Peach cookies with dulce de leche filling – unusual, beautiful cookie sandwiches that are a pure delight to eat! Make these special cookies!
One of the best ways to use Dulce de Leche in a dessert is in a peach sandwich cookie. The reason this cookie is called a peach cookies is not because we’re using peaches in this recipe, no, not at all. We are just making these cookies look like peaches, and they really look like real peaches!
For these cookies to look like real peaches, they have to be colored with red and orange colors.
What natural colors can be used instead of artificial red and orange colors?
Can you make peach cookies with natural colors without artificial colors?
I do not use any artificial coloring in this recipe – instead I use homemade beet juice and homemade carrot juice to create colors on these peach cookies.
This cookie recipe is very dear to my heart. I first saw these peach cookies when I was a child. It was the most beautiful cookie I’ve ever seen in my life and I was mesmerized.
Finally, I made my own peach cookies with dulce de leche filling. The cookies did not disappoint. They tasted as good as they looked. I recently made these for my husband for the first time, and he is now hooked too. So, if you’re thinking of making something different this Christmas baking season, try these peach cookies with Dulce de Leche filling.
How to make peach cookies
Below are step-by-step photos for how to make peach cookies – they are very helpful as you’re making this recipe. For complete recipe, scroll down below the photos.
Mixing eggs, sugar, softened butter, and sour cream:
Place round-shaped cookie halves on greased baking sheet:
Place round-shaped cookie halves on greased baking sheet – they will flatten out somewhat because the batter is very soft:
Peach cookies halves after they have been baked:
Cookie halves are baked – nice and browned! They almost look like peaches already!
While cookies are still warm, make indentations in the center of each cookie:
Cookies halves with indentations in the center:
Fill the center indentation area of each cookie half with dulce de leche and a piece of walnut:
Spread dulce de leche across the flat part of cookie (to cover all surface) so that you can make 2 cookie halves “stick” together:
Peach Cookies with Dulce De Leche Filling - there are no peaches in these cookies. But these cookies look like REAL PEACHES! I do not use any artificial coloring in this recipe - instead I use natural colors: homemade beet juice and homemade carrot juice to color these peach cookies.
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup Dulce de Leche
- 1/2 cup walnuts , crumbled
- 1/2 cup beet juice
- 1/2 cup carrot juice
- 1/2 cup sugar (for coating peach cookies)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl, beat 2 eggs with 3/4 cup sugar on high speed until the mixture is white. Add softened butter, sour cream and continue beating to reach even consistency.
In a separate medium size bowl, mix flour with baking soda and add to the egg mixture, beating until well combined.
Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours (or put it in the freezer for 30-40 minutes, then in the refrigerator for 20 minutes).
Remove cookie dough from refrigerator. Grease baking sheet. Flour your working surface and immediately form 24 balls from the cookie dough, not allowing them to warm. These 24 balls will be halves of 12 “peaches”. If necessary, put cookie dough ball back in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
Place all 24 balls of cookie dough on a greased baking sheet. Bake for about 12-15 minutes until the cookies turn golden brown. (see photos above)
Cool cookies (baked halves of “peaches”) for about 20-30 minutes. Then, using a spoon, and while cookies are still warm, create as large of an indentation (hole) inside the flat side of each “cookie” as you can. Refer to photos above this recipe box (scroll up).
Pour beet juice into a small bowl. Pour carrot juice into a separate bowl. Add 1 cup of sugar to a third bowl.
Fill the indentation of each cookie half with dulce de leche and add a piece of walnut inside each indentation. Brush the flat side of the cookies with more dulce de leche. Then, bring 2 parts of pastry to glue together with Dulce de Leche and sandwich them together to create peach-shaped sandwich cookie.
Quickly deep one side of the peach-shaped pastry into beet juice and the other side into carrot juice. Then, roll the pastry in sugar to coat it nicely. Place it on a tray and then put the tray immediately in the refrigerator. Repeat this with each pastry.
Keep the tray with peach-shaped cookies in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
You can keep those cookies for a week, keep them refrigerated and covered, before serving.