Austrian Peach Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup white sugar
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup apricot preserves
- ½ cup chopped almonds
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons instant tea powder
- 2 ½ tablespoons brandy
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup red decorator sugar
- ½ cup orange decorator sugar
step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
step 2: Combine sugar, oil, milk, eggs, baking powder and vanilla in large bowl. Blend in enough flour to form a soft dough.
step 3: Roll into walnut size balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets
step 4: Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cookies will be pale. Remove to rack to cool.
step 5: Hollow out cookie center. Reserve crumbs. Combine 2 cups crumbs, preserves, almonds, cream cheese, instant tea powder, brandy and cinnamon. Mix to blend.
step 6: Fill cookies with crumb mixture. Press 2 cookies together to form peach.
step 7: Brush lightly with brandy or water and dip one spot in the red sugar for blush and roll entire cookie in orange sugar. Top with a icing leaf or purchase the plastic peach leaves.