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These wise old owl cookies are decorated before baking.
Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough into thirds. Add cocoa to one-third of dough; mix well. Divide chocolate dough in half. Roll each half into 10-inch log; set aside.
Roll out each remaining white dough amount into a 10x4-inch rectangle. Place 1 chocolate log onto each white dough rectangle. Roll white dough completely around chocolate log, leaving ends uncovered. Wrap dough logs in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Cut logs into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Create owls by placing 2 slices onto ungreased cookie sheet, side-by-side with edges touching. Using fingers, pinch up dough to form ear at top of each circle. Place 1 baking chip in center of each chocolate section for eyes. Press 1 cashew into bottom center of each cookie to create beak. Repeat with remaining dough slices.
Bake 9-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes; remove to cooling rack.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
I made this recipe and it turned out so cute! I also used almonds and cheerios for noses and also white chocolate chips for eyes. It was so much much and such a hit!
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