Peaches and Cream cookies

 

 

For Doctor’s Day this year our hospital was kind enough to give all the physicians baskets filled with fruit and nuts. I’m not sure if this was some sort of inside joke being that I work in California but I enjoyed it just the same. Inside the basket there was one item in particular that caught my eye. It was a package of dried white peaches. They looked scrumptious but I decided to save them for a recipe idea I had. Here is what I came up with

 

2 1/2 cups of AP flour

1 tsp of baking soda

1/2 tsp of salt

12 oz (1 1/2 sticks) of unsalted butter

6 oz of peach yogurt, i used Yoplait light

1/2 cup of granulated sugar

3/4 cup of brown sugar, lightly packed

2 large eggs

4 oz of dried peaches (approximately 1 cup), diced into bite sized peaces

1 1/2 cup of white chocolate morsels

 

Directions

In a small bowl sift or whisk dry ingredients together and set aside. In another medium sized bowl cream together butter, yogurt and sugars until smooth and fluffy. Once thoroughly combined stir in eggs, one at a time. Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, be careful not to over mix. Once batter in smooth and combined, fold in peaches and white chocolate. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours to allows the flavors to incorporate. (dough is better if refrigerated overnight).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a small ice cream scoop or spoon. place dough on to cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes until lightly brown but firm. Allow cookies to cool. Remove from cookie sheet.

 

 

Devour and Enjoy!!

 

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