About this recipe: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.
In a small saucepan combine half of the M&Ms and milk. Melt over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat.
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.
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.
Wrap each roll in greaseproof paper or foil. Chill about 2 hours until firm. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 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.
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.