Monday, October 10, 2011

What a hoot!

With Halloween just around the's probably time to be making some pumpkins and ghosts...  But as I was getting ready to make some cookies the other day, I decided I wanted to make something beyond the traditional Halloween cookie...  And because of my love affair with all things "bird" (cute bird prints, decorative birds, etc)  I decided to try an owl cookie.  They just seemed like the perfect "Fallish" cookie!

Last year I made these owls....and wasn't thrilled with their turnout.  The cutter was kind of small and didn't allow a whole lot for creative decorating.  Then Callye shared her idea of using a tulip cutter to make an owl...and that opened my eyes to something even cuter!

This year I decided to make the eyes out of royal icing on wax paper first and later applied them to the cookie when the rest of the owl was dry.  I think I like the more 3-D look this gives!

I really am kind of phobic of real it is pretty funny that my house is full of decorative birds and bird pictures.  My cookie cutter drawers even have a separate drawer just for bird cutters alone, because I own so many different bird cutters!  I bet these won't be the last bird cookies I make either!


  1. I love your owls and the colours you chose to do them in.

  2. Wonderful! I love these little guys. I plan to do some owl cookies next week. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Thank you so much for posting this! It has helped me so much! I found you via a google search and sent the link to my cookie lady :) I will be having a gender reveal party soon and this is just perfect! Your talent has been a God send for me.

    The Mrs

    oh p.s. i'm going to pin these... and it will go viral on pinterest!!!!!