Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line three baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
Freeze Dried Peaches (1/2 cup)
in a blender or small bag until they become a powder; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the
All-Purpose Flour (2 3/4 cups)
, 1/4 cup of peach powder,
Corn Starch (2 Tbsp)
Milk Powder (1 Tbsp)
Baking Powder (1/2 Tbsp)
Salt (1/2 tsp)
, set aside.
In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the
Unsalted Butter (1 cup)
Granulated Sugar (1 cup)
on medium speed until completely creamy and fluffy for about 3 minutes.
Scrape down the sides and add in the
Large Eggs (2)
one at a time, beating well between each is fully mixed in. Add
Pure Vanilla Extract (1 Tbsp)
and beat until mixed.
Scrape down the sides and add in the flour mixture, 1/2 at a time, mixing just until blended. Add the remaining flour mixture and again mix just until blended.
Using a large cookie scoop (3 Tbsp size), scoop out cookie dough and roll it into a ball with your hands. Repeat with remaining dough.
Place six cookie dough balls on each baking sheet, leaving room between each cookie as the cookies will spread when they bake.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the centers of the cookies have puffed up and are no longer glossy. Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool on the baking sheets.
Prepare the Peach Buttercream Frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add
Salted Butter (1/2 cup)
, remaining 1/4 cup of peach powder,
Powdered Confectioners Sugar (3 cups)
Pure Almond Extract (1/4 tsp)
Milk (2 Tbsp)
Beat on low speed until all ingredients are combined, then increase speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy for about 5 minutes. Add additional milk or half and half as necessary until the frosting is spreading consistency. If your frosting is too thin, add a little bit of powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Food Coloring (as needed)
, if desired, and continue beating until well blended, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Spread the frosting on the cookies while they are completely cool. Place one
Gummy Candies (to taste)
in the middle of each cookie. If desired, use a fine mesh sieve to garnish the top of cookies with the peach powder, rather than using gummy peaches.
Once the cookies are frosted and decorated, chill in the fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!