Chocolate Peep Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Peep Sugar Cookies for Easter

I am not a fan of marshmallow Peeps, but I love how they look.  They just scream Easter to me.  They’re so colorful.  So when I saw this Peeps bunny cookie cutter, I had to buy it.

Wilton Peeps Cookie Cutter

I always use this recipe for my sugar cookies.  It’s by far the best and is so easy to make.  But I wanted to make chocolate sugar cookies.  (Something different.)  So I went over to Sue’s blog, Munchkin Munchies, because she is my cookie go to for recipes and ideas.  Sue uses Lila Loa’s recipe and swears by it.  So, of course, that’s the one I chose to use.

After your cookies have cooled, pipe a line of frosting around the edge of the cookie.  Allow to dry (at least 1 hour.)

Chocolate Peep Sugar Cookies for Easter

Fill cookies, making sure you thin your frosting so it will “pour”.

Chocolate Peep Sugar Cookies for Easter

At this point you can sprinkle your cookies with sanding sugar, if you want.  I thought they looked more like the marshmallow Peeps with the sugar on them.  (But yikes on matching the colors.)

Making Chocolate Peep Sugar Cookies

Allow the icing to harden completely before adding dots for the eyes and nose (Otherwise the colors will bleed.)

Chocolate Peep Sugar Cookies for Easter

 Aren’t they cute?  And the taste?  Delicious!

Chocolate Peep Sugar Cookies for Easter

Chocolate Peep Sugar Cookies for Easter

Chocolate Peep Sugar Cookies


    For the Cookies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 or 3 1/2 cups flour
  • For the Icing
  • 3 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 T meringue powder
  • 6 T warm water
  • fool color gel
  • sanding sugar


    For the Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, shortening and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add baking powder and salt and mix again. Stir in the cocoa until well blended. Add flour 1 cup at a time. IF YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE COOKIES RIGHT AWAY, ADD 3 1/2 cups flour. If you are going to "chill" the dough, or just wait for another day to make your cookies, STOP AT 3 cups. It will be totally soft and look all wrong, and you will want to ignore me completely and add more flour, but I'm telling you -- DON'T DO IT.
  3. Roll out on lightly floured surface and cut into shapes.
  4. Bake for 7-10 minutes.
  5. Cool completely on a cooling rack.
  6. For the Icing
  7. Beat powdered sugar, meringue powder and water until smooth. Add more or less water to get the consistency that you want.

Chocolate Peep Sugar Cookies for Easter

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  1. You’re right – these do yell EASTER to me! They’re very cute and a great project for the kids.

  2. I am not a fan of peeps either! I would pick your peep cookies over the candy peeps any day! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  3. those are adorable! my son would love those

  4. These are adorable cookies! I am pinning so I don’t forget to try this fun idea with my girls. Thank you!

  5. These are great ! I love them. I would love to try making them myself.

  6. These do look cute and probably taste delicious! I am a big fan of real Peeps so although I may make these cookies–you know I will be buying out the Peeps in the stores!!

  7. I will tell you the truth, I have seen videos of making cookies like this and it never has these details. You make it look so easy and I really feel like I can actually make them too. Thank you!

  8. These are absolutely precious, and I think I’d like to try them. I know mine won’t come out as cute as yours did, but I’ll try!

  9. Erin, these are adorable! They are so straight forward to make, but they look so festive. It is the perfect cookie decorating project with the kids 🙂

  10. These are adorable!