October Feast: Owl Cookies


Just in time for the fall/Halloween season, these cookies are fun to make and they are tasty!

Owl Cookies


1 cup packed brown sugar

¾ cup butter, softened

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. salt

1 square (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate, melted

¼ tsp. baking soda

Orange and yellow M&M’s

Whole cashews


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream brown sugar and butter. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture.
  1. Remove two-thirds of the dough; roll into an 8-inch square on waxed paper and set aside. Combine chocolate and baking soda until thoroughly blended; beat into remaining dough. Shape into an 8-inch long roll; place on edge of white dough.  Wrap white dough around roll and pinch seam together.  Wrap in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  1. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-inch slices. To form owl’s face, place two slices side by side on a lightly greased baking sheet. Pinch dough at the top of the circles to form ears.  Place M&M’s in the center of each circle for eyes.  Place a cashew in the center of the face for the beak.
  1. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Note: Most of the M&M’s crack during the baking process, but that is not shown in the photo.

Enjoy the cookies.  They’re a hoot!

Stay tuned for the next historical post on November 1st: “Can you Identify? (Whooo are these people?)


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