Brown-Eyed Owl Cookies
Owl Halloween Sugar Cookies Recipe

Brown-Eyed Owl Cookies

These wise old owl cookies are decorated before baking.

30
cookies
45 min
PREP TIME
03 hrs 05 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1 cup swirled chocolate baking chips  

1 cup whole cashews

 

 *Substitute chocolate, white chocolate, mint or caramel baking chips.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  5. STEP 5

    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 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.

  6. STEP 6

    Bake 9-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes; remove to cooling rack.

Tip #1

You can bake dough slices individually for a fun, circular vanilla and chocolate cookie.

Nutrition

170Calories
9Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
140Sodium (mg)
20Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)

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  April 15, 2011

love it

— says mandy green
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  November 13, 2010

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!

— says Anna
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