- 1 c. brown sugar
- 3/4 c. butter, softened
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 1/4 c. flour
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 1/2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
- 1/4 t. baking soda
- chocolate chips
- whole cashews and/or almonds
On a piece of plastic wrap, press half of the light-colored dough into a 10" x 4" strip.
Shape half of the chocolate dough into a roll 10" long (kind of like a giant tootsie roll) and lay it on top of the light dough.
Roll the light dough up around the chocolate dough.
Wrap up this log in plastic wrap. Now repeat this process for the remaining dough. You'll end up with two plastic-wrapped logs that need to be refrigerated for 1 hour. After an hour, working with one log at a time, unwrap it and cut it into 1/4" slices (about 22 pieces total).
Select two pieces that are similar in size and pinch an ear shape into each one.
Place the two eye pieces, touching, on a cookie sheet. Use a butterknife to make a couple of indentations on each ear.
Now, lay a chocolate chip in the center of each brown eye spot. Then press a nut of your choice into the center of the face and that's it!
Bake a sheet of owl cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. I found that mine needed the full 10, but ovens vary, so there ya go. I think I ended up with a total of 22 cookies. The chocolate chips take a couple of hours to set/harden, so keep that in mind.
I hope you get a chance to try these. They're really simple and four-year-olds can help with the nut and chocolate chip placement. Happy hooting!