Owl Cookies



1 cup brown sugar packed

3/4 cup butter softened

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/4 cup all- purpose flour

2 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 ounce baking chocolate, melted

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup chocolate chips

2/3 cup cashews whole


In large bowl beat brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Add flour,baking powder, and salt. Mix until soft dough forms. Place 1/3 of the dough in small bowl. Mix baking soda into melted chocolate  and add to 1/3 cup of dough. Mix until blended.

On a 12x 8 inch sheet of plastic wrap, press 1/2 if the light dough into 10 x 4 inch rectangle of dough. Shape 1/2 of chocolate dough into 10 inch roll and place on strip of light dough. Roll sides of light dough around chocolate dough and wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining dough. Refrigerate 1-2 hours for easy handling.

Preheat oven to 350•F. Cut each roll into 40 (1/8 inch) slices; place 2 slices, sides touching on cookie sheet with parchment paper to resemble owl face. Pinch top corner of each slice to form ears. Place chocolate chip in center of each slice for eyes, press whole cashew between slices for beak.

Bake 8 to 11 minutes until edges golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cool.

Inspired by Pillsbury






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