Updated: Aug 6, 2020
This cobbler is basically a giant warm sugar cookie with cinnamon and peaches. It's so gooey and soft, just the way a cobbler should be, but there's a crumble topping that adds a warmly spiced, delicate crunch on top. When you put cold whipped cream on top of that warm crumbly cobbler, it melts down the sides almost like ice cream. It is all the best parts of Summer in a casserole dish. If you'd like to see the full video on Youtube for how I made this cobbler, you can check that out here.
This recipe came to be all because my Granny bought some peaches from our local Sheriff's Department. She sent us a bag of these peaches that she said were the best she'd ever tasted. I had been day dreaming about cobblers, and how to incorporate cookies and cobblers ever since the blackberry bush outside our window started hanging with berries. So, I decided to give it a try. After a quick search for "cobbler cookies" I found that many cobbler toppings are actually adapted from sugar cookie recipes.
I probably could have just used my classic cookie recipe with no alterations, but having recently watched the movie "The Help", I had been rediscovering my love of Crisco. So, I decided to make the fat in the recipe half Crisco (vegetable shortening) and half butter. The Crisco was perfect for the cobbler, because it held up really well with a longer cooking time.
Cookie Crumble Peach Cobbler