peach cookie bars


Every bite of these peach cookie bars is pure bliss. Start with a cinnamon-graham base, add a juicy peach filling, and top it all off with buttery crumbs for a trifecta that’s hard to beat. Understandably, I baked two pans of these bars in as many days, and a platter of peaches on the dining table is currently tempting me into a third.

Peach Cookie Bars | Tutti Dolci

If you’ve been following the blog recently, you’re probably aware of my fixation with graham flour (cinnamon graham banana bread, brown butter cherry bars, etc). I’m happy to include a Bob’s Red Mill giveaway with this recipe – three of you will receive your own package of graham flour to bake with. See the details below (and don’t blame me when you find these peach bars wonderfully addictive!).

Peach Cookie Bars | Tutti Dolci

Peach Cookie Bars
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup graham flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup peach jam
1 cup sliced peaches
1 Tbsp turbinado sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Whisk together flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Combine melted butter, sugars, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture and fold in until incorporated. Reserve 1/2 cup of dough for topping; press remaining dough evenly into bottom of prepared baking dish.

Place jam in a small bowl and microwave briefly (about 10 seconds); whisk to loosen. Use a small spatula to gently spread jam over dough. Arrange peaches over jam and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Crumble remaining dough over filling and bake for 25 to 27 minutes, until golden. Cool completely in baking dish on a rack, then cut into bars with a sharp knife. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days.

Yield – 12 bars
Calories – 175 (per bar)
Carbs – 25

Giveaway Details:
Three winners will receive a package of Bob’s Red Mill Graham Flour. Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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Giveaway ends on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 5 pm PST. The winners will be selected by and contacted by email. If there is no response after 48 hours, another winner will be selected. Open to US Residents.

Disclosure: Bob’s Red Mill generously donated product for the giveaway. I received no compensation and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

  1. Wow these look SO good and the photos are great! I’ve just bought loads of peaches so I’ll give it a go. I’ve never heard of graham flour, I’m in France at the moment and not sure they have it. Could I just use normal whole wheat flour?

  2. Trifecta indeed, girl! Ohmahgosh…LOVE that you used graham flour in your bars along with peaches, cinnamon and nutmeg for a flavor explosion. I just adore my peach crumble bars, but I cannot wait to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing, Laura! As always…pinning!

  3. These bars look scrumptious! (I just made some peach crumb bars this weekend too!) Great minds… 😀

    If I had a bag of graham flour I’d probably make crumb bars. Again. 😉

  4. Peaches are at their best right now and I seem to buy them each time I am at the farm stand, farmers market and even the grocery store. What a tempting late summer recipe!

  5. These look amazing! I can’t wait to try these. I’ve never had graham flour but I think this might be the perfect recipe to give it a whirl.

  6. Every summer, I eye all the peach bar recipes. Now why have I not made this yet??? I am pinning your recipe and hope to get to it before summer ends…your bars are gorgeous!!!

  7. those bars look really delicious. Not sure what I’d bake first with graham flour….never used it before….but these might be a contender!

  8. These bars look delicious and I would definitely try them if I won the flour. (I may hunt for the flour and try them anyway!) I have never used graham flour but remember my grandma using it for things.

  9. These look so good! For some strange reason, I never bake with peaches. But I’ve got to try these. I’ve been seeing recipes with graham flour lately and have never seen it in stores. So I’d love to try other bar cookies with it.

  10. I have peaches…lots of them and have been contemplating another cake. But no…this is what will be baked next;)

  11. First thing I would bake with the flour is graham crackers and then make a fun summer pie with them as the crust;)

  12. Holy cow! These look awesome! I think I may try and take it one step more decadent and do a ;cream cheese filling also for a peaches and cream bar! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. I’ll be in NYC next month and will bring a package of this flour back home! It’s impossible to find it here, and then I’ll be able to make my own graham crackers. /

    Laura, your bars are precious! I’ll be making them once summer comes our way.

  14. I would make the snickerdoodles recipe on this beautiful site! We are humongous snickerdoodle lovers around here so those sound especially intriging with the addition of graham!!!

  15. Yes, I know you’ve been hooked with this graham flour! I need to get one myself and try. I already know I’ll like it! I’m enjoying so many peaches lately but haven’t had a chance to use for baking yet. Have to hurry up! 🙂 Looks so delicious, Laura!

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