Cyclops Cookies

cyclops cookies

This cyclops cookie recipe is one of my favorites. It has a peanut butter cookie with a Hershey kiss in the center.  With this recipe you get a puffy peanut butter cookie. I prefer that version to others that are crunchier.

We made these every Christmas when I was a kid, and now we are making them with my son. The original recipe came out of a Better Homes Cookies with Kids Book that we had. Unwrapping the kisses takes a bit of work, but the batter comes together really easily.

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Cyclops Cookies
cyclops cookies
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Ingredients
Wet Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
Decoration
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Wet Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
Decoration
cyclops cookies
Instructions
  1. Combine butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl and beat until fluffy.
    cyclops cookie batter
  2. Add egg, milk and vanilla to the mixture. Mix well.
  3. In a second bowl, combine dry ingredients including flour, baking powder, salt and soda.
  4. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  5. Chill batter for one hour. This makes the dough easier to handle.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  7. Unwrap the Hershey kisses.
  8. Add the sugar for decoration to a bowl.
    rolling cyclops cookies in sugar
  9. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheets. We use silpat cookie sheet mats to make clean up easier.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. As you pull the cookies from the oven, carefully press a Hershey kiss into the center of each.
    adding kisses to cyclops cookies
  11. Cookies should cool overnight or for an hour in the refrigerator before stacking them for storage.
    cyclops cookies
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