I’ve got problems with my house.
I mean, it could be worse. We’re thankful to have plumbing, electricity, a working oven, a toilet… you know, the necessities. What we don’t have? A catalog house.
I’m constantly trying to spruce up our living quarters with catalog-y stuff, but to no avail. My family perpetually rejects the catalog house look in favor of strewn shoes, scattered remotes, and dirty dishes. (Fun fact: catalog houses NEVER have dishes.)
I dream of a tray perched askew on our ottoman with stacks of classic literature or architecture books sitting on top of it. I imagine sitting on fluffed-pillow couches with effortlessly tossed throw blankets. Mantles decorated for the seasons with candles and pretty vases of flowers. Kitchens with… screw it, I just want a kitchen with no friggin’ dishes.
Is that so much to ask?!
Instead, my decorative purchases wind up sitting next to empty Pepsi cans or going unappreciated by my non-catalogy family. Sometimes, I’ll feel bad and adopt them into my room. Such is the case with my growing owl collection.
So I have a thing for owls. It could be a worse addiction.
I have several owl vases, a miniature owl statue, an owl salt & pepper shaker, and some owl plates. I’m obsessed. They’re so cute! And smart. And after seeing The Royal Tenenbaums, I kinda sorta want one. Okay, so that was a falcon, but whatever. I want my own Mordecai, dangit.
With fall/Halloween approaching, I decided I’d make a batch of these super cute Owl Cookies. The idea isn’t new; in fact, many have made these cuties into cupcakes, which I love! But I wanted to switch it up a bit by turning these cutie little hoots into cookies.
1 box German chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup oil
1 can chocolate frosting
Oreo cookies–cream sides only
Brown Tootsie rolls
1. First, bake your cookies. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease two cookie sheets. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs and oil. Drop by heaping Tablespoonfuls onto the prepared sheets and bake approx. 8-10 minutes or until done. Cool completely.
2. To assemble: Smear a generous Tablespoon of frosting onto each cooled cookie. Take two cream-sided Oreos and place them onto the frosted cookies as eyes. Dot some frosting onto the printed side of the M&M candy and attach the “eyes” to the Oreo cookies.
3. Next, unwrap the Tootsie Rolls. Using the palm of your hand, roll the Tootsie Roll out into a flat rectangle. Using a small paring knife, carefully cut triangles out of the roll to make ears. Attach the ears with a dab of frosting on top of the cookies, just above the eyes. Lastly, attach a candy corn for the beak.
4. These are best served the same day, but feel free to store them in a single layer, airtight at room temp, up to 1 day.
I love their cute little faces! I think these cookies would be perfect for a fall or Halloween-themed school party for your child’s class or for work. Plus, based on how easy they are, it’d also be a fun activity for you and your kids to assemble together.