This cyclops cookie recipe is one of my favorites. They have soft peanut butter cookie and a Hershey kiss melted into the center.
We made these every Christmas when I was a kid, and now we are enjoying making them with our son. This is definitely a kid friendly recipe. The dough comes together easily. Someone gets to roll balls of cookie dough in sugar, and unwrapping chocolate kisses is another fun part of the process. Why cyclops cookies at Christmas? I got that question from a friend recently. The recipe was just fun for kids, and this one was always on our short list to make. It does compliment the other cookies that we make. We don’t make any other peanut butter cookies.
The pan is hot as you add chocolate kisses to the top, make sure everyone not involved keeps a safe distance. It is something kids can do. We have our son add the chocolate kisses. Just be careful of the hot baking sheet.
The original version that we used for this recipe came from a Betty Crocker cookbook that was focused on baking with kids. We have tried some versions that had a crunchier peanut butter cookie, and I like the soft peanut butter cookie better. We did change the size of the recipe. This one is set up for the batch sizes that we prefer. You can change recipe size by adjusting the number of cookies in the recipe below.