Hoot Owl Cookies
- Ready In:
- 3hrs 8mins
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour, sift to get measurement
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg, unbeaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 unsweetened chocolate squares (1.5 oz)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 86 chocolate chips
- 48 cashew nuts
- Sift together flour, baking powder, salt. Set aside.
- Cream butter, gradually add brown sugar, creaming well. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
- Blend in the dry ingredients gradually; mix thoroughly.
- Melt chocolate together, cool and add baking soda.
- Remove 2/3 of dough to floured surface. Blend chocolate mixture into remaining dough; chill if necessary for easier handling.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake 350f 8-12 minutes. Remove from sheets immediately.
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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
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.
I found these on AllRecipes and followed that version (EXACTLY what Chef Kelci said). I <b>REALLY</b> 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). <b>NOTE:</b> This does NOT make 48 cookies, 24 is more like it. I tried to edit the recipe, but the correction was rejected.