Owl Sugar Cookies

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Aren’t these cookies cute? Um. Pretty much so cute I wanna eat ‘em up. There are so many things I want to eat lately. Owl cookies, guacamole, my 7-year-olds soft little ears. Life is yummy. Yummy, yummy, yummy.

Like yesterday’s Peanut Butter Parfait, these cookies were inspired by a challenge from Big G Cereal and Betty Crocker. They invited me to cook up a halloween-themed treat that makes use of one or more of their kid-adored cereals. After drawing, mixing, baking, tasting, tossing, and testing more than six different recipes, these little hoot owls were the clear favorite with my kids.

You’re going to love making these simple owl-shaped sugar cookies, too. The best part? No special sugar cookie cutter needed. Just grab a drinking glass and a teensy heart cutter (mine was 50 cents at Hobby Lobby).

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All you do is mix up some Betty Crocker sugar cookies. Easy.

Roll the dough out. Super easy.

Cut it into circles with a drinking glass. Super crizazy easy.

Turn that heart shaped cookie cutter upside down and nick a little bit of the top part of the circle out. Yeah, I know. Ridiculously easy.

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And just look at those little owl shapes that emerge. So cute! I seriously want to eat them up.

Oh, wait. I already did.

{hiccup.}

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Owl Sugar Cookies
These adorable sugar cookies will have your family howling with delight. Their friendly faces and classic flavors can be cooked up and decorated in under an hour, which is sure to make you the wisest baker on the block this Halloween.
1 (17.5 ounce) package Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
1 (16 ounce) can Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Frosting
1/3 cup Multigrain Cheerio’s
1/4 cup whole, raw almonds
2 tablespoons mini white chocolate or chocolate chips
2 tablespoons chocolate candy corn
(optional)1 black food decorater pen

Mix sugar cookies according to “For Cutout Cookies” package directions. With a generously floured work area, roll cookie dough out until approximately 1/4″ thick. Using a glass drinking cup, or cookie sheet, cut into a 2 1/2″ circle. With a small heart-shaped cookie cutter turned upside down, cut a small portion out of the top of each cookie round, to resemble the head and ears of the owl. Transfer to a cookie sheet and bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or just until the edges of the cookies are ever so slightly browned. Remove cookies from oven, transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool.

Use milk chocolate frosting to frost cooled cookies. Press two Multigrain Cheerio’s into the center of the owl’s face for eyes. Drop a mini white chocolate or dark chocolate chip in the center of each Cheerio for the pupils (if using the white chocolate chips, draw a small, black dot into the center of the chip with food decorator pen). Using a sharp paring knide, cut the orange tip from a chocolate candy corn and press it between the eyes for the beak. Press two almonds on each side of the frosted cookie for wings. Allow frosting to firm up slightly by leaving the cookies uncovered for 20-30 minutes. Eat & Enjoy!

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Happy First Day of Fall!

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24 Responses to “Owl Sugar Cookies”

  1. 1

    ♥peachkins♥ on September 21, 2010 at 11:40 pm Reply

    Very cute!

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    Jackie on September 21, 2010 at 11:58 pm Reply

    How fun!!! :-)

    XOXO

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    Pilar - Lechuza on September 22, 2010 at 2:35 am Reply

    I love theese!!!!
    regards

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    Danielle on September 22, 2010 at 5:37 am Reply

    Very clever – using the upside down heart cookie cutter!

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    Susie on September 22, 2010 at 8:13 am Reply

    What a great idea! I am going to use this the next time I need to bring a classroom treat:-)

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    Jennifer on September 22, 2010 at 1:58 pm Reply

    Too too cute!!!!

  7. 7

    Jas. on September 22, 2010 at 8:21 pm Reply

    adorable!

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    Chocolate Shavings on September 23, 2010 at 6:11 am Reply

    Now those are just adorable!

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    Katie @ goodLife {eats} on September 23, 2010 at 6:58 am Reply

    You are so cute and I love all the adorable recipes you come up with!

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    oneordinaryday on September 23, 2010 at 7:42 am Reply

    How clever to use your heart-shaped cookie cutter for the ears. They're adorable.

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    Lisa on September 23, 2010 at 9:41 am Reply

    These are such adorable cookies. I wish I had your talent.

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    Joseph's Grainery Recipes on September 23, 2010 at 9:58 am Reply

    How stinkin' cute are they! Happy to be your newest follower. :)

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    siri on September 23, 2010 at 11:33 am Reply

    They're so darn cute. But which would your rather nibble on, these or your 7 year old's ears, as you say… I love how easy you made it to form the ears out of an upside down heart cutter. Genius. A great Hallowee cookie.

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    Cindy. Lo. on September 25, 2010 at 12:40 am Reply

    Your cookies made me smile!

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    scrambledhenfruit on September 25, 2010 at 10:57 pm Reply

    So cute!

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    Laurie/CJ on September 26, 2010 at 9:49 am Reply

    These are adorable!! What a great but easy idea!

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    marla {family fresh cooking} on September 30, 2010 at 7:24 am Reply

    You have cooked up so many goodies for the Big G competition – I want to munch on all of them. Adorable Owls!

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    Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds on October 6, 2010 at 11:22 am Reply

    So cute, how creative!

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    Nancy Brown on October 14, 2010 at 11:11 am Reply

    Love these! Look delicious too!

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    Amanda on October 16, 2010 at 7:33 pm Reply

    Those are so super cute!

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    Melissa on October 30, 2011 at 6:41 pm Reply

    These cookies were so fun to make! A great fall activity to do a family. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    Shannon on October 31, 2012 at 6:46 pm Reply

    I love that you used cutters that everyone already has. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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    Caroline on March 25, 2014 at 4:25 am Reply

    AFAIC thta’s the best answer so far!

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