Austrian Peach Cookies II

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Cookies are shaped like miniature peaches and filled with jam and chocolate.

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Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ cup milk

  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • cup apricot jam

  • cup ground pecans

  • 2 teaspoons rum

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 drops red food coloring

  • 4 drops yellow food coloring

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour and baking powder, stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place balls 1 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies start to brown on the bottom. remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.

  4. When cookies are completely cool, carve a hole into the flat side of each cookie using a small knife. Save the crumbs. In a heatproof bowl, melt chocolate chips in a microwave or over a pan of simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth. In a medium bowl, stir together the melted chocolate, apricot jam, ground pecans, rum and reserved crumbs until well blended. Fill the carved out centers of the cookies with the chocolate mixture and stick two cookies together with the filling sides in to form a peach shape.

  5. Divide the remaining cup of sugar into two bowls. One bowl should contain 1/4 cup and 3/4 cup in the other. Color the small bowl with the red coloring by working it in with your fingers. Color the other bowl with the yellow coloring and add a pinch of the red sugar to it to make a peachy color. Brush each cookie with water and roll them first in the yellow sugar, then dip a part of them into the red sugar to give them a blush. Insert plastic green stems into the top for a realistic effect.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

937 Calories
31g Fat
156g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 937
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 156g 57%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 87g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 218mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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