Peach-shaped, buttery and soft sandwich cookies filled with melted dark chocolate, infused in maraschino and rolled in sugar
These beautiful and impressive cookies will make you dream of summer and sunshine
I’m so excited to share this recipe with you today!
These beautiful peach cookies might be one of the first things I’ve ever baked, or more like helped out baking, given that I was probably only a few years old.My next door neighbor used to make them all the time, and I was always welcomed over to help out. So fun… the mixing, rolling, eating the little scraps of cookies cut out from the bottom, licking the chocolate off the spoon, tasting the maraschino …oops, did I just say that?!?Anyways, even 5-year-old Manuela thought that the best part of baking is savoring your creations, every step of the way. Before. Everyone. Else 🙂 And here is my first bite … Throw-your-head-back-and-close-your-eyes kind of good!
Now, let’s not get confused by the name. These 🍑cookies don’t actually have any sort of peach in them. The name just comes from their cute shape and color. The traditional recipe asks for the sandwich cookies to be dipped in maraschino (or alchermes), which gives them their pink color and aromatic flavor.
If like me, you need a kids’ friendly dessert, you can substitute the liqueur with non-alcoholic maraschino cherry juice, or other fruit juice (maybe with the addition of pink food coloring). The taste will not be exactly the same, but it’s a great alternative.
This recipe is pretty simple, especially given the impressive looking cookies at the end.
Prepare the cookie dough, roll it into small balls and bake. Once these have cooled down a little, cut out a small hole at the bottom of each. Fill with semi-sweet melted chocolate, or chocolate spread in alternative.
Please note: the chocolate spread will not harden, so it will not make the two parts of the sandwich cookies stick together like the melted chocolate would. But maybe you prefer a soft and creamy filling!
Make sure to check out my 60 seconds video recipe that I posted on my Instagram account. Here it is for you.