Peachy Vanilla Chip Cookies
Have I got a cookie for you–Peachy Vanilla Chip Cookies! These ones are loaded with peaches, walnuts and vanilla chips which make them super sweet, crunchy and chewy at the same time. I based Peachy Vanilla Chip Cookies off my niece, Heather’s, Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, and again I found a winner.
Just like chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, and cinnamon chips work well with peaches, so do vanilla chips. In fact, these turned out so well, I was ready to turn around and make a second batch immediately!
Vanilla chips are one of my favorite chips to include in Christmas cookie baking. While I use plenty of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and all the other flavors, one of my favorites is vanilla chips. I suppose that’s because I love vanilla and I love sugar, and vanilla chips are loaded with both! Add the decadent flavor of vanilla chips to peaches and the flavors just seem to explode in your mouth. Each bite is heavenly.
For those of you with a sweet tooth who love peach desserts, then I highly recommend Peachy Vanilla Chip Cookies. These cookies aren’t difficult to make. Paring and dicing the peaches is what takes the most time. But now that peaches are in season (and soon to be out of season), this is the time to bake up all those peach desserts you’ve been wanting to make lately. Give Peachy Vanilla Chip Cookies a try and see how quickly your family keeps coming back for more.
I initially posted this recipe in September 2014. I recently remade the cookies to bring along to our church’s annual Kid’s Fest. It’s a festival where we invite the community to all kinds of games, bounce houses, water slides and food for families in the community. I made a batch of these cookies along with about six batches of my Chocolate Chip Cookies and several batches of Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. All the cookies were very well received and enjoyed.
Peachy Vanilla Chip Cookies are rich and decadent.
Peachy Vanilla Chip Cookies are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth craving you have.
I love the combination of peaches, vanilla chips and walnuts in these cookies. They have a nice crunch as well as being chewy.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Measure baking soda and add to hot water. The mixture will fizz. Set aside as the baking soda activates from the heat.
In a large mixing bowl, place softened butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, salt and vanilla.
Add baking soda mixture.
Cream ingredients with an electric mixer until well combined.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add walnuts, finely diced peaches and vanilla chips.
Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.
Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Using a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop, scoop dough onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes or until done. These whoppers took more time than smaller cookies.
Peachy Vanilla Chip Cookies make a great snack for tailgating parties.
These cookies are also great for summer and fall holidays, barbecues and potlucks.
If you enjoy peaches, you’ll love these cookies.
Here’s the recipe.
PEACHY VANILLA CHIP COOKIES
(My own concoction)
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups vanilla chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups peeled, finely diced peaches
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Place hot water in a measuring cup.
- Add baking soda and stir to dissolve.
- Set aside.
- Cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda mixture with an electric mixer until creamy.
- Stir in flour, vanilla chips, walnuts and peaches with a wooden spoon until well combined.
- With a ¼ cup ice cream scoop, scoop dough and place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake 15-20 minutes at 350° or until done.
Peachy Vanilla Chip Cookies are so good you’ll be hard pressed to stop at just one.
Give Peachy Vanilla Chip Cookies a try while peaches are still in season. You won’t be disappointed.
Every bite will have you drooling!