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Peach perfect cookies

The cinnamon sugar sprinkle enhances the soft peach flavor for a satisfying summer treat.


To make a doze cookies:

  • Peaches (3)
  • Eggs (2)
  • All purpose flour (2 cups)
  • Vanilla yogurt non-fat, low-fat or full-fat (1/3 cup)
  • Butter at room temperature (3/8 cup)
  • Sugar (1/4 cup + 1/4 cup for sprinkling)
  • Baking powder (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Salt (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Nutmeg (1/4 teaspoon)


1 cookie sheet, 1 large mixing bowl, 1 small mixing bowl, 1 whisk, 1 fork, 1 tablespoon, measuring teaspoon.


1Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.Grease the baking sheet.
2Wash and cut the 3 peaches.Wash the peaches.
3In the bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, nutmeg, and baking powder.Whisk all the dry ingredients.
4Work in the butter using your fingers or a fork.Work in the butter using your fingers or a fork.
5Add the eggs and yogurt. Stir.Add the eggs and yogurt. Stir.
6Add the peaches, stirring until everything is combined.Add the peaches, stirring until everything is combined.
7Scoop the dough onto the cookie sheet using a tablespoon. Each cookie should be about 2 tablespoons and be 1 inch apart.Scoop the dough onto the baking sheet.
8In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and 1/4 cup of sugar.In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and 1/4 cup of sugar.
9Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar onto the cookies.Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar onto the cookies.
10Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until they are golden brown.
11Let cool for a few minutes and serve!
All about peaches

Why peaches are good for kids:

Peaches are a good source of fiber, vitamins A, C and E and antioxidants. Like prunes, peaches can help with constipation. The beta-carotene contained in peaches is great for eye-sight, nourishing and protecting the retinas.

 When and where to find peaches:

Peaches peak in July-August but are available from May to September. Peach trees like sunlight, which is why most peaches com from California, Georgia and South Carolina. In fact, Georgia is often called the Peach State and you can find many street named after the fruit in Atlanta.

 How to choose the best peaches:

Look for peaches with deep yellow or creamy background. They should have a nice aroma when you smell them . Contrary to popular belief, red tones are not an indication of ripeness. The flesh should be slightly soft when pressed. 

Serving tip:

To peel a peach, place the peach in boiling water for 20 seconds. Take it out of the water using a slotted spoon and plunge it into cold water. The skin should come right off. 

To pit the peach, slice around the peach and twist the two halves apart.  Remove the pit.

More peach ideas:

Marshmallow Peaches: Cut peaches in half and replace the pit with a marshmallow in each half, sprinkle with a little sugar and grill until lightly browned. 

Peach Melba: Serve your peaches with ice cream and a raspberry sauce.

Peach slasa: Mash pieces of peaches and add to a salsa to add a little sweetness and remove the tanginess. 


April: All about mangoes

1. What makes mangoes special:

Mangoes are full of vitamins A and C,  to boost the immune system and improve vision. They are also rich in fiber, to assist with digestion. Mangoes have a buttery texture and are less acidic than other fruits, which will appeal to most children.

2. When and where to find mangoes:

Mangoes are originally from southern Asia but have been grown in Florida and California for over a century.

3. How to pick mangoes:

Don’t let the color foul you. The red coloring is not an indication of ripeness. Instead, choose a mango that has a slight give when you press it. You can also put your nose to the end and pick the one that has a fruity aroma.

4. Serving tip:

Wash the mango fruit and slice in halves, lengthwise, avoiding the pit. Remove the pit and place the two halves skin down. With a knife, make a crisscross pattern in the flesh and push the mango inside out so you can eat the little squares directly from the skin.

March: All about grapefruits

In March, we are turning to grapefruit, this understated citrus fruit, which has far more to offer than just its juice!

All you need to know about grapefruits

1. Why they are good for you:

Grapefruits are a goldmine of vitamin C. Have a fresh squeezed glass of grapefruit to start your day and satisfy your vitamin C needs for the day. Grapefruits are also great for increasing the metabolic rate and help burn fat.

2. Where they come from:

Grapefruits came to America in the 1800s by way of Barbados. It is a hybrid of pomelo and orange. The grapefruit owes its name because it grew in clusters, just like grapes.

3. Where they grow:

Grapefruits grown in subtropical climate. Most grapefruits sold around the world come from Florida and in one part of Texas.

4. How to pick grapefruits:

Look for heavy round grapefruits with a red or rosy peel. The grapefruit should smell fresh and citrusy.