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Peeps Fudge Sandwich Cookies

Whether you love or hate Peeps, there’s no denying that these Peeps cookies are adorable! Filled with chocolate fudge and covered in sprinkles, Peeps cookies are the perfect Easter dessert.

Peeps Fudge Sandwich Cookies -- Whether you love or hate Peeps, there's no denying that these Peeps cookies are adorable! Filled with chocolate fudge and covered in sprinkles, these cookies are the perfect Easter dessert | wearenotmartha.com

What do you think the most trash talked candy is? I’d like to take an informal poll, though I have a few ideas of my own. Candidates include circus peanuts, candy corn, and Peeps. I’d also like to nominate those little paper buttons that come on sheets of paper. Seriously, you call that candy? Stop. You will never find me defending circus peanuts or those little candy buttons. But I will defend candy corn and Peeps until my dying day. Peeps! They’re marshmallows! Rolled in sugar! I’m pretty sure I rant on this on an annual basis, but please stop disrespecting marshmallows rolled in sugar. Thaaaank you.

But no matter how you feel about the taste of Peeps, there’s absolutely no denying that they’re adorable, right?? Bunnies and chicks in super bright spring colors? Please, just admit that you can’t look away. Sooo, what if I told you you could enjoy Peeps without, well, the Peeps? I pretty much jumped for joy when Wilton sent me a Peeps cookie pan earlier this month and knew Peeps cookies would be happening in my kitchen ASAP.

Wilton Peeps Cookie Mold

Also adorable? Peeps accessories in the form of icing decorations! Putting hipster glasses on marshmallow chicks? This is way more fun than dying Easter eggs!

Wilton Peeps Candy Accessories

Instead of making regular ‘ole Peeps cookies, I decided to make sandwich cookies… With chocolate fudge filling. I was envisioning an E.L. Fudge type cookie (only one of the best cookies of all time!) and that is pretty much what I got. Only way cuter. Bunnies > Elves. Right??

Once you have the cookie pan, this recipe is super easy. Simply, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray the cookie mold with baking spray. Cream together the 1 stick butter and 3/4 cup granulated sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

Butter and sugar being creamed in mixer

Then beat in 1 large egg and 1 tsp vanilla.

Butter and sugar being creamed in mixer with egg and vanilla

In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt.

Flour, baking powder, and salt being whisked in mixing bowl

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.

Dry ingredients being mixed into wet ingredients in mixing bowl

Press dough into cookie pan, filling each cavity about 2/3 of the way.

Cookie dough in Peeps cookie molds

And bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until just starting to turn golden around edges.

Cool cookies in pan for a few minutes and then turn the pan upside down and tap cookies out. Cool completely on metal rack.

Peeps Cookies on cooling rack

Onto the super simple chocolate fudge! For this one, you’re going to create a double broiler.

Fill a medium-sized saucepan 1/4 way with water and bring to a simmer over low heat. Then, place a heat-proof bowl over the saucepan and put 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and 6 oz. sweetened condensed milk into bowl.

Condensed Milk and chocolate chips being heated to make chocolate fudge

Stir mixture until it’s completely melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla.

Let cool to room temperature.

Chocolate fudge being stirred in bowl

Ready to assemble those cookies?? Set up your decorating station! I have learned that one of the MOST important rules to cookie and cake decorating is to give yourself enough space. It can make a world of difference!

Bowls with sprinkles to decorate Peeps cookies lined up on counter

Fill a pastry bag (or plastic bag with corner cut off) with the chocolate fudge filling. Pipe a generous amount of filling onto one cookie and top with another cookie. Repeat for all cookies.

Fudge filling piped onto Peeps cookies

I decided to dip the edges of the cookies into fun springlike Wilton sprinkles!

Container of Wilton sprinkles

You don’t have to do this… But I highly recommend it.

Peeps cookies sandwiched with chocolate fudge and sprinkles

Now, it’s time to Peeps-ify the cookies! Spread a simple white icing (I used Wilton’s Decorating Icing) on cookie.

Peeps cookies sandwiched with chocolate fudge and sprinkles and smeared with white decorating icing

And then dip cookies directly into sugar! I used some of the classic Peeps colors of pink and purple.

Dot on the eyes and nose. I dipped a toothpick in the leftover chocolate fudge for this, but you could also use an icing pen or chocolate Wilton Candy Melts.

Peeps Fudge Sandwich Cookies -- Whether you love or hate Peeps, there's no denying that these Peeps cookies are adorable! Filled with chocolate fudge and covered in sprinkles, these cookies are the perfect Easter dessert | wearenotmartha.com

These definitely rank as the cutest cookie I’ve ever baked. Ever. OK, my melting snowmen (also from Wilton) may want to compete for that title, but now that I’m completely fed up with snow, I’m awarding Peeps the prize. Peeps mean spring!

Peeps Fudge Sandwich Cookies -- Whether you love or hate Peeps, there's no denying that these Peeps cookies are adorable! Filled with chocolate fudge and covered in sprinkles, these cookies are the perfect Easter dessert | wearenotmartha.com

And now you can enjoy them even if you’re not a fan of the marshmallowy goodness that they typically are. But I’m still begging you to reconsider on that.

Peeps Fudge Sandwich Cookies -- Whether you love or hate Peeps, there's no denying that these Peeps cookies are adorable! Filled with chocolate fudge and covered in sprinkles, these cookies are the perfect Easter dessert | wearenotmartha.com

Oh wow, I just spent so much time gushing about how cute Peeps are that I forgot to talk about how these Peeps cookies actually taste! Um, I was incredibly happy with how they turned out. They tasted SO close to E.L Fudge cookies, which made me seriously happy. Obviously these take a little bit more time to make than the average cookie, but in my opinion, they’re so so worth it.

Peeps Fudge Sandwich Cookies -- Whether you love or hate Peeps, there's no denying that these Peeps cookies are adorable! Filled with chocolate fudge and covered in sprinkles, these cookies are the perfect Easter dessert | wearenotmartha.com

And hi, Peeps cookies are the perfect treat to bring to Easter dinner.

Peeps Fudge Sandwich Cookies -- Whether you love or hate Peeps, there's no denying that these Peeps cookies are adorable! Filled with chocolate fudge and covered in sprinkles, these cookies are the perfect Easter dessert | wearenotmartha.com

You could, of course, keep this recipe a little simpler and just make the decorated cookies instead of sandwich-syle with fudge filling. But that fudge….

I suppose everyone is allowed to have a candy they don’t love. My husband and I have pretty much opposite tastes in candy. I’ll almost always choose chocolate (or marshmallow) and he goes for fruity. The other day he had a pack of “Mamba” in the car and I still cannot get over the fact that out of ALL the candy in the store, he chose Mamba. Like, who does that?? Have you ever even heard of Mamba?? I haven’t! Who have I married? Le sigh.

What are your feelings on Peeps?

5 from 3 votes
Peeps Fudge Sandwich Cookies
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Whether you love or hate Peeps, there's no denying that these Peeps cookies are adorable! Filled with chocolate fudge and covered in sprinkles, Peeps cookies are the perfect Easter treat.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 10 sandwich cookies
Author: We are not Martha
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 batch chocolate fudge filling (see below)
  • Sprinkles
  • White icing (can be store-bought)
  • Colored Sugar
Chocolate Fudge Filling
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray Peeps cookie pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about two minutes.
  3. With the mixer on low, beat in egg and vanilla extract until combined.
  4. In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and blend until just combined.
  6. Press dough into cookie pan, filling each cavity about 2/3 of the way.
  7. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until just golden around edges.
  8. Cool cookies in pan for a few minutes. Turn pan upside down and tap cookies out. Cool completely on metal rack.
  9. Once cooled, fill pastry bag (or plastic bag with corner cut off) with chocolate fudge filling. Pipe generous amount of filling onto one cookie and top with another cookie. Repeat for all cookies. Save leftover fudge for Peeps' eyes and nose.
  10. Dip edges of cookies into sprinkles if desired.
  11. Spread a simple white icing (can be store-bought) on the top of each cookie sandwich and dip into colored sugar.
  12. Dip toothpick into leftover chocolate fudge and dot eyes and nose onto each Peeps sandwich cookie.
Chocolate Fudge Filling:
  1. Fill a medium-sized saucepan 1/4 way with water and bring to a simmer over low heat.
  2. Place a heat-proof bowl over the saucepan and put chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk into bowl.
  3. Stir mixture until it's completely melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Let cool to room temperature.

 

 

Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by Wilton, but all opinions are 100% my own. I’ve been a Wilton fan for as long as I can remember and am absolutely thrilled to be working with them 

Peeps Fudge Sandwich Cookies -- Whether you love or hate Peeps, there's no denying that these Peeps cookies are adorable! Filled with chocolate fudge and covered in sprinkles, these cookies are the perfect Easter dessert | wearenotmartha.com

21 Responses to "Peeps Fudge Sandwich Cookies"

  1. So stinkin’ cute! I’m one of the weirdos that doesn’t like peeps…until they came out with the ones dipped in chocolate. I’d inhale these cookies though!

  2. Rachel says:

    ahhh a peeps cookie pan?! amazing! love this so much. i too will always have a special place in my heart for peeps!

  3. Odetta says:

    These at rthe most adorable ever!! Love! And I’ve never heard of a Mambo either haha!

  4. Taylor says:

    So so so cute!! And I am with you, candy corn and peeps for life!! I don’t understand the bad reputation peeps get, theyre really just sugar coated marshmallows…what’s not to like?!
    xo
    Taylor

  5. Omg those are TOO adorable! And such a great idea to make for Easter coming up! Pinned 🙂

  6. There are peeps-shaped cookie molds?! I’m dying! I must have these! I love peeps!

  7. Betty says:

    So cute! I’m pretty sure these are better than the marshmallow Peeps. I love to look at those cute sugary marshmallow bunnies and chicks, but I don’t like to eat them. And no, I’ve never heard of Mamba! 🙂

  8. Chris says:

    I can eat these in bed. Right?

  9. Nooo way! I LOVE these! What a gorgeous tin. Sandwich cookies are my favourite type of cookies – two in one, yes please!

  10. What a fun treat! I never knew they had a peeps mold. Too cute!

  11. Jenny Flake says:

    Um, yes and yes!! Too fun!

  12. These are so cute, Sues! I love the bunny pan that you used. Such a creative treat for Easter!

  13. Okay, seriously these are so adorable. Drooling over that fudge frosting and I love how the texute of these must be with the marshmallows and cookies and sprinkles! 🙂

  14. you mention candies I have never heard of. But I do like that pan and what a great idea for Easter 🙂

  15. Ahhhh these are too cute, makes me long for spring 🙂

  16. Those peeps cookies look absolutely adorable! The colors definitely scream EASTER!!! 🙂

  17. Peeps are always a favorite, since I was a kid. My dad sends me a box of Easter goodies every year and I know I’ll be expecting Peeps very soon! Thanks for the smile!

  18. […] if you hate Peeps, you might still be able to enjoy them with these Peeps Sandwich Cookies I made a couple years ago! No actual Peeps involved, but all the cuteness is still there. […]

  19. Alyssa says:

    Okay these are adorable!! I know some people who are anti-Peeps so this dessert would be a fun fake-out to serve to them!

  20. I didn’t know what a Peep was!!! We don’t have them here in Australia!!! I had to google it!

    Then I found they have sour cherry ones!!! Now I am obsessed and want to try them soooo badly. (I am in the states in May so I will be finding these babies!)

    Anyway your cookies!!! Oh My Goodness, they are just adorable!!!

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