5 Reviews

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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Becca_Anne November 04, 2012

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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MollyJ October 16, 2010

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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HEATHER H. November 01, 2009

Turned out really cute (see uploaded pic). Flavor was a little bland for my tastes (I tried the recipe with 1/2 white; 1/2 brown sugar, unsalted butter, cocoa powder and baking powder instead of baking soda - I pretty much used the recipe at allrecipes.com since I had all of the ingredients). Everyone who tried them liked them so maybe my taste buds were off when I tried one. I'll more-than-likely make these again. :)

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Mabe227 October 18, 2008

I make these cookies-not this exact way-here are the differences in my recipe- I use 1 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup LESS flour, no baking soda, instead of melting chocolate I use cocoa powder- 3 TBspoons. Everything else looks the same. I originally got mine from allrecipes.com-same recipe name. They don't have a picture of them their either. I have to take one sometime because they are truly adorable cookies. I use swirled choclate/white chips for the eyes and they look great. You have to give these a try-you will not be disappointed. Oh-use real butter too-this is a butter cookie-my version does not taste the same without the real thing-and believe me I use margarine where possible to cut costs!

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Chef Kelci October 13, 2008
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