About this recipe:I've had this recipe since I was 13. They look like an owl's face and they come out tasty and cute!
200g caster sugar
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
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Method Prep:25min › Cook:12min › Extra time:1hr3min › Ready in:1hr40min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
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.
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.
Bake for 8 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.