peach cobbler drop cookies

I have one very strict rule in place for myself when I can’t fall asleep at night: Do not think about scary or sad things because not only will I keep myself awake even longer, I will also be more likely to have scary/sad dreams when I finally do nod off.

Last night I found myself lying there, wide awake and wedged between two cats. In search of something to ponder until I fell asleep, I asked myself a very important, rule-abiding question…

If someone were to ask me which of our cats is the most snuggly, what would I say?
I initially thought that the answer was obvious.

 

Harrison = Most Snuggly. Sebastian = Very Snuggly. Court Kitty = Snuggly.

 

 

But then I realized, it’s not that straightforward.

 

Sure Harrison will let you pick him up, roll him around and spoon him for hours, but he doesn’t usually initiate the snuggles unless it’s bedtime. Sebastian, on the other hand, initiates snuggles constantly but if you try to pick him up and convince him to snuggle when he’s not in the mood, he wants no part of it. Court won’t let you hold him in your arms for more than 5 seconds, but he loves to be snuggled and never resists affection as long as he gets to keep all four paws on the ground. But I wouldn’t say that one is more snuggly than the other, because they each have their limits and one will gladly partake in a form of snuggling that another will not. Harrison and Court like to head butt and press their faces against mine, but Sebastian does not dig face-on-face contact. Sebastian is a lap cat, the others are not.

 

What I’m saying is, it’s complicated! And by this time it’s 2 am and I’m still thinking about this!

 

I realized that if someone asks me what kind of snuggler each of my cats is, I will not have a concise answer and this worries me!

 

When really, we all know that what I should be worried about is everyone reading this and thinking I’m a lunatic.

 

I made these cookies on Sunday and although they were delicious, I’m looking at the photos now and I’m wondering if maybe they look a little gross. I can’t decide if the appearance of these cookies is appealing or not. They’re like peach clouds, but they’re also like dough blobs, right?

 

 

I don’t know. I find that I’m indecisive when I don’t get a lot of sleep because I’m up all night acting like a maniac.

 

These cookies are delicious cloud blobs! They are little bitty peach cobbler babies. Let’s tear them up, throw them in a bowl with some ice cream, and call it a day.

 

Peach Cobbler Drop Cookies
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home
Makes 24 cookies

 

Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread or another vegan butter substitute, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegan refined sugar
  • 2 15 oz cans sliced peaches or 3 very ripe fresh peaches (I used a combination of both)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Make a flax egg by stirring together the ground flax and water. Set aside.

 

Mine is purple because my ground flax has bits of blueberries in it.

 

In a large bowl, stir together the softened vegan butter, brown sugar and refined sugar.

 

 

If you are using canned peaches, now is the time to drain them. If you are using fresh peaches, remove the skin and slice up the peaches. Regardless of the kind of peaches you’re using, slice them into pieces, roughly 1/2″ long.

 

Stir the peaches, vanilla extract and flax egg in with the sugars.

 

 

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sea salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.

 

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and gently fold in the pecans.

 

 

Drop the batter by the spoonful onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

 

 

Bake the cookies for 15-17 minutes, until the tops begin to brown.

 

 

Remove from the oven and either cool the cookies to room temperature or dig into them right away.

 

8 thoughts on “peach cobbler drop cookies

  1. I think it’s VERY important to have a handle on your cats snuggle-meters, because someone *might* ask you! I myself have spent a fair amount of time thinking about what sort of accents each of my dogs speaks in (in their heads, when they’re thinking). My basset hound sounds like Mrs. Doubtfire, my cocker-boy is definitely a southern gentleman, and my cocker-girl can best be described as an angry gangster rapper!

    (Hope that makes you feel less weird about how you spent your sleepless night :) )

  2. Did you ever know that you’re my hero?

    I am going to make these and after I make these I am going to make them again!

    I might try them with apple as well.. cause YUM.

  3. Whoa, perfect summer recipe! Do you think (thawed) frozen peaches would work? I’m thinking that once they’ve thawed, they’ll be ok…

  4. Awwwwhhhhhh! Your kitties are so cute. :) My cats are the same as yours — they love snuggling, but on their terms. Dale will come to you when she wants attention, demand it then and there, and then she’s content and will go off and get her beauty sleep. ;) Chip loves attention no matter the time (and will come up to me and demand it often), but he’s also a little scaredy cat which limits who can touch him. He trusts me and I can do really whatever I want with him (pick him up, carry him around, brush him, play with him, etc.) while he has limits on everyone else (especially guys). He’s such a sweetheart (unless it’s with Dale, where he’s just a little bully) and an absolute angel. I love them both so much. :)

  5. I used the dole peaches in the individual cups (4, drained), they worked great! And to give them a more appealing look, after baking the cookies I brushed egg whites over the tops & sprinkled w sugar, then put under broiler til sugar started to brown…completely adds to the yummy factor!

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