Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Peachy Keen Cookies with Streusel Topping

I love turning one dessert into another; this is an example of one of my favorites--Peach Pie and now it's a cookie!  I think this would be perfect for all the picnics coming up this summer.

I had Peach Jam that I preserved from last year from South Carolina peaches and it's soooo good, but I can imagine this with Strawberry, Raspberry or Blueberry.

Peachy Keen Cookies
3/4 cup (12 T) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 cup Almond Flour
2 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup Peach jam (preferably homemade:-D)

Streusel Topping
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 T King Arthur all-purpose flour
2 T unsalted butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt

Mix the sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon together.  Use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter to form the streusel.

Egg wash: 1 large egg + 1T water

In a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together.  Add the egg and beat to combine.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.  Add the extracts and beat to combine.  Add the flours and salt and mix just until the dough comes together.

I use a plastic pie crust bag and put the dough in there.  I rolled it to 1/4-inch thick.
If you don't have this, form the dough into a disc and chill at least 1 hour.  Then, you will have to roll out the dough on a lightly flour board.

Preheat oven 375F-degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.  Use a 3-inch round cutter and cut out the cookies.  Place the cookie rounds on the parchment-lined sheet, leaving about 2 inches in between.
Place about 1 tablespoon jam in the center of the cookie round.
With the scrape dough, roll out and use a crimping wheel to cut strips.  Create a "lattice" across the rounds.
Brush the top with the egg wash and sprinkle with the streusel topping.

Bake in the preheated for 13 minutes...until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and transfer to a rack to cool.  As a final touch, dust with confectioners' sugar.  Enjoy!


  1. Lovely cookies, Susan. You are so creative in your baking. Have a great week. xoxo ♥

    1. I'm trying out for The Great Holiday Baking show--this is a possibility!

    2. WOW!!! Good luck, dear one!!! You can do it! xoxo ♥

  2. Wow Susan my mouth is watering looking at all your yummy baked goods! And the reciped you come up with. I'm going to tune in more often here and maybe start baking myself! :-) xxx Joset

    1. ...or you could come here with your little sweetie and we could bake together!

  3. So many good cookie/pastry recipes and no chocolate! wonderful! good luck with the Great Holiday Baking show! if you get accepted LET US KNOW when so we can watch!
    stamping sue

  4. A peach pie in cookie form...how creative! They look so inviting!

  5. These look scrumptious! I love anything peach! Exciting news about trying out for the baking show... best of luck! Keep us posted!

  6. How pretty are those cookies?!! They'd be perfect with a cup of tea!

    1. They were delicious and I think I'll try making them with strawberry jam next time.

  7. Everything always looks so yummy here - but these are "over the top"!

  8. So much love in your baking!!