I love shortbread cookies! Period! no more need to be said, despite the fact I can go with million thoughts. Any form or shape of shortbread cookie is a treat and quickly disappears the moment it shows in the cookie jar. A few months back Madhavi’s cyber kitchen shared this awesome cute Owl Shortbread cookies and I immediately book-marked to try for Halloween. They turned sooooo great that most of the owls are in my tummy. Sid helped me with the decorating part -his happiness knew no bounds when those owls came out of the oven. Madhavi’s cookies were little healthy as she tried them with combination whole wheat and all-purpose while mine is little different but had one healthy option of using coconut sugar instead of regular white sugar. These hardly take a hour to make so get started and bake these cuties for Halloween!
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|All Purpose Flour / Maida||1 cup|
|Unsalted butter(softened)||1 stick or 1/2 cup|
|Amonds or Cashews||10|
|Mini Chocolate Chips||20|
Sieve flour and salt in a bowl. Whisk butter and sugar in bowl to make a smooth creamy paste. Now add the flour mixture to the butter and make a soft stiff dough. Refrigerate this dough for an hour if time permits if not proceed as it is.
Roll the dough on a floured surface for about an 1/n inch thickness and using a cookie cutter, cut them into pieces.
For the decoration part- roll a peas size dough and place it as shown for the eyes.
Then stick the chocolate chips on to it. For the nose either insert a whole cashew or almond in between those eyes, pressing firmly. Using a fork or knife make impression for the legs I guess!. This decoration is from Sid, he actually was trying to add some feathers…
Preheat oven to 350F. Arrange the cookies in a oven tray and bake for 18 minutes.
(Oven time may vary so go with 15 minutes and then increment till the size turn lightly brown) Color of the cookie may vary as I’ve used coconut sugar for this recipe. Your cookies may be light brown if you use regular white sugar. Here comes Sid’s owl… all happy!
Cool them on a rack and store in an air-tight box for few days. Here comes the rest!
Notes – makes about 10 (2″cookies)