Homestyle Peach Cookies Recipe

2018-04-17

By definition, cookies are baked, cooked dough batter.  They are small, hand-held sweet cakes that are either crisp or soft. History says that the creation of the cookie was an accident and happened when cooks were trying to test the temperature of their oven by using a small amount of cake batter. The said temperature testers were called “koekje”, which means “little cake” in Dutch. Thanks to the Dutch inventing cookies as in the United States it has given birth to a billion dollar industry.

There are hundreds of cookie recipes in the United States and most of the varieties are directly correlated to the geographic development of the States. In early 1800s the railroad expansion gave cooks access to the coconuts from the South and they included them in their baked goodies. Later on when the Kellogg brothers from Michigan invented cornflakes bakers started making cookies with cereal products and later in the century oranges from the West were used to make many cookie recipes.

Homestyle Peach Cookies

Prep Time: 20 mins

Bake: 1 hour

Ready in: 1 hour 20 mins

Ingredients

3 eggs

2 cups white sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup vegetable oil

2 cups diced canned peaches, drained

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees ºF (175 degrees ºC). Spray oil or grease and flour two 8×4 inch loaf pans.
  2. Using a large mixing bowl beat the eggs lightly. Cream together the sugar, oil and vanilla and whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; mix just until combined. Add the peaches and nuts. Pour the batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake cookies for an hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

 

 

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