    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! :-D

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    Cate — August 2, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

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

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    Ragamuffin Diaries — August 2, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

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

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — August 3, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    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!

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    creativkitchen — August 3, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

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

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 4, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    These look wonderful and delicious!

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    Shelby Ruttan — August 12, 2011 @ 6:14 am

    yummy! would love some of these this morning!!

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    Kelley @ The Culinary Enthusiast — October 10, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

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

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