Peach Shortcake Cookies

Peaches fine art photograph
If it would stop raining for a minute here, in London town, it’d be nice to make a picnic this weekend. I saw this recipe for Peach Shortcake Cookies that seems sort of like the peaches and cream dessert, but in a biscuit, i.e easy peasy to pack up in a bit of tupperware and cart about. Genius! All the peaches in the markets are looking so especially peachy right now, too.

Peach Shortcake Cookies

■2 cups roughly chopped peaches
■9 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
■2 cups all purpose flour
■2 teaspoons baking powder
■1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
■1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
■1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
■6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
■2/3 cup heavy cream

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a small bowl, stir together the peaches and 2 tablespoons of the sugar; set aside.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, 7 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour mixture until you have coarse crumbs. Add the cream to the bowl and stir until the dough starts to come together, then gently fold in the peach mixture.
4. Drop by 2 tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing the cookies about 2″ apart. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until beginning to brown on the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Beautiful peachy picture by butterflyfood