Sugar Swings! Serve Some: September 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021

Peach Shaped Cookies

peach shaped cookies

I've been trying to actually make some of my saved pins lately.  Are you like me and have a million pins and pin boards but haven't tried a lot of them?  These peach shaped cookies have been on my to do list for ages so I finally tried to make them.

They look more complicated than they are so I suggest trying them out!

The cookie is kinda like a cake cookie and the dough was a bit more fluid than I was expecting but needed to make the round shape.  Roll the dough into a 1-2 inch ball and set on baking tray.

Once they bake and cool, scoop out some of the inside to make room for the filling.  Add the cookie insides to some peach jam.  I made mine from scratch but you can use store-bought peach preserve or jam to speed up the process.  Mix until its like a peachy paste and add some between to halves.

Then onto the fun part.  Add some yellow food color to some peach liquor (peach schnapps!) and some red food color to another small bowl of liquor.  Paint cookie half yellow and half red to make it look like the outside of a peach. You don't have to be super precise and messy actually works best.

Roll cookie in some granulated sugar which will give the cookie the peach fuzz look.  It's pretty neat on how simple but effective this is!

Add some mint leaves as stems.

Let fully dry before storing or sharing for the end of summer (boo!) with some friends and family.

Pretty neat how easy this process was to look like a real peach.  Also very tasty and as I said they are a bit like a cake-y cookie.  Hard to believe summer is over already so enjoy some "peaches" before moving on to all the pumpkin spice of the season!

 The recipe I used can be found here on Italian Food Forever and the directions are simple so head over if you want to make them on your own too!

Monday, September 6, 2021

Harry Potter Goblet of Fire Name Cookies


I always love a good HP marathon on regular TV.  I know I can watch them on some of our streaming services but finding them movies on one of our regular channels and showing the movies back to back always makes me keep them on.

One of my favs is Goblet of Fire.  These cookies have all the names of those thrown into the goblet for the Triwizard tournament!

I had some left over sugar cookie dough which was a perfect amount for these cookies.  

I hand cut out the shapes based on a google search of what the scraps of paper with the names looked like:

Bake them up and let cool. You can even go a little darker on edges.

I added food color gel to some alcohol to dilute.   I used peach schnapps but you can use anything you like the alcohol dries and doesn't leave much flavor.

Mix colors as needed.  I added some back around the edges for the "burned" look.  I even held the cookies over some flame for an even more burnt effect. 

Add the names with either royal icing or I used black melted candies.

I love the way they came out!

Until the next Harry Potter marathon!  What's your fav HP movie? (if you can pick one!)