In a rush, but need something cute to take to your family’s Easter brunch? I have the perfect dessert that will please people of all ages, the Peeps Easter Cookie Cake!
I saw tons of cute ideas online (ahem, Pinterest) for Easter desserts but to be honest, I just don’t have tons of time to spend on baking although I wish I did. I did make everything on this cookie from scratch, (except the Peeps of course).
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies From Scratch Recipe
- 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
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- 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.
- Stir in morsels.
- Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
You could make individual cookies like this recipe calls for or instead of making individual cookies you can grease a pie pan and pack in the cookie dough and bake as directed above. This is what I did to make my cookie cake.
Once the cookie cake cooked a bit, I made homemade icing. I know you’re probably thinking, “REALLY? I thought you were trying to make things easy.” I promise it takes like 2 seconds!
Homemade Icing Recipe
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until spreadable (mixture will thicken slightly as it sets).
I added a couple drops of blue food coloring to the icing after making it so it would look pretty on the cookie cake. You can choose any color that you want! I used the same spoon that I stirred the icing with to slowly spoon the icing over the cake. I just drizzled a little bit over, but if you’re a sugar feen – just dump it all on top of the cookie cake! I threw on a few Easter sprinkles for fun.
While the icing is still setting, carefully start placing your Peeps Marshmallows along the perimeter of the cookie cake. Mine fit on the cookie cake nice and snug. I opted to leave the center circle open, but you can always add another Peep for fill the empty space.
Everybody LOVED the cake, it was a great hit! I will definitely be doing this for all of our Easter outings this year. It was easy, cheap and delicious!
What type of treats do you take to your family and friend’s house on Easter?
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