Basic, fluffy sugar cookie with fresh peaches (made out of desperation because my family had so many peaches from our trees!).

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.

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  • Beat shortening and sugar together. Blend eggs and fruit into the shortening and sugar mixture. Stir flour, salt, baking soda and nuts into the egg mixture; mix well.

  • Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the greased cookie sheet. The cookies will double in size while baking, so set the cookies far apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 25.3g 8% DV; fat 11.5g 18% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 176.7mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2007
I made a few alterations to this recipe and it came out perfect. I added a little brown sugar which I discovered makes sugar cookies great on accident one day... I also added 1/2 tsp cream of tartar. Then I did pecans in place of the walnuts. They turned out great!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/14/2007
Even after adding TWO cups of pureed peaches these cookies didn't taste like peaches. They didn't double in size either. They're a decent cake-like cookie but since we prefer crisp or chewy cookies we probably won't make these again. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2007
I made a few alterations to this recipe and it came out perfect. I added a little brown sugar which I discovered makes sugar cookies great on accident one day... I also added 1/2 tsp cream of tartar. Then I did pecans in place of the walnuts. They turned out great!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2003
Really good! I didn't peel the peaches and I pureed them for a more even texture! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2005
This is a very basic recipe and not very interesting BUT its a great start! I used butter instead of shortening and I also added 1/4 tsp. nutmeg and 1/2 tsp.cinnamon. I will continue to use this recipe as a base and change it to what I have on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2003
wonderful cookie! delicious moist and doubled in size as mentioned. better than regular sugar cookies. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/29/2004
These were pretty great except I think I might use a wee bit more sugar next time. I used canned peaches as that's all I had (I seem to have a staggering amount of them in the pantry) and of course they were easier to chop that way but I dunno how it would affect the overall taste as opposed to fresh. Hubby gave them a thumbs -up and that's what I look for in a winning recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2007
These cookies were quite good. I ate half of the first batch! I added a teaspoon of vanilla since others said they were lacking in flavor which was a nice touch. I looked at the cookies as they were baking and thought they were too flat so I added flour before the next batch. BAD idea. The cookies have a very cake like fun texture that I hadn't had in so long and really love but adding flour makes them too much work to eat! Too chewy. Its hard to tell when these cookies are done and they kind of take a while. I baked them at 350 and still they took 15 minutes. Next time I will add maybe a half cup more nuts. I definitely recomend this recipe for using up peaches as my tree this year is overproducing and I know the feeling of needing stuff to do with all of the fruit! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2007
Even after adding TWO cups of pureed peaches these cookies didn't taste like peaches. They didn't double in size either. They're a decent cake-like cookie but since we prefer crisp or chewy cookies we probably won't make these again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2010
As stated by others they are too soft and not much peach flavor. Maybe next time I will cut back on the shortening and add more peaches. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2009
This recipie with suggestions from other reviews and a small twist of my own was great as a muffin! Just for fun I used 1/2 cup of shortening and a 1/2 cup of margarine 1tsp each of nutmeg cinnamon and vanilla - which it really needed! Extra peaches and just because I had them and they were not the freshest a pint of strawberries. I didn't put the nuts inside but sprinkled slivered almonds on the top of each one and some got a thinly sliced peach on top. I baked them at 350 of rabout 20 minutes and they were very moist and tasty (although not peachy) muffins. Read More
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