Friday, April 16, 2010

Cookie Time!


Betty doesn't normally go for refrigerator cookies because of that delayed gratification factor--you know that pesky waiting period after mixing and before baking them. It goes against my impulsive nature.

However, I found this recipe in the Best of Mayberry the other night and decided to give it a try. Never content with just leaving a recipe alone, I used dried apricots instead of dried peaches. When I make these again, I'll cram a bunch of coconut in there and maybe use pecans instead of walnuts.

Oh, and I won't eat 20 in the first few hours.

I'll pace myself this time.

Really. I will.



Peach Refrigerator Cookies

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
1 egg
2 1/2 cups flour
1 TB baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1/4 cup milk
1 cup nuts, chopped
1 cup dried peaches, chopped.

Cream butter, sugar, and egg. Sift dry ingredients, add to first mixture alternating with milk. Add nuts and peaches; mix well. Shape into rolls, wrap in waxed paper and place in refrigerator until ready to back. Preheat oven. Slice thin and bake. Temperature: 400 degrees. Baking time: 10-12 minutes. Yield: 5 dozen.

Hope you enjoy!



33 comments:

bbcd mama said...

A recipe that yields 60 cookies...you better pace yourself, woman!! My goodness! Ha, ha!

Joe Cap said...

The certainly look yummy...and if that cookbook is called Mayberry, I bet there is lots of good stuff in there.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Betty,
Oh my these look delicious and I can nearly smell their fragrance.I'd like to grab one right of the my screen. I do think I might try this recipe. Thanks for sharing
Happy weekend,
Madi and Mom

Leanne said...

Ok - serious YUMMO work here, Betty! I LOVE the recipe and am already making my grocery list to include the ingredients! THANKS for the goods!

Amber said...

peach cookies? YUM!

Pat Tillett said...

I never met a cookie I don't like. Four please!

Mainland Streel said...

I'm makin' these tonight.

A fact that I have not revealed to the blog world is that I am a serious cookie-aholic. :)

Thank you! YAY!

Crystal Cook said...

Those look delicious!! I must try them, I'll see how much i can pace myself :)

Writing Without Periods! said...

Fess up...how many cookies eaten?
:-)
That's why I don't bake.
Mary

Cheeseboy said...

I want to live in Mayberry.

Ashley King said...

noting recipe.
will attempt these, though i'm not a huge fan of fruit.
i usually stick to chocolate!
buuuuut, i bet i'll love them! =)

oh and i absolutely LOVE your picture up top today! it's beautiful!!! =)

Ms. Anthropy said...

One is never enough.

Linda said...

These cookies look so amazing. They sound so yummy. I will try them. I could not eat just one..
Great photo...

TS Hendrik said...

Those sound\look good. I've got to try that. Though I might go cranberries, as that's what's on hand.

Feeling Just Right said...

5 dozen!!? That is the ONLY thing other than the picture that caught my eye. Yummmm. Will you do international mailing please? I'll wait! Thanks :)

Together We Save said...

They look yummy!! Oh and I could eat 20!

Mommy on the Spot said...

Man, those look yummy!!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

I love a cookie with fruit in it... always makes me feel like I'm eating healthier... LOL

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh, this sounds like a seriously good cookie. I'm with you on the coconut and pecans.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Yum. Anything with peaches is good!

Julie said...

Ah, I was eagerly waiting for Bossy's next installment. Perfect..these look delicious!
I'm a cookie kind of girl!

Ann said...

I always hated doing refrigerator cookies too because after waiting for the dough to chill the desire to bake wears off and i don't want to finish.
Those do look good and I admire your willpower only eating 20.

Beth said...

Oh that sounds, and looks, phenomenal! I doubt I would have stopped at 20! I would have needed to round it up to an even 2 dozen.

Tracy said...

Those look so yummy. Have a wonderful weekend!

Alyssa said...

It's the smell of the cookies baking in the oven that gets to me every time, in spite of my best intentions.

DrSoosie said...

Too bad I am diabetic and am a terrible baker...Two reasons why I probably will never get to try your DELICIOUS looking cookies. Boo Hoo for me!!!!

Ally said...

oh man, I would love a cookie right about now. Not sure if I'd like peach flavored but if made by you, I'm sure I would. They look a bit chewy, I love chewy :)

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Ally said...

Apricot may taste better actually!

Jessica said...

Pace yourself ... Psh!

Whatever for woman?!

Cookies are for eating!

Holly Renee said...

Ha! Betty and Holly could get along. I am not much for the delayed gratification thing either.

I would never think to put peach in there. These look delicious. How early is too early to go buy some cookies and eat them?

PS- Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. I appreciate it very much.

J.J. said...

Those look yummy!!! I like the weird shaped one in the middle best!!! thanks for the recipe!

Powdered Toast Man said...

I just ate some chocolate macaroons. Mmmmmmmmmm mmmmm good.

Yaya' s Home said...

Oh, these sound wonderful. And I love the idea of coconut and pecan. You will save me some, right? RIGHT?!? I'll be right over, just in case you forget.

~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World