With Halloween just around the corner....it'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 birds...so 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!