Every fall, I get the itch. It usually hits me around the first week of October. I have to make owl cookies! I remember making these cookies with my Mom and siblings when I was very young, so the memories are as sweet as the cookies. This year, I got the itch just a bit early. I had to include them in our O is for Owls week! You don't want to know how quickly I am gobbling them up! Because besides being cute, these cookies are also delicious!
I know, I know, you're dying to make some.... and I just happen to have the recipe! Remember: You don't have to copy this down, you can click to print at the bottom of this post.
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 c. butter or margarine
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Blend ingredients together. Take out 2/3 of dough and set aside. Combine 4 1/2 T. cocoa and 1 1/2 T. margarine with remaining 1/3 of dough.
Roll out half of the white dough into a rectangle, about 10 x 4.5. Roll half of chocolate dough into 10" snake. Place the chocolate snake on top of the white dough and roll up. Repeat with remaining dough so you have two rolls.
This is what it looks like before you roll it up!
Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Slice into 1/4 inch slices.
You will slice into the roll like this...
Place 2 slices together and pinch corners up for ears. Put a chocolate chip in the center of the chocolate pieces for eyes.
Ready to bake!
Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and add candy corn for a beak. Place in the oven for 1 minute longer (NO LONGER!).
Cool and enjoy!
Be sure to let me know if you try these!