As we bask in the warmth of summer, the allure of fruit-centric desserts like cobblers, pies, and sorbets is undeniable. They’re the quintessential summer treat – fresh, sweet, and often with a comforting touch. But have you ever considered a fruit-cookie combo? Thanks to an innovative TikTok recipe, we’re seeing snickerdoodle cookies take on a summery avatar by partnering with juicy peaches.
Snickerdoodles, with their characteristic cinnamon-sugar coating, are reminiscent of the comforting flavors of a classic peach cobbler. The high butter content and cinnamon profile of these cookies echo the flavors of cobbler’s crumble topping, making them a natural fit with peaches.
Here’s how you can create this summer sensation:
- Bake: Start with your trusted snickerdoodle cookie recipe. Once out of the oven, while they’re still soft, gently press down the centers to create a shallow well.
- Prepare the Toppings: Cook up a peach compote and whip up a simple crumble. If you’re feeling indulgent, a cinnamon-sugar glaze can be the icing on the cake.
- Assemble: Place the peach compote in the indent of each cookie, sprinkle with crumble, and drizzle the glaze for a mouthwatering finish.
But why stop at peaches?
Summer ushers in a plethora of fruits that can be seamlessly incorporated with snickerdoodles.
Cherry Almond Snickerdoodle: Modify your cookie base by replacing vanilla extract with almond extract. Crown the cookie with cherry compote and a scattering of toasted almond slivers. The result? A delightful blend of zesty cherry with the comforting snickerdoodle.
Strawberry Shortcake Snickerdoodle: Imagine a warm snickerdoodle topped with strawberry compote, a dollop of ice cream on the side, reminiscent of the beloved strawberry shortcake. Plus, creating a strawberry compote is a breeze, especially if you’ve got an Instant Pot.
Summer desserts are all about experimentation and freshness. And when you bring the classic snickerdoodle into the equation, the result is pure magic.