Hoot Owl Cookies
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Hoot Owl Cookies

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"I've had this recipe since 7th grade. They look like an owls face and they come out tasty and cute!"
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Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 199 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.2g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 170 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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 x 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 rectangle and roll plain dough to cover chocolate dough completely, not including ends. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  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 browned.

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Most helpful positive review

These are super tasty! And, beyond adorable. I wanted to make some nut-free, so I pressed a candy corn into the cookies right when they came out of the oven for beaks. Also, for some I pressed a...

Most helpful critical review

I give this three stars for being cute. I think I did something wrong because I could not get the eyes to be round, no matter how long I chilled the dough or how sharp the knife they just kept g...

These are super tasty! And, beyond adorable. I wanted to make some nut-free, so I pressed a candy corn into the cookies right when they came out of the oven for beaks. Also, for some I pressed a...

I followed the recipe to the letter and my cookies turned out DELICIOUS. I cut the recipe in half and within a few hours, half of the cookies were gone (my boyfriend and I can't get enough of th...

Thank you! Thank you! I was first introduced to this recipe when I was in a homemaking class in 8th grade. Over the years (almost 50) I lost this recipe so it was great to find this one. I c...

Fantastic recipe- clever, adorable and tasty! My friend and I made these for a party and they were an absolute hit! We tried the m&m and chocolate chip idea and it turned out that just baking th...

This recipe has been around since the 60s. My mom made them for us every fall. Original recipe uses margarine, not butter, and used 1 1/2 squares bittersweet choc. melted with 1/2 tsp soda add...

these were great! i made these for a Halloween party and they were a hit! i used white chocolate chips for the eyes, and instead of putting them on before they baked i put them on after i pulled...

My Mom has made these for me since I was just a little girl, and we always LOVED them in our family. Somehow, we miss placed my Mom's recipe, so I am so happy to find this one! The only thing we...

I have made these two 'falls' now. My children really like them. You have to use real butter-it is a butter cookie. I use swirled chocolate/white chips for the eyes and they look really cool!...

This recipe works so much better using m&m's for the eyes instead of chocolate chips. Try it! A perfect little cookie for halloween parties.