Hoot Owl Cookies

Whoooo would like to make these fun treats?
Photo courtesy of Beth Shugg

Have fun making these delectable treats with your kids. Carolina Parent's retired art director, Cheri Vigna, made these and brought them into the office for our staff to enjoy. They were delicious! Most importantly, her grandson, August, gave them a thumbs up! 


1 cup of white sugar

3/4 cup of butter

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup of cashew halves


1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add baking powder and salt. Beat well. Add flour and mix until blended. Remove 2/3 of dough. Roll or pat dough out to form two 10-by-4-inch rectangles. Add cocoa to remaining 1/3 of dough. Mix until blended. Shape chocolate dough into two 10-inch long rolls. Place on a rectangle and roll plain dough to cover chocolate dough completely, not including ends. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

3. Cut dough into 1/8-inch slices with a sharp knife. Place two slices side by side on a cookie sheet to resemble an owl's face. Pinch upper "corners" to resemble ears. Put chocolate chips in each dark circle for eyes and a cashew in the center for the beak.

4. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown.

Prep time: 25 minutes; cook time: 12 minutes


This recipe was reprinted with permission from Allrecipes.


Categories: Family, Food + Fun