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5 from 3 votes

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 treat.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Decorated Cookies, Easter Desserts, Peeps Desserts
Servings: 10 sandwich cookies
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 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

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray Peeps cookie pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about two minutes.
  • With the mixer on low, beat in egg and vanilla extract until combined.
  • In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and blend until just combined.
  • Press dough into cookie pan, filling each cavity about 2/3 of the way.
  • Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until just golden around edges.
  • Cool cookies in pan for a few minutes. Turn pan upside down and tap cookies out. Cool completely on metal rack.
  • 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.
  • Dip edges of cookies into sprinkles if desired.
  • Spread a simple white icing (can be store-bought) on the top of each cookie sandwich and dip into colored sugar.
  • Dip toothpick into leftover chocolate fudge and dot eyes and nose onto each Peeps sandwich cookie.

Chocolate Fudge Filling

  • Fill a medium-sized saucepan 1/4 way with water and bring to a simmer over low heat.
  • Place a heat-proof bowl over the saucepan and put chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk into bowl.
  • Stir mixture until it's completely melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  • Let cool to room temperature.