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Flying Saucer Cookies


2 hours
Skill Level
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


  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine(1 stick), softened
  • 1-1/4 cups
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1
  • 1-1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Special Dark Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 cups
    REESE'S PIECES Candies


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

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


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


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.


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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