Peepster Stuffed Cookies

These Peepster stuffed cookies are packed full of marshmallow and chocolate flavor. This is the perfect way to use up that leftover Easter candy.

Peepster Stuffed Cookies by Nutmeg Nanny

The other day I was at the store and I saw something I had not seen before – Peepsters.  They are made by the same company that makes Peeps but these little gems are dark chocolate candies with marshmallow cream in the center. Ummm…..I could not pass that up! I figured they would be delicious to snack on (of course) and even better if they were stuffed in a cookie. Seriously, what’s not great stuffed in a cookie? Well….maybe snails. That wouldn’t be appetizing. Let’s not think about that. It’s gross. Back to candy. I made a simple chocolate chip cookie dough but left out the chips (which you could add if you wanted) and stuffed a Peepster into the center instead. It was really easy and really delicious.  Peepster stuffed cookies are now a new favorite in my house.  You should make some too….they could become a favorite in your house too Smile They would also be a great addition to your Easter dessert table….Enjoy!!!

Peepster Stuffed Cookies by Nutmeg Nanny

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Peepster Stuffed Cookies

These Peepster stuffed cookies are packed full of marshmallow and chocolate flavor. This is the perfect way to use up that leftover Easter candy.

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter - softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 bag Peep Peepsters
White chocolate (optional)

Source: Cookie recipe from Nestle and stuffed Peepster idea from Nutmeg Nanny

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. Using a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop dough and push Peepster inside dough. Gently cover the bottom of the Peepster with the dough from the edges and roll into smooth ball.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Drizzle or dip with white chocolate if desired.

 

27 Responses to “Peepster Stuffed Cookies”

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    Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies — April 13, 2011 at 6:48 am

    These look so cool! What a fun Easter idea.

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    Shelby — April 13, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I love those little things! My DIL gave me one to try when we were visiting home the last time. They weren’t what I expected – I thought the center would be more marshmallow-y but they were yummy! Great cookie!

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    Heather @girlichef — April 13, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Oh, how cute! I’ve never seen Peepsters, either…these cookies look so awesome. Keeping an eye out for those fun little bites!

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    Debbie — April 13, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I think these are great!!! They certainly look delicious too!

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    Rachel @ Rachel's Recipes — April 13, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Yum! These look delicious! What a great idea!

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    stephchows — April 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    mmm never heard of them.. but I can see why you picked some up! And then into cookies! Delicious!

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    Dana — April 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Ooh these sound great… very similar to rolo cookies, but a marshmalllow surprise instead of caramel. Yum!

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    5 Star Foodie — April 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    These sound so good with the peppester surprise in the center, yum!

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    Erica — April 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    oh my gosh- what a cute idea! I’ve never heard of peepsters! I was a peep fanatic for SO long…but one year I ate too many and haven’t been able to go back to them since. But marshmallow cream? I’m in! Perfect!

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    samantha — April 13, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I’ve never heard of them either but they sound so good! I’ll have to keep an eye out for them! stuffing them into a cookie was a brilliant idea!

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    Joanne — April 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I’m thinking this calls for a trip to the store! I’ve never heard of peepsters and I refuse to live another day without them! The cookies sound delicious!

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    Katrina — April 13, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I have not seen the little Peepster candy and now I must find it. 😉

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    Sue — April 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    What a great find, and what a fun way to use (eat) them!

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    theUngourmet — April 14, 2011 at 5:55 am

    I don’t think I’ve seen Peepsters. I’ll be on the lookout for them. My kids would love these yummy cookies!

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    Blond Duck — April 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

    How brilliant!

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    Jessica — April 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    well hello deliciousness!!!!!!

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    laura pingol — April 15, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I was just talking to David at a peep’s store, it is where they are sold in an official Just Born store (they are expanding, slowly) anyway, I was ordering Peeps pops, which are basically peeps on a stick for easter and he said that peepers are sold year round but only seasonly in say walmart or CVS. So if these are as good as they look, you might want to buy some now and freeze. They do sell them by mail order….but to get them now and freeze!

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    Kerstin — April 16, 2011 at 3:06 am

    What a great idea, I’ll have to look for peepsters when we’re shopping tomorrow!!

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    Allison @ Alli 'n Son — April 16, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I’ve never heard of Peepsters, but now I must find them!

    I’d like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/14/chocolate-birds-nests/

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    claudia lamascolo — April 18, 2011 at 6:39 am

    This looks like so much fun ! Love the instructions what an awesome job… makes me want to go make these right now and its 2am~ Happy Easter almost!!!!

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    natasha — April 18, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I have never seen these chocolates before, either, but these cookies use them very nicely! Two treats in one, yummy!!

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    Dee — April 21, 2011 at 2:59 am

    This great! I am having a special sunday Easter Linky buffet Any Easter recipe accepted no limit to what you like to submit. I am taking submissions till saturday, your welcome to post this! http://deedeesdelights.blogspot.com/p/special-easter-sunday-buffet.html

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    Barbara — April 21, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I haven’t see these in the stores yet. I can’t wait to try them. Great idea to put them in cookies.

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    Ellon @Chef Barbie Cooks — April 23, 2011 at 1:00 am

    holy cow! these cookies look yummy. i just bought a bag of them at target yesterday!

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    Megan'sCookin' — April 25, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I bet those were good! I’ve never seen that candy either but maybe I’lll see some on clearance now that Easter is over! 🙂

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    Britney Vander Laan — July 16, 2011 at 1:59 am

    I have never heard of Peepsters! I will have to keep my eye out during Easter and try them! The cookies look really good!!

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