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Breskvice – Jam Filled, Peach Shaped Cookies


For the cookie dough

  • 400 grams of flour
  • 150 gms butter
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder

For the filling

  • cookie crumbs from the carving
  • 1/3 cup peach jam
  • 1 tbs rum
  • 1 tsp coco powder
  • 2 tbs of chopped nuts optional - I did not use any

For coloring

  • Two small bowls filled with 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp rum
  • Yellow and red food colors

Final process

  • fine grain sugar for rolling the cookies in - about 1/2 cup

Special Equipment

  • A food grade paint brush


Make the dough

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add in the eggs, sift in the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until combined. If the dough feels dry, add in a bit of water or milk.
  2. Cover and keep refrigerated for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375*F
  4. Make equal size round dough balls and line them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Try and get an even number because we will be joining pairs. I got about 40 singles and finally 20 cookies from my recipe.
  5. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes. The cookies won't brown at the top so check the bottom of the cookies for a light brown tinge.
  6. Allow them to cool slightly.
  7. Core out the center of the cookies from the bottom, Take care to not break them, I used an apple corer to core out the center from each cookie. Save the crumbs for filling.
  8. We will use the crumbs mixed in with the jam to fill the cookies.

Make the filling

  1. Using a fork, crumble the cookie crumbs and mix it with all ingredients of the filling. This should be a little thick so the cookie halves can stick together.

Assemble the cookies

  1. Fill in the cavities of the cookies and put two cookies together joining them into a sandwich.

Color the cookies

  1. Mix a few drops red in one bowl and a few drops of yellow in the other.
  2. Divide the sugar, vanilla and rum and add them equally to both the bowls of colored water. Stir to mix well
  3. With a paint brush, first color the base of the cookies in yellow. This will be the bottom edge where they are joined.
  4. Then take the red paint mix and color all over.
  5. While the cookies are still moist, roll them in sugar.
  6. Allow the cookies to rest for a few hours at room temperature (covered) and then enjoy.