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Mouthwatering Peach Bar Cookie Cups

Mouthwatering Peach Bar Cookie Cups. Imagine a bite-sized dessert that brings the essence of a peach pie into a convenient, handheld delight. These cookie cups are perfect for parties, picnics, or simply satisfying your sweet tooth with a touch of summer.

The inspiration for these cookie cups came from my love for peach desserts. One summer, with an abundance of fresh peaches from the farmers’ market, I decided to experiment and created these little gems. The result was a deliciously sweet, slightly tangy, and perfectly crispy dessert that quickly became a favorite in my household. Each bite brings the juicy flavor of peaches wrapped in a tender cookie shell, making them irresistible.

These Peach Bar Cookie Cups are not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make. With a simple cookie dough base and a peach filling, they come together in no time. Plus, the presentation is adorable, making them a hit at any gathering. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting, this recipe is sure to impress and satisfy.

Recipe Summary

Mouthwatering Peach Bar Cookie Cups combine the juicy sweetness of peaches with a buttery cookie dough base, creating a bite-sized dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.

Exciting Story

One sunny afternoon, while brainstorming ways to use up a bounty of fresh peaches, I came up with the idea for these Peach Bar Cookie Cups. My husband and kids were my enthusiastic taste testers, and the moment they took their first bites, I knew we had a winner. These little treats have since become a staple at our family gatherings, always receiving rave reviews. The combination of the crispy cookie shell and the sweet, juicy peach filling never fails to delight.

Why These Peach Bar Cookie Cups?

Selling Points:

  • Juicy Peaches: Fresh peaches add a burst of natural sweetness and juiciness.
  • Buttery Cookie Base: The cookie dough base provides a rich, buttery flavor and perfect texture.
  • Easy to Make: Simple ingredients and straightforward steps make this recipe accessible to everyone.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes
Kcal: 320 kcal | Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients:

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4-5 ripe peaches, sliced
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Fresh mint leaves for garnish

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a food processor, combine flour, powdered sugar, and salt. Add cold butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add egg yolks and vanilla extract, and pulse until the dough comes together. Press the dough into tartlet pans and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Bake the tart crusts for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.
In a medium saucepan, combine sliced peaches, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and cornstarch. Cook over medium heat until peaches are soft and mixture is thickened. Let cool.
In another saucepan, heat heavy cream and milk over medium heat until simmering.
In a bowl, whisk egg yolks and 1/4 cup granulated sugar until pale and thick. Gradually add hot cream mixture, whisking constantly.
Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in vanilla extract and let cool.
Fill tart crusts with peach mixture, then top with custard. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves before serving.

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