The old fashioned Italian peach cookies. One of the most famous and delicious Italian pastry recipe!
- 1 cup Sugar
- 4 whole Large Eggs
- 1 cup Vegetable Oil
- 4 cups Flour (you May Have To Keep Adding Flour Until Firm Enough To Form Balls)
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1 jar Peach Preserves, 12 Ounce Jar
- 6 ounces, fluid Peach Brandy
- 2 drops Red Food Coloring
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
Mix together sugar, eggs and oil.
Add flour and baking powder.
Form 1″ balls (cookies should be “flat” on the bottom where they rest on the cookie sheet) and bake about 10-15 minutes (until lightly browned on the bottom).
While still warm, take a small pointed knife and scoop out a pocket on the flat side of each cookie.
Fill the hole with preserves and also spread a small amount on the flat sides as you join 2 cookies together to form the “peach”.
Color the brandy with a little food coloring and using a paint brush, dip the brush in the colored brandy and paint it on the peaches to give them a “blush”. Then roll the peach in granulated sugar.
You may garnish with artificial leaves for presentation. Otherwise use a clove and put in the seam to create a stem.
Peach cookies is now ready to be served!