A few days ago I posted a photo on our Facebook Pageof these adorable owl cookies that were originally seen on Flickr. There wasn’t a recipe with them though and a few people were asking for more details. So with that in mind, I made some with a low cholesterol twist on the traditional peanut butter cookie, using half almond butter and earth balance instead of butter. They turned out delicious and the kids had a hoot making them 🙂
Here is the recipe:
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoons of salt
1/4 cup of canola oil
1/3 cup of peanut butter (chunky or creamy, I prefer the grind yourself kind from the natural food section)
1/3 cup of almond butter (you could use all almond butter and skip the peanut butter if you want)
12 tablespoons of earth balance (you could use butter) softened
1/3 cup of raw sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp of vanilla
Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
In a large bowl, beat together the oil, nut butters, the butter, and the sugars on medium until creamy.
Add the egg and vanilla and beat for another 30 seconds or so.
Add the flour mixture and beat until well combined.
Gather the cookie dough into a ball and plop out on the counter.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
Using a biscuit cutter or a small glass, cut the cookie dough into circles.
With a metal spatula, lift the circles onto your cookie sheets, spacing about two inches apart.
With some of the left over dough make little balls for the eyes.
Place the balls right next to each other and then use your finger to make a little indention.
Place a chocolate chip in each eyeball. I used little mini chips because that is what I had, but bigger ones might look better.
Place an almond with the big end down for the beak.
Use a fork to make the feet.
Use the side of a spoon to make the wings.
Bake for 12 minutes, though you should check at 10 minutes.
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