Peach and Thyme Cookes
Four years ago, I bought a peach tree online from the Arbor Day Foundation and planted what looked like a stick into my yard. Lucky for me, I live in a climate (zone 7) that is kind to peaches and this tree has taken off. Here’s a recent picture with my Goldendoodle trolling the ground for fallen peaches. It’s his favorite time of year!
I’ve been blessed with more fruit than I can handle. Here is one of several harvests. If you are friends with me, chances are I’ve been begging you to take peaches from me. I can’t stand to see delicious fruit go to waste! “Hi, I’m Ashley. Do you like peaches? Here, take a bag.” (I’m only partly joking about me doing this…)
I wanted to create a cookie that combined this fresh fruit with my Thyme because I also happen to have an abundance of this lemon smelling beauty as well.
Here’s what I came up with: Things to do with Thyme: Make Peach and Thyme cookies. They are delicious and very fun to make and will at least use some of these peaches!
Peel, pit and finely dice 2 cups fresh ripe peaches. Next, you’ll need 3 T of Thyme Leaves. Being that the leaves are so small you won’t need to dice. However, be sure you remove all of the stems from the leaves.
Cream 1/2 cup softened butter and 1 cup sugar in a bowl. Add 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla to the mixture. Beat again.
In a separate bowl, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp ground cloves and 1/8 tsp salt.
Stir your flour mixture into your butter mixture a little at a time. Add your peaches and thyme. Your dough will be moist.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto uncreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 deg F for 20 minutes until cookies are lightly brown on top. Allow to cool thoroughly before eating.
Look at me! I combined home grown Thyme and Peaches into one single delicious cookie. I’ve got one daughter who hates peaches (what a waste) so no surprise these weren’t a hit. However, my other daughter gave these her official seal of approval.
Now, onto my next peach recipe…
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups All Purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/9 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups fresh ripe peaches, diced
- Preheat oven to 375 deg F
- Peel, Pit and finely dice peaches. Set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar in a bowl
- Add egg and beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
- In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda and seasonings.
- Still flour mixture into cream mixture, a little at a time.
- Stir in diced peaches
- Drop dough onto cookie sheet (approximately 1-2 teaspoonfuls)
- Bake at 325 for 20 minutes until cookies are slightly brown on top.