Peach Cookies with Custard Cream and Alkermes (Italian Picnic Recipe)

Your Memorial Day dessert table is complete.

By: Rossella Rago, Cooking with Nonna


For 10 people

For the Mix:

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup 00 flour or all-purpose flour

For Garnishing:

  • 2 cups custard cream (see below for link)
  • Alkermes liqueur, or Aperol. Or, a mix of Grenadine and Rum, or other red liquids that you prefer
  • Sugar
  • Leaves for decorations


  1. Get The Mold Here
  2. Pre-heat the oven at 350F.
  3. In a stand mixer add the eggs and sugar.  Mix for about 15 minutes or until ribbons form.
  4. Add the baking powder and the flour, and mix well.
  5. Take a Half Ball Silicone baking mold and fill each half ball with the mix (about 1/4 cup). Fill until 1/2 from the top.
  6. Bake the mix for about 18 mins.
  7. Let the half balls cool off.
  8. Take each half ball and cut the top. Carve the center of each half ball about 3/4 inch.
  9. Fill each half ball with a generous amount of custard cream. Get the Custard Cream recipe HERE!
  10. Attach two half balls to form a ball with a little cream coming out from all sides.
  11. Dip each ball in the Alkermes.
  12. Sprinkle some sugar all over the peaches and garnish with leaves.


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