Nothing brings happy childhood memories quite as much as these peach sandwich cookies, at least for those of us born in the early eighties. They are so beautiful to watch and delightful to eat, they bring so much joy and sunshine in the room and most of all they bring happy memories! Even though they are far from Christmas treats, they made these cloudy winter days so much warmer in my home!
ABOUT THE RECIPE
Yield: 35 cookies
Prep time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 10 minutes
Resting time: 30 minutes
for the dough:
- 720 g/6 cups all purpose flour
- 240 ml/1 cup vegetable oil
- 240 ml/1 cup milk
- 200 g/1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
for the filling:
- the crumbs from the baked cookies
- 50g. chopped chocolate
- 240 ml/1 cup milk for the cookies
- 240 ml/1 cup warm water
- food colour (I used yellow & red)
- sugar to sprinkle over (about 1/2 cup)
- Start by mixing the flour with the baking powder and the salt.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar until pale and creamy.
- Add the vanilla, the oil and the milk in the egg mixture. Continue whisking until all the ingredients are well combined.
- While whisking with low speed, add the flour one tablespoon at a time.
- Once all the flour is mixed in, the dough will be smooth and sticky.
- Cover it and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Once the dough is rested, preheat the oven to 180C and start making small – walnut size- balls rolling the dough between your palms.
- Place the balls in a baking tin lined with parchment paper. I had over 70 balls placed in two baking tins.
- Bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until the bottom starts getting a little bit of color.
- Cool the cookies enough to be able to handle them before making hole in the bottom of each cookie keeping the crumbs for the filing.
- When all the cookies are scooped, mix the chocolate and the milk in the crumbs to make the filing for the cookies.
- Fill the holes of the cookies with the filing using small spoon or a piping bag.
- Sandwich two cookies together to create peach-shaped sandwich cookie.
- Once the small sandwich cookies are made, deep them quickly in a warm water colored with food coloring and leave in a parchment paper.
- Sprinkle generously with sugar and enjoy!
For more details on how to make this recipe, check the video recipe below.