Would you believe me if I told you that these cookies were inspired by a recipe I found in InStyle? Yes, the fashion magazine. I didn’t even know they had recipes in their magazine. But when I saw their take on pie cookies I knew I had to put my spin on it.
I started with some beautiful peaches and strawberries from the Farmer’s Market. The InStyle recipe also shows plums, and I am sure you could use just about any fruit you like – blueberries, raspberries, apples, etc.
I then whipped up a batch of tart dough. I suppose you could make the cookies out of pie dough, but I wanted something a little bit more like a cookie. I settled on something in between. The dough I made is not as crumbly as a pie crust and has a bit more sweetness, like a cookie. After I processed all the dough ingredients in the food processor, I turned it out onto a floured cutting board and cut out several different shapes.
For the fruit topping, I first cut really thin slices of the peach and strawberries then tossed them in a mixture of sugar and corn starch. For the peach cookies, I also sprinkled some cinnamon and nutmeg on top.
Once they bake, the cookie becomes crispy and the fruit releases it’s juice and forms a semi-glaze on top.
They are really delicious and perfect if you are the kind of person, like me, who thinks that the best part of a pie is the crust. I like eating them on their own, but they would also be wonderful served along side a nice bowl of ice cream.