Wise Old Owls

Owl Cookies@The Seven Year Cottage

With the addition of chocolate feathers and shimmering features…

Store-bought cookies masquerade as symbols of great wisdom!

Owl Cookies

  • 3″ sugar cookies
  • 16oz. can chocolate frosting
  • Chocolate jimmies/sprinkles
  • Chocolate Twizzlers
  • Peach Rings
  • Reese’s Pieces or M&M’s
  • Pastel cake confetti
  • Orange candied sunflower seeds

Using a butter knife or small metal spatula, spread a thin layer of chocolate frosting over the surface of each cookie.  Sprinkle chocolate jimmies onto the lower half of iced cookies for a feathery effect.

To create owl eyes, lay two peach rings side-by-side.  Drop brown candies into the center of rings for pupils.  Dip the tip of a toothpick into frosting and dab a tiny amount on the backs of white cake confetti.  Adhere to pupils.

For ears, carefully split Twizzlers lengthwise with a sharp knife, then cut into pieces approximately 1 1/4″ in length.  Miter the ends, so a “V” shape is formed in the center of forehead when two pieces are fitted together.

Noses are a single yellow candy, and a couple of orange sunflower seeds were used as talons.

Gently apply pressure to all candy features to ensure they bond well to the wet frosting.

Serve and enjoy!

*I purchased sugar cookies for this project from a local grocer, but feel free to scratch-make your own!


39 responses to Wise Old Owls

  1. Andi says:

    You are do cleaver! Love this wise old owl you did such a cute job. Andi

  2. Holley says:

    This little guy is cute! Thanks for sharing with us for Tasty Tuesday at aletteredlife.blogspot.com

  3. Margo says:

    So cute, I’m pinning these!

  4. Bella says:

    These have to be among the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen! Now I just need to satisfy my curiosity and find out why owls are suddenly showing up everywhere – crafts, food, clothing…

  5. Printabelle says:

    He turned out adorable, perfect for an owl party!

  6. Winnie says:

    This is extremely cute!
    Such a wonderful and fun idea :)

  7. Crystelle says:

    These are so adorable!
    Are the tasty too?

    I bet kids love ‘em.

    hugs x

  8. They look so beautiful and cute! You did such a great job on them! I would love to have you link this and/or any other recipe of yours to Wednesday Extravaganza – my Foodie Link Party with a special something! Here is the link to it:

    Can’t wait to see you there :)

  9. malia says:

    Hi Hollie, These cookies are adorable. You always do such great crafty food projects! Malia

  10. I saw your post over on the Tickled Pink link party! I wish I would have found you sooner :) These cookies are super cute and would have went so well with my Daughters birthday this month!!

  11. Sooo cute! I just might have to try these.

  12. I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop, the party runs from Thursday evening until Tuesday: http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/

  13. Katie says:

    Those are super cute & Owls are my favorite!

    Those just make me smile! :)

    Thanks for sharing, I love the idea!

  14. Susi says:

    Oh my! These are adorable!!

  15. Becky says:

    Anything with Peach rings on it has to be good!! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  16. Susie @Bowdabra says:

    Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your awesome owl in our Crafty Showcase http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/12/01/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-9/ this week! We love seeing what you have been up to and visiting your blog.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  17. these are absolutely adorable perfect for my Yule Ball next week!

  18. Linda says:

    Aren’t these the cutest things I’ve ever seen?They’d make a cute ornament,too. Love ‘em. I’m having an ornament party on my blog. If you’d like to come over and link up it would be great. I’m following you also. Thanks, Linda


  19. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Hollie,
    Your Wise Old Owls are just adorable! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. Debbie says:

    These are soooooo cute! I am hosting a Merry Merry Munchies linky party @ Dining With Debbie and would love for you to join in. There are two great giveaways (1) a $50 gift card to my favorite jeweler, robinsonlane.com (go check her out) and (2) a signed copy of Arkansas Pie: A Slice of the Natural State written by my good friend and blogger buddy, Kat Robinson. Be sure to sign up through rafflecopter for a chance to win one of these. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-merry-merry-munchies-3-baked.html

  21. That is SO cute!! I gotta pin this ;)

  22. Heidi says:

    This owl cake is so clever and adorable! Thanks for visiting me at OneCreativeMommy.com!

  23. Jen says:

    I love owl things, these cookies are so cute!

  24. You are so talented!! We hope you will come back this week! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party starts at 12:01AM on Wednesday and runs through Sunday night. Have a great week.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee’s), Linda (Two Succulent Sisters)

  25. WOW!!! These are incredible….beautiful!!! First time visiting your blog. Love it! http://atozebracelebrations.com/2012/12/link-party.html

  26. Jill says:

    Just gorgeous Hollie!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  27. Hollie,
    these are so cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party is live. I hope to see you there.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee’s)

  28. How darn cute is this little owl. Adorable!

  29. Beth says:

    These cookies look amazing! I LOVE the big wide eyes!! Thanks for linking up & sharing on TGIF!
    Beth =-)

  30. These are adorable! What a fun treat for a party.

    I’d love for you to share these at my December Recipe swap. Hope to see you there.


  31. These are so cute! I love owls and I love how these turned out. How fun :) Thanks for sharing.

  32. Natasha says:

    These are just the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen!!!

    featuring them tomorrow on Serenity Saturday @ http://www.serenityyou.com

  33. My aunt just asked me if I knew how to make owl cookies. These are perfect! Love how they can be decorated with super advanced icing skills : )

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  35. Heidi says:

    So creative! I love how you used the orange rings. I’m so happy that you visited and linked up at One Creative Weekend at OneCreativeMommy.com. The next party starts tonight at 8:00 PM MST. I hope you’ll be back.

  36. Maysem says:

    So cute! I love all of your cute sweets!

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