See my tips for How to Measure Flour if you need a refresher. I was born and raised in a Italian American community in Philadelphia. This right here is an example of a beautiful Italian dessert. They do not need to be covered as they should be quite moist and are not subject to drying out quickly. Make the dipping syrup (flavors the cookies and gives the color), 4. 1 cup of all-purpose flour weighs 120 grams, so you’ll need 320 grams for this recipe. Whisk well continuously and make sure to stir the bottom of pot and bottom edges of pot to avoid scorching, Remove pot from stove, add butter, and stir well until all butter is melted. Although most cookies should be similar in size, it might help to match up 2 cookies before proceeding to the dip, fill stage. If using liquor, add to finished cream and combine well. Dip in flavoring syrup (I dunk them completely three times quickly) and shake off excess. Again, this will take a few minutes, but the warmth of your hands will help it come together beautifully. bake in oven for about 25 to 28 minutes. Otherwise, they would turn to mush when you dip them. Can you freeze these cookies after fully assembling them? Preheat oven to 325°F. Hi, you mention using a digital scale for accurate flour measurements…which I agree is absolutely the best way to get expected results. Optional, add peach liquor to taste (add 2 tablespoons at a time and taste as you go). The cookie dough is quite sticky! Italian Cream Filled Peach Cookies These cute, delicate, full of Italian Pastry Cream Cookies are a favourite in any and every bakery in Italy. I love how just a few ingredients come together quickly to make such a lovely, simple cookie. No matter the flavor, these are delightful little cookies perfect for most any time you need a simple sweet treat. Putting in all together: Dip the cookies in flavored syrup, fill the cookies with the pastry cream, sandwich cookies together to make peach shape, insert leaves, and sprinkle liberally with sugar. Remove from heat and add extra cup of water to cool the mixture and dilute it a bit. Resting time for cookie dough and cooling of pastry cream: I use regular ole granulated sugar, but may try colored sugar in the future, Optional but highly recommended to measure out all the ingredients first and set aside, In the bowl of a standing mixer, add eggs and sugar and beat with whisk attachment for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy, add the oil all at once and mix until blended, Combine the baking powder with the flour and then add to the mixing bowl with egg mixture and combine until very soft dough forms (see photo), Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and set into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with silicone baking sheet or parchment paper, Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, portion dough into approximately 60 to 64 cookies. Do this while the cookie is still warm as they are prone to breaking if carving when cooled. Divide the dough in half. Combine until a very soft dough forms. Place the preserves in a microwave-safe bowl. That will help prevent using too much flour. My mom insists on letting the cookie dough rest for a minimum of 2 to 3 hours. If they are cool, the cookies will be more likely to break when you try to carve the bottom out. Yes, it can be time consuming, but these are made typically only for holidays such as Christmas or special occasions such as bridal showers, baby showers, or even birthdays! Something that I hope generations to come will keep making! Carve the bottom of the cookie as shown using a sharp knife. I'd like to share my recipes for pizza, breads, Italian cakes and cookies, as well as other family favorites with you! You can also uses artificial leaves from the craft store. If you don't use a digital scale, then spoon the flour into the measuring cups instead of scooping down into the flour container. Simple but delicious! Many use mint leaves, we simply cut some from our garden. Note that this recipe makes a little more cream than needed; the extra pastry cream is delicious enjoyed alone! Thanks for the recipe! place the tray of cookies in the refrigerator for about 2 hours or so until they have dried slightly and then sprinkle with sugar (NOT powdered sugar but regular granulated sugar) and insert leaves to decorate. We typically dip, fill, and put together one cookie at a time. Mixture will become very thick. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas and every holiday in between are celebrated with aContinue Reading Freezing it will help it get colder faster. Oh yum, they look amazing…I could eat them now. Hello! *Be sure you measure your flour accurately so that the dough will come together well. Make this recipe and share with friend! You will have some left over pastry cream, which can be eaten like pudding.