Chocolate owl cookies

    4 hours 55 min

    A simple cookie recipe, with delightful results. These cookies are made from slicing and baking chilled dough. An owl face is created by adding M&Ms as eyes and cashew nuts for beaks.

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    Makes: 36 

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr55min 

    1. In a small saucepan combine half of the M&Ms and milk. Melt over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat.
    2. Prepare cookie mix according to package directions. Stir melted chocolate into half the dough. Form chocolate dough into two 30cm long rolls about 2.5cm in diameter. Wrap in greaseproof paper or foil. Chill until firm, about 2 hours.
    3. Divide plain dough in half. On a well-floured surface, roll each plain half out to a 30x15cm rectangle. Place a chocolate roll on long edge. Roll up, pressing doughs lightly together so plain dough encases chocolate roll. Repeat with remaining dough.
    4. Wrap each roll in greaseproof paper or foil. Chill about 2 hours until firm. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    5. Cut each roll into 5mm slices. Place 2 slices so they are touching on greased baking tray. In the centre of each chocolate circle, place one of the remaining M&Ms for eye. Where the slices touch, place a cashew to form a nose.
    6. Bake until the plain cookie is lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool cookies on baking trays 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and cool on wire racks.

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    soo many people saved it but no1 reviewed its a great cookie recipe  -  30 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I picked up a package of cookie mix yesterday, not even thinking that the weight would be different than the recipe (dumb, I know). So I looked at the pkg this morning and saw that it is 17.5 oz, not 24 oz. This most likely is another example of a manufacturer trying to keep the cost the same by reducing quantity which can really screw up older recipes. Also, don 't be sucked in thinking this is an easy recipe because it uses a cookie mix. It's pretty labor intensive but does produce a pretty cute cookie. They spread out, so do allow at least 2" between cookies, and don't overcook, as they will be hard as a rock. I learned a few things in making these today that will make them look more "owl-like" the next time.  -  11 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I thought they were wonderful! They took a little more work, but the effect was wonderful. Everyone loved them and thought they were so cute! Very creative!  -  03 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)