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    Hoot Owl Cookies

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    3 hrs 8 mins

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    Curlee's Note:

    A friend gave me this recipe but the original creator is Natialie Riggin from Olmypia, Washington. Two slices of refrigerator cookies are baked together with chocolate chips for the eyes and a cashew nut for the beak. A clever party cookie.

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    1. 1
      Sift together flour, baking powder, salt. Set aside.
    2. 2
      Cream butter, gradually add brown sugar, creaming well. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
    3. 3
      Blend in the dry ingredients gradually; mix thoroughly.
    4. 4
      Melt chocolate together, cool and add baking soda.
    5. 5
      Remove 2/3 of dough to floured surface. Blend chocolate mixture into remaining dough; chill if necessary for easier handling.
    6. 6
      Roll out half the light dough to a 10 x 4 1/4" strip. Shape half of dark dough into a roll 10 inches long; place on strip of light dough. Mold sides of light dough around dark: wrap in foil. Repeat with remaining dough. Chill at least 2 hours.
    7. 7
      Cut into slices 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and place two slices toghter on a greased baking sheet to resemble an owl. Pinch a corner of each slice to form ears. Place a chocolate chip in the center of each slice for eyes; press a whole cashew nut between slices for a beak.
    8. 8
      Bake 350f 8-12 minutes. Remove from sheets immediately.

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    • on November 04, 2012


      Thanks for giving credit to the original recipe creator! My mother is Natalie Riggin and was 2nd runner up in the Pillsbury Bake off with this recipe when she was a teenager. I can't tell you how many people have ripped off her recipe and taken credit for it. I have great memories making these cookies as a child and then with my kids. The original recipe calls for chocolate chip eyes and a cashew for the beak but m & m's work great and candy corn for the beak can be a fun variant as well

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    • on October 16, 2010


      I received this recipe from a friend. I did get about 39 cookies from the recipe and they are very cute and tasty, too. They look, to me, to be a perfect retro 50-60's cookie. My version calls for M & M's for eyes and they are expressive indeed. We also pinched up a bit at the upper outer corner for horns or tufts. DH loves 'em. We're shipping some to DS who is at college.

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    • on November 01, 2009


      I found these on AllRecipes and followed that version (EXACTLY what Chef Kelci said). I REALLY liked these, they are DELICIOUS and easy to make! I cut the recipe in half and made 15 small cookies today since it's just my boyfriend and I. I was going to send some with him to work, but we've finished half of the cookies already (and trust me, we're health nuts and I watch my calories, these are just irresistible). NOTE: This does NOT make 48 cookies, 24 is more like it. I tried to edit the recipe, but the correction was rejected.

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    Nutritional Facts for Hoot Owl Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (813 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 72.9
    Calories from Fat 31
    Total Fat 3.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 11.5 mg
    Sodium 74.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 4.4 g
    Protein 0.9 g

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    chocolate chips

    cashew nuts

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