Peach Snickerdoodles are awesome. Who doesn’t love Snickerdoodles? I love cinnamon in Snickerdoodle Bread, Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bread, or in any dessert. I’ll tell you something else. Peaches and cinnamon go so well together! In fact, peaches and Snickerdoodles are extraordinary! I loved the way these cookies turned out. The peachy-cinnamon flavor was delectable. Peach Snickerdoodles were crunchy on the outside but gooey and chewy on the inside. In one word, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!
Having a great harvest from our peach trees this year allowed me to try lots and lots of new desserts. I improvised, I followed recipes, I added peaches to tried and true recipes, and I just kept baking and baking. My husband referred to me as the “baking machine” during that two-week interval when we were trying to get all the peaches off the trees and baked up in something delicious before the birds or squirrels got all of them.
Seriously, it was like being a full-time cook or caterer. I worked 8-10 hour days, baking, photographing, washing dishes, and writing up recipes for two solid weeks. I rested on Sundays and that was the only rest I got during that time. I didn’t cook (dinner), or clean (except taking care of my kitchen), exercise (take my daily 3-mile walk), or have a life in that time period. It was exhausting. (I’m not as young as I used to be). 🙂 But, when I was finished I had 40 luscious desserts to show for it, several happy co-workers from John’s office and a freezer stocked with baked goods for John to give away for appointments he makes.
As I was looking through my huge binders of family recipes and clippings I’ve cut throughout the years, I stumbled across a Snickerdoodle recipe from Pillsbury and couldn’t see any reason why that recipe wouldn’t work wonderfully with peaches. I was right. Peach Snickerdoodles were wonderful.
I wanted to lick up the crumbs they were so good. These would make fabulous cookies for summer holidays after peaches are in season. But if you can’t get fresh peaches you could probably make these with frozen or canned peaches, although you would need to pat the peaches dry before adding them to the recipe or the moisture will cause the cookies to spread too much on the cookie sheet.
If you’re looking for a sensational cookie to serve your family, Peach Snickerdoodles is it! All your kids will be licking their lips after a bite of these fantastic cookies. And perhaps you will too. 🙂
Peach Snickerdoodles were wonderful. Every bite was mouthwatering.
Your family will rave over these wonderful cookies.
Peach Snickerdoodles are terrific for a summer dessert when fresh peaches are in season.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients to make Peach Snickerdoodles.
Set aside 1/2 cup sugar to use later.
Measure out Crisco shortening, remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs, cream or milk, vanilla, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add to mixing bowl.
Cream with an electric mixer until well combined.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add finely diced peaches. Stir well with a wooden spoon to combine.
Measure out remaining sugar and cinnamon and stir together in a bowl. Roll dough into balls and thoroughly coat the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Spray cookie sheets generously with Baker’s Joy cooking spray, rather than with regular cooking spray to prevent sticking. Place balls on prepared cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 about 12-15 minutes or until done.
A plate of Peach Snickerdoodles with a glass of milk sure goes down well.
Your kids will love Peach Snickerdoodles for afternoon snacks.
These cookies are delightful for potlucks, family reunions, backyard barbecues and summer holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe inspired from Pillsbury)
- 2 cups sugar, divided use
- 1 cup Crisco shortening
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp. milk or cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 ¼ cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ¾ tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 cups peeled, finely diced peaches
- Cream 1 ½ cups sugar, shortening, eggs, milk, vanilla, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt with an electric mixer until creamy.
- Add flour and peaches and stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
- Combine remaining ½ cup sugar and cinnamon.
- Roll dough into balls and then roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350° about 12-15 minutes or until done.
Peach Snickerdoodles make great tailgating snacks.
Be prepared to see Peach Snickerdoodles vanish very quickly!
If you enjoy Snickerdoodles, you’ll love this peachy version.