Oatmeal Peach Cookies
Oh, my goodness, Oatmeal Peach Cookies are amazing cookies! You’ve heard of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, surely? This cookie is really a take-off on those cookies. This scrumptious oatmeal cookie starts with my Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies recipe which is wonderful itself. That cookie contains oatmeal (duh!), coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips.
Well instead of the chocolate chips I used diced peaches from our peach trees out back. They were awesome. I sent two batches of these cookies out to one of the departments at John’s office and they have been asking for the recipe, so finally I’m posting it!
The first batch I made (the ones they got) were not the best (sorry 🙁 ). I had to go back and adjust the recipe adding additional flour the second time so the cookies wouldn’t flatten out too much. The second batch (pictured), came out a whole lot better. Both tasted great, but the second batch was a little softer and easier to handle than the first go-around.
Many of you know I’ve had my hands full the past couple of weeks paring up peaches for lots of delicious dessert recipes. I did finally get all of them used up for recipes. But it took 10-12 straight days of eight-to-ten-hour shifts of baking to get it all done! I’m so glad to finally have my house clean and in order again, and yes, have a chance to relax and post about all my labors.
I combed through many, many recipes in my own cookbooks and on Pinterest trying to find recipes that would be conducive to adding peaches. I used some of my Apple Cake recipes and converted them. I also used many of my favorite cookie and bar recipes. I made pies and cobblers galore!
I would weigh over 200 pounds now if I’d eaten all that stuff! Thankfully, I was able to share a lot of it with friends, coworkers, and folks from church. But I can tell you, it’s been hard to stay out of it–especially the pies. Pies are really a weakness of mine. I made three different kinds and will be rolling them out tomorrow! Oh, yum. I’m salivating already.
If you enjoy oatmeal cookies then you will probably love Oatmeal Peach Cookies. I really enjoyed the additions of pecans and coconut and then tossing in the peaches made them out-of-this-world good. Okay, so for those of you who have been asking for this recipe, here it is. Enjoy.
Oatmeal Peach Cookies are incredibly good.
These cookies are great treats during the summer when peaches are in season.
Oatmeal Peach Cookies are filled with oatmeal, diced peaches, pecans and coconut.
I sent a batch of these amazing cookies out to John’s office and they were scarfed down in no time. 🙂
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Soften butter and put it in a mixing bowl. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and vanilla.
Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until creamy.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add oatmeal. I only use the old-fashioned oatmeal, not quick oats, or the stuff out of packets.
Add chopped pecans, finely diced peaches and coconut.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Using a 1/4 cup cookie scoop, scoop dough and place on cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 about 17-20 minutes. Remember these are whopper sized cookies so they will take longer to bake than if you make them the normal size.
Grab a plate and some milk and have a sample of these scrumptious cookies.
I guarantee that if you take these cookies and share them with friends, they will soon be gone!
Each cookie is filled with fresh peaches. They are so delicious.
Oatmeal Peach Cookies are great for backyard barbecues, Summer Family Reunions and holidays like Fourth of July and Labor Day.
Here’s the recipe.
OATMEAL PEACH COOKIES
(Recipe adapted from my Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies)
- 4 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 sticks butter at room temperature
- 1 ½ cups white sugar
- 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- 3 cups finely diced peaches
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 cups sweetened flake coconut
- 2 cups pecans, chopped (8-oz.)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Mix sugars, butter, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon with an electric mixer until well combined.
- Stir in flour, peaches, oats, coconut and pecans with a wooden spoon.
- For each cookie, press dough firmly into a ¼ cup ice cream scoop.
- Release cookie dough onto cookie sheets sprayed with cooking spray, spacing 3 inches apart.
- Bake 17-20 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.
- Cool in pan 10-15 minutes. Remove to rack to cool.
Oatmeal Peach Cookies will satisfy every sweet tooth craving!
If you love Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, you’ll love Oatmeal Peach Cookies!
Time to digest a few!