Oct 15, 2016

Hoot Owl Cookies

3/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ squares baking chocolate (melted over low heat)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar. Blend in egg and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder, and salt. Separate out about1/3 of the dough and to this smaller portion of dough, add the melted chocolate and baking soda. Blend well. Chill the chocolate and vanilla dough for about 1 hour.

Once they have chilled, roll the vanilla dough into 2 strips–10”x4". Shape chocolate dough into two rolls--10" each. Mold a strip of vanilla dough around a chocolate roll. Repeat. Wrap rolls of dough in foil and chill for at least 2 hours. Cut rolls into 1/4" slices. Place 2 slices together on a greased cookie sheet to resemble owl face. Pinch each slice at the top to form ears. Place chocolate chips for eyes and press a whole cashew nut in between the slices for the beak. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes. Remove at once. Handle carefully.