Vanilla Twilight

Vanilla Bean Peach Cookies

Bonus SRC recipe!  This afternoon I saw a post calling for volunteers to help with some orphaned SRC blogs.  Always up for checking out new blogs I jumped at the opportunity and was given Heavenly Treats and Treasures.  It took me only a moment to realize that someone had missed out on an amazing blog.  This proclaimed southern mom offers a treasure trove of sweets, ranging from Brownies to Macaroons to Whoopie Pies to Giant Snickerdoodles!  She even gives out cooking tips for those new to the kitchen.  For a fair amount of time I debated trying out the whoopie pies, however I have a flight tomorrow so I wanted something that could travel with me.   So I kept on searching and then I found IT, the perfect summer time cookie recipe.  Even better, all I needed was to grab some vanilla beans on the way home.  This proved slightly harder than I thought but luckily World Market had some, and in keeping with HT&T I made sure to grab Fair Trade Vanilla Beans.

I had never tried a recipe with vanilla beans before but oh my goodness what a difference!  This dough was so heavenly I had to quickly get the cookies in the oven to avoid picking off the dough balls.  I made one slight change to the recipe, after finding out that my chocolate stash was lower than I remembered, by adding using fresh peaches in place of the chips.  To say the vanilla bean enhanced the flavor of the peach doesn’t even begin to describe the joyous dance my taste buds were doing.  I can’t wait to give this recipe another try, this time I’ll make sure to hide the chocolate away!



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