Marshmallow PEEPS Cookie Sandwiches.

Soft, thick, and puffy cookies filled with peanut butter M&Ms and sprinkles, then smooshed together with a marshmallow PEEP. Dangerously good!

Marshmallow PEEPS Cookie Sandwiches - so festive and easy to make! sallysbakingaddiction.com

I got a little wild in the kitchen this weekend. Perhaps it was the dreary rainy weather yesterday that had me craving some fun? Or maybe it was the smorgasbord of Halloween candy I have stocked in my pantry? Yeah that’s definitely it. Festive sprinkles, peanut butter M&Ms, and PEEPS® Pumpkins.

They’re soft, melty, peanut butter-y, sprinkle-y, and of course – frightfully ooey-gooey.

Soft, thick, and puffy cookies filled with peanut butter M&Ms and sprinkles, then smooshed together with a marshmallow PEEP. Dangerously good!

If you love PEEPS marshmallow candies, you’re going to flip for these crazy cookie sandwiches. If you’re not a fan of PEEPS, it’s all good. You’ll be melting them into marshmallow oblivion anyway. Let’s get started on making your new favorite cookie sandwich.

I used my favorite soft-baked chocolate chip cookie recipe. This is a recipe that makes use of cornstarch (cornflour) in the dough. Cornstarch softens and thickens the dough, resulting in one insanely melt-in-your-mouth soft batch cookie.

Think of the softest cookie you’ve ever had…

These cookies are even softer.

Soft-Baked Peanut Butter M&M Cookies - seriously seriously soft!

If you’re more of a chewy cookie person, use my chewy chocolate chunk cookie dough instead. That cookie dough still uses cornstarch, but melted butter and the addition of an extra egg yolk produces extreme chew. I love both cookie recipes equally, but today the super soft cookie won my heart.

I filled the cookie dough with festively colored peanut butter M&Ms and sprinkles. As my mixer beat these add-ins into the dough, some of the peanut butter M&Ms broke up and the peanut butter filling became infused in the dough. Paired with the gooey marshmallow from the PEEPS? It’s like a fluffernutter-sprinkle-cookie-sandwich. SO dang good, right?

Once the cookies are baked, allow them to cool completely on the counter. Then put them in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. You want to use cold cookies for the assembly of your cookie sandwiches since you will be working with melted marshmallow. Putting the cookies into the microwave for too long will make them too soft and fragile.

Now get your little PEEPS ready to go. You may use PEEPS Pumpkins, PEEPS Ghosts, PEEPS Bunnies, PEEPS Chicks – anything PEEPS, any time of year.

Their little smiles are just too cute; I can’t even handle it.

Marshmallow PEEPS Pumpkins

You will have about 20-24 larger cookies from the cookie batch. Arrange two PEEPS onto half of your cookies. Remember, your cookies should be cold since you will be nuking them in the microwave.

Microwave the open-faced PEEPS cookie sandwich for about 8-12 seconds in the microwave. Now the microwave time solely depends on your microwave wattage. Watch the PEEPS closely. Once they begin to puff up, stop the microwave. You don’t want to overmelt your PEEPS and your cookie or else you won’t be able to pick it up. But umm… an overmelted cookie would still be divine in my eyes. 😉

As soon as you remove the open-faced PEEPS cookie sandwich from the microwave, smoosh another cookie on top to make a complete sandwich.

Soft, thick, and puffy cookies filled with peanut butter M&Ms and sprinkles, then smooshed together with a marshmallow PEEP. Dangerously good!

All of that gooey, sticky marshmallow flowing out of the sides? Divine. Move over turkey-on-wheat, I have a new favorite sandwich.

The cookie sandwiches taste best the moment you make them. Obviously you can’t eat 10-12 cookie sandwiches yourself, so it’s a wonderful treat to make for a girls night, kid’s party, slumber parties, game day, etc. Or you can make the batch of cookies and make your marshmallow PEEPS cookie sandwiches one at a time over a few days. We made about 6 cookie sandwiches from the batch and Kevin brought the rest of the peanut butter M&M cookies to work.

If you’re looking for that perfect festive cookie, these are exactly what you need. Marshmallow + peanut butter + chocolate candy shell + sprinkles + buttery cookie dough. Do I really have to say more?!

Soft, thick, and puffy cookies filled with peanut butter M&Ms and sprinkles, then smooshed together with a marshmallow PEEP. Dangerously good!

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Marshmallow PEEPS Cookie Sandwiches

Soft, thick, and puffy cookies filled with peanut butter M&Ms and sprinkles, then smooshed together with a marshmallow PEEP. Dangerously good!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks or 170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) packed dark brown sugar (or light brown)
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature*
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour (measured correctly)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (250g) peanut butter M&Ms (or regular M&Ms, peanut M&Ms, chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles
  • 20-24 PEEPS marshmallow candies

Directions:

In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and mix on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. On low speed, slowly mix into the wet ingredients until combined. The cookie dough will be quite thick. Add the peanut butter M&Ms and sprinkles and mix for about 5 seconds until evenly disbursed. Cover dough tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days. Chilling is mandatory for this cookie dough.

Remove cookie dough from the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

Once chilled, the dough will be slightly crumbly, but will come together if you work the dough with your hands as you roll into individual balls. Roll balls of dough, about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough each, into balls. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges. They will look extremely soft when you remove them from the oven. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet. If the cookies are too puffy, try gently pressing down on them with the back of a spoon. They will slightly deflate as you let them cool. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely at room temperature. Then stick the cookies into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. You need cold cookies to make the sandwiches.

Arrange two PEEPS onto half of the cold cookies. Microwave, one by one, for 8-12 seconds until the PEEP begins to puff up. Depending on your microwave wattage, do not microwave for any than that or your cookie will fall apart and be too fragile to pick up.  Smoosh another cookie on top creating a sandwich. Cookie sandwiches taste best right after they are made. Cookies (without PEEPS) stay fresh at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Recipe Notes:

*Room temperature egg is highly suggested for this cookie dough. It will disburse more evenly when mixed. To bring the egg to room temperature quickly, drop into a cup of warm water for 5 minutes.

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Want to get a little snazzy with your PEEPS?

Try my PEEPS S’mores.

PEEPS S'mores

 

74 comments

  1. I’ve seen the ghost peeps, but I haven’t seen those cute little pumpkins! Such a good idea using them instead of a frosting or something between the cookies. So colorful and festive! 🙂

    • LOVE the ghosts! I was actually going to do an orange frosting but didn’t have orange food coloring, so PEEPS it was. Thanks Beth!

  2. I’ll let you know…. :0)

  3. Just curious…who eats all of the cookies and treats you make!?!?

  4. You had me at “smooshed together with a marshmallow peep” ! These are gorgeous, Sally, and I am practically drooling over my keyboard over these ! 😀

  5. I absolutely love these creative little cookie sandwiches, Sally. They’re so fun and festive for Halloween!

  6. Those are so cute and festive! Peeps get such a bad rap, they’re just marshmallows with personality! I actually made a very similar sandwich cookie for my brother’s birthday a couple months ago, but I toasted the Peeps (gas stove) to soften them before sandwiching. A little more time-consuming, but then they keep for a few days. Thanks for another fun recipe!

  7. So cute! And cookie sandwiches are probably the best thing ever, because then you get to eat TWO cookies ;). I bet this would be great with the flavored peeps…like the chocolate cats! I love the fall colors throughout your post!!

  8. Sally, these are so stinking cute! I need to stock up on peeps now!

  9. I haven’t even seen halloween peeps, it’s crazy how almost all candy has a version for each holiday. I grew up sticking peeps in the microwave so can’t wait to try it stuffed in a cookie, delish!

    • I can’t stop popping PEEPS straight out of the box tray either. I leave them out on the counter, uncovered, when I have a box. I like them stale. 🙂

  10. These look amazing! I love sneaking Peeps into recipes but never turned them into a sandwich before. Fab idea! 🙂

  11. they look yummy and festive!

  12. I love these and your crazy weekend ideas. Soft cookies are the best!!!

  13. I love that you stuffed peeps in between cookies! I could go for one!

  14. Oh wow, I could go for a few of these right now 😉 what an awesome idea!

  15. I’m not a big fan of peeps (shh don’t tell), but my guy certainly is! Anything with pure sugar, and he’ll eat it all in a day. Gummi bears, lemon heads, skittles, nerds… He’d love your peeps sandwiches! Although come to think of it, he’d probably make his using my culinary torch instead of the microwave. Boys and their fires! 😉

  16. I want to take a bite out of the screen. These look incredible!

  17. “Frightfully ooey-gooey”

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