PEACH COOKIES

These are soft, cake-like cookies.  If too soft on standing, place into warm 250 degree oven  for a few minutes.  Submitted by Jan Keyton, Highlands Ranch Rotarian

  • 1/2  cup        (1 stick) margarine or butter
  • 1  cup             sugar
  • 1                     large egg
  • 2  cups          flour
  • 1/4  tsp         Nutmeg
  • 1/8  tsp        Ginger
  • 1/8  tsp        salt
  • 1/2  tsp        Baking soda
  • 1/4  tsp        Cinnamon
  • 1/8  tsp        ground Cloves
  • 3                    medium fresh ripe Peaches
  • 1/2   cup      raisins (optional) – or cinnamon chips & walnuts: 1/2 cup each

Procedure

1   Cream margarine and sugar in a bowl.  Add egg and beat until light and fluffy.

2   In another bowl, mix flour and spices, add to egg mixture, a little at a time.

3   Peel, pit and finely dice peaches; stir into cookie mixture.

4   Stir in raisins, if desired.  Drop dough by full rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheet.

5   Bake at 375 degrees 18-20 minutes, until cookies are light brown on top.

6   Cool thoroughly on wire rack before storing.

Servings: 48

Yield: 4 dozen 2.5 in. cookies

Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1/48 of a recipe (0.8 ounces).

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