Owl biscuits

    1 hour 40 min

    I've been making this recipe for owl biscuits for years. They look like an owl's face and are a hoot for Halloween!

    33 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 175g butter
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 275g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons best quality cocoa
    • 175g chocolate chips
    • 120g cashew halves

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:1hr3min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. 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 25x10cm 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 clingfilm and chill at least 2 hours.
    3. Cut dough into 3mm slices with a sharp knife. Place two slices side by side on a baking tray 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 centre for the beak.
    4. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.

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    great recipe fun to do but hard to cut out the shapes  -  15 Feb 2014


    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 changed the sugar to 1/2 cup brown and 1/2 cup white and chilled in the freezer for a couple of hours. They don't have to be exactly round--the shape gives them a little character. They taste good and look just darling! Thanks again!  -  31 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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 black m&m over the chocolate chip eyes while still warm from the oven. Lots of fun things you can do with these, I can't wait to show everyone how cute they are!  -  29 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)