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3 peach cookies in a small glass decorative bowl
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European Peach Cookies

These adorable peach cookies are filled with dulce de leche, chopped walnuts, and tender cookie crumbs. So decorative and festive!
Course Cookies, Dessert, Pastries
Cuisine Italian, Russian
Keyword cookies recipe, italian peach cookies, peach cookies
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 50 cookies
Calories 215kcal

Ingredients

Filling

  • 16 oz dulce de leche
  • 1/2 cup roasted crushed walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cookie crumbs

Topping

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 drop pink food coloring
  • 1 drop green food coloring
  • 2 cups milk

Instructions

  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla together. Next, add the flour and baking powder until well-combined.
    Butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla all being mixed in a KitchenAid mixer
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Next, form small, round balls out of the dough (about the size of a walnut).
    Baking sheet that is lined in parchment paper with balls made of dough spaced evenly on it
  • Arrange the dough balls on the baking sheet about an inch apart. Bake for about 15-20 minutes (you'll want to pull them out of the oven while they're still white, not golden brown).
    Baking sheet that is lined in parchment paper with cooked dough spaced evenly on it
  • Using a knife, cut out a small hole in the center of each cookie. 
    A cookie in which the bottom center area is being cut out of it using a knife

Filling

  • To make the filling, combine the dulce de leche with the cookie crumbs and crushed walnuts.
    Dulce de leche, together with cookie crumbs and crushed walnuts mixed together in a bowl
  • Fill in each hole with the dulce de leche filling. Press two cookies together to form a peach shape.
    2 cookies with filling attached to make one peach shaped cookie

Decorating

  • Fill two medium-sized bowls with a cup of milk. Dye one bowl of milk pink using pink food coloring. In the other bowl, combine pink food coloring and green food coloring to create a peach color.
    On a cutting board are 2 peach cookies, green and red food coloring, and 2 bowls of milk one colored peach and the other pink
  • Dip one side of the cookie into the pink milk and the other side into the peach milk. Dunk the cookie into a bowl full of sugar and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat until you have no more cookies left. Allow the cookies to set at room temperature overnight.
    Peach Cookie being dipped into sugar
  • Decorate the cookies with small leaves. Serve and enjoy!
    3 peach cookies

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 318IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg