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Peaches & Cream Cookie Cups #SipYourSummer

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Do your ears ever get tired? Mine do. Sometimes I crave peace and total quiet.

Peaches & Cream Cookie Cups #SipYourSummer

People seem to think that because Sam is an only that we live a quiet life. Not so—particularly in the summer when we’re home more. Because my house isn’t always squirming with kids, Sam needs someone to talk to. Usually that would be me—and I’m fine with that—but sometimes I need quiet to recharge. I don’t know about you, but yelling “take me away” and heading for the bathtub isn’t likely to happen in the middle of the day at my house. However, I have learned to carve out “me moments” right at home.

Peach Tea Snapple

One-on-one focus fills his tank so if Sam and I have quality time doing something fun, then we can both get busy with our own agendas for a while. My best strategy starts in the kitchen. We might make something like these Peaches and Cream Cookie Cups. Sam is a super little helper and taste-tester extraordinaire!

Cookie Cups

Easy Cookie Cup Filling

When we’ve finished visiting, baking, and tasting, usually Sam is satisfied to busy himself with his favored toy-of-the-moment. That’s when I clutch my glass of Snapple tea and sink into my highly valued chaise. I know there won’t be a long enough stretch to read a book and when I want to recharge I purposefully avoid reading on my device. However, a favorite beverage and a favorite magazine can transport me to Someplace Else almost immediately. A glass of Snapple and a few minutes in that alternate universe does a world of wonders!

Snapple Tea at Walmart

You can find the Snapple Teas at Walmart. They are offering 18.5 ounce Straight Up Tea and Premium Glass items on Rollback for just a $1.00 in-store, beginning on June 3rd. Another benefit of shopping at Walmart on a hot, humid day? It’s gloriously air-conditioned and comfortably cool. You can dawdle down the aisles and fill your cart with all kinds of needful things. You love Walmart. Walmart will love you!

Peaches and Cream Cookie Cups Recipe

While you’re at Walmart pick up some Snapple, a magazine and these recipe ingredients:



  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8th teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup peach preserve (or jam)
  1. Preheat oven to 375*
  2. Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla
  3. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients
  4. Stir dry ingredients into creamed butter mixture
  5. Fold in peach preserve
  6. Roll into small balls and put into a nonstick mini muffin tin
  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until cookies are thoroughly baked
  8. Remove from oven and use the small end of a tart tamper (or a metal spoon) to create a well
  9. Remove from pan and cool


  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Snapple Peach Tea
  • Cream until peaks form
  • Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a 2D tip
  • Pipe cream into cookie cups

Top with fresh peach slice.

Peach Cookie Cups

Snapple has a special summer flavor, too, for a limited time. It’s Lady LiberTEA. Lady LiberTEA contains a blend of delicious black tea with RED raspberry, WHITE peach and BLUEberry flavors. This flavor is available in stores between May 1st through July 4th in 16 ounce singles and 6 packs. Get it while it lasts!

Snapple Tea

Think you’ll try my “me moments” strategy? Sip your summer and don’t forget a magazine—cheers!

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.