Flying Saucer Cookies

Details

Time
2 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
36 cookies

The best cookie decorations are the ones that make the cookies taste even better. That's what the REESE'S PIECES Candy does for these chocolate flying saucer cookies. Whether your dipping them in milk or making a flying saucer ice cream sandwich, the peanut butter and chocolate combination is delicious.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
45 minutes
Bake Time
10 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup

    butter or margarine(1 stick), softened

  • 1-1/4 cups

    sugar

  • 1 Tbsp

    water

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 1

    egg

  • 1-1/2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup

    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

  • 1/4 tsp

    baking soda

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
Oven
mixing bowl
Mixing Bowl
measuring cups
Measuring Cups
rubber scraper
Rubber Scraper
cookie sheet
Cookie Sheet
wire rack
Wire Rack
1

Heat oven to 325°F. Beat butter, sugar, water and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Add egg; beat well.

2

Stir together flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Gradually add to sugar mixture, beating until blended.

3

For each cookie roll 1 level measuring tablespoon dough into ball. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten to make 2-inch circle. Alternating colors arrange 3 brown, 3 yellow and 3 orange candies to form circle along outside edge of cookie. Pinch off pea-sized piece of dough (level 1/4 measuring teaspoon): roll in ball. Flatten ball and place in center of circle formed by the candies.

4

Bake 10 minutes or until cookie edges are set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Variation: Flying Saucer Ice Cream Sandwiches: Place scoop of ice cream on flat side of 1 cookie; spread evenly with spatula. Top with another cookie, pressing together lightly; repeat with remaining cookies. Wrap individually in foil; freeze until firm. About 1-1/2 dozen ice cream sandwiches.

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