Georgia Peach Spiced Cookies

This recipe is an ode to my favorite spice shop in the world, Savory Spice Shop. I received a free sample of Georgia Peach Spice a while ago from the spice shop, and it’s been burning a hole in my spice drawer for some time now because I had no idea how to use it. I had good intentions of making an elaborate dessert with it, but clearly that didn’t happen…because, life. So rather than let it continue sitting in my spice drawer, I decided to use it to add a little extra kick to your average cookie.

 

Contrary to the title though, these cookies don’t have actual peaches in them. Georgia Peach Spice is made up of vanilla bean sugar, Saigon cinnamon, lemon peel, citric acid, cloves and allspice. So these are quite similar to fall/pumpkin spiced cookies, except they have the subtle tanginess of lemon in them. The point of this spice is to contain all of the typical flavors that go along with spiced peaches, minus the peaches. Therefore, you could certainly use this spice in a peach dessert, but you could also use it in several other sweet or savory dishes. Naturally I chose a sweet dish. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (I used white wheat)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Georgia Peach Spice*
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

*If you don’t have a spice shop that carries Georgia Peach Spice, you could make up a similar spice mixture of sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest, cloves and allspice. 

 

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 325°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, milk and vanilla until slightly whipped.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and beat until combined. Dough may be a little crumbly, but it should be sticky enough to hold together.
  4. Using a melon baller or teaspoon, form dough into 1″ balls and place them on the baking sheets about 2″ apart.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool completely on sheets, then store in an airtight container. Makes about 24 cookies.

 

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