I am super excited to join in Study at Home Mama’s 31 Days of Kids Kitchen Activities this month. The girls LOVE to help in the kitchen and run to pull in chairs as soon as I start putting ingredients on the counter. I love to encourage them given all the lessons there are to be learned without even trying! And when your Great-great-grandmother and Great-grandmother were both professional bakers, it’s no surprise the girls love to bake. Today, we are turning a summer favorite into an individual, kid-sized treat: Peach Cobbler Cookies!
Peach Cobbler Cookies
Big M has always been a fruit lover, and this summer, her daily request is for peaches. She’s been begging to go peach picking for weeks now, but the season is still a few weeks away. However, to fulfill her taste for this beautiful summer fruit, today we decided to make cookies incorporating fresh, diced peaches!
Your favorite summer dessert baked into individual,cookie treats! Oatmeal cookie mixed with fresh peaches and topped with sugar crumble topping.
2 sticks of butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 1/2 cups oats
2 peaches, 1/4" diced
1 TBSP cornstarch
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
8 TBSP butter, cold, cut in small pieces
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Dice first and allow to rest while you prepare rest of cookie batter.
Combine diced peaches with cornstarch. Allow to stand for at least 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Beat butter, sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, blending well.
Add combined dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt), except for oats, and mix well.
Gently fold in oats and peaches until well blended.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment papered cookie sheets.
Combine all dry ingredients. Then, using a mixer or food processor blend butter into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Do not overblend.
Sprinkle crumbly topping over each cookie, and gently press into cookies.
PGPB Guru Tip: I found placing the baking sheet into the freezer for 10-15 minutes helped the cookies retain their shape, and spread less.
Bake 10-12 minutes, or cookies are golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheets before removing to baking rack to cool completely. Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.
Cooking with Kids: A Sensory Experience
There are so many things kids can learn in the kitchen – but the M’s favorite part by far is all the smells and of course, taste testing! The smell of vanilla, peaches and cinnamon with this one are enough to make your mouth water.
They also had great fun using the food processor to create the crumbling topping, and then help sprinkle it on our cookies! You want to blend your topping until it looks like course bread crumbs, but not so much that it turns into solid paste.
Peach Cobbler Cookies make the perfect dessert for an outdoor summer BBQ or potluck, carrying all the great flavors and textures of cobbler, but without any need for dessert plates and utensils!
What is your favorite summer fruit? What is your favorite dessert to serve at summer gatherings? Be sure to check out all the rest of the 31 Days of Kids Kitchen Activities for more great ways to involve your kids in the kitchen!
If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy our Red, White & Blue Cookies. They have been such a family favorite here, we just made our third batch even post-patriotic holidays!