Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hoot Owl Peanut Butter Cookies

Scripture to Live By:
 "But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul."
Deuteronomy 4:29

God was telling Israel that he was going to scatter them among the nations but if they would seek Him from wherever they were that they would find Him, if they would seek Him with all their heart and with all their soul. That was not only true of Israel but it is also true of us today.  

There are benefits, and blessings in seeking the Lord with all your heart. 

  • You can rejoice in the Lord, because you are at peace with Him and you have His peace within.
  • You get a response from the Lord according to this verse, He will be found.
  • Restored fellowship with God
  • The Lord gives rest to your soul.  Nothing between you and your Savior.

Seeking the Lord is a choice, have you made that choice?  

Recipe Post:





Measure out the following:
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of white sugar
3/4 cup of peanut butter
3/4 cup of margarine or butter




Put in mixing bowl and blend at medium speed until creamy.


Add :
3 eggs (one at a time)
2 teaspoons of vanilla
4 teaspoons of baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons  of salt.                              Blend well.




Then blend in 4 and 1/2 cups of flour
(1 cup of flour at a time)


Mix well and  then make into a ball.

Take off 1/3 off the ball and add 5 tablespoons of cocoa with it to make the chocolate part of the owl.   Blend well.






Roll out the chocolate cookie dough into a log that is 20 inches long.  



Make the vanilla dough into a log and then flatten it out into a 4 inch by 20 inch long rectangle.




Lay the chocolate cookie dough in the center of the vanilla dough and wrap the vanilla dough around the chocolate dough. 



 Then roll the dough on the counter gentle until it is rounded and smooth.




Cut into2 section.  Work with one section at a time.




Cut in  1/8 to 1/4 inch slices.

Take two slices and lay them side by side on cookie sheet.  (place them tightly together).




Pinch the top corners to form the ears of the owl.









You will need a can of cashew nuts to use for the beak of the owl.
Put a cashew in the center of the two cookies to form the beak.




For the owl's eyes.  You will need 4 ounces of cream cheese.  I put the cream cheese in a pastry bag and use a # 3 tube to put a dot for the white of the eye.

You will need a bag of chocolate chip for the pupil of the eye.  Place one chocolate chip on the dot of cream cheese and press down gently.







Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Remove from heat and cool on rack.

Serve individually or on a serving tray.  Make 3 dozens.











A friend of mine gave me this recipe several years ago. I have adapted it, somewhat, over the years.  I think these Hoot Owl cookies are adorable. I made them for my daughter's Open House when she graduated from high school and they were a big hit, both with adults and children alike. My grandchildren are visiting this week and so I decided to make them for them to enjoy.  This time of the year is the perfect time to make them. Why not make them for you family and friends this fall?  
 Hope you like them.  

I received a comment from Rebecca, saying that the original cookie was made by her mother and that she received second runner up  in a Pillsbury bake off.  She included this link to the comment.  http://food.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977852371 
Thanks again Rebecca for letting me know. 

Blessings,


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86 comments:

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    1. Glad you like them. Thank you for your comment and for viewing my post. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  2. These are soooooo cute and who doesn't love peanut butter cookes?

    If you get a chance I would love for you come link up your recipe at my Fall Edition Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday-fall-edition.html

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    1. Sarah, I thought I sent you a comment but I must not have published it. I want to thank you for your comment and for your invitation to link up to your Fall Edition Pin Party. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  3. Oh MY Goodness!!! I love owls!! These are just too cute!! I will have to try them! Your newest follower from www.threekendrickblessings.blogspot.com. :)

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    1. My maiden name is Kendrick. Thank you for viewing my post. So glad you like them. Hope you will try them. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  4. Your cookies are a hoot! :-D I just love them, so adorable! I saw your cute, yummy, fun share at Vintage Gwen's Link Party! Pinning! have a great day!

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    1. Mary, Thank you so much for your encouraging comment, I so appreciate it. Hope you visit again. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  5. How cute! My daughter would love to make those.

    Love for you to link this recipe (and a couple others if you'd like!) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at http://www.athometake2.com. Hope to see you there!

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

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    1. Jessica, Thank you so much for viewing my post and for inviting me to come to Wonderful Food Wednesday. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  6. Hi! This looks amazing! I found you on Lil' Luna's Link party and I would love it if you would share it at my link party at http://mommyssweetconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/09/sweet-confessions-sunday-link-party-6.html and any other of your great links you would like to. See you at the party!

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    1. Lindsay, Thank you for viewing my post and for inviting me to share at your link party on Sunday. I am planning to do so. Blessing, Jo-Ann

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  7. Super Cute. Can't wait to make these at my daughter's Owl Party. I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim!

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  8. Oh my goodness! These are adorable! What a great ideas. I will be making these!

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    1. Debbie, Thank you for your comment. I hope you will make them. My kids as well as adults love them. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  9. Hi Jo Ann,
    Your Hoot Owl's are just adorable and just in time for fall, great post! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you Miz Helen for your encouraging comment. Have a great weekend. Thank you for having your link party. Blessings to you. Jo-Ann

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  10. I am making some owl cookies for my blog this weekend. Too funny!

    Good luck on getting close to 100! Almost there!

    julie @ thenaptimereview.com

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  11. Thank you for your comment. I will look forward to seeing yor owl cookies. Hope you have a great weekend. Blessings,Jo-Ann

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    1. Thank you so much for viewing my post and for your special comment. Blessings to you,Jo-Ann

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  13. Just wanted to let you know that you were featured on homework today! Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your beautiful project. I truly appreciate it. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Carolyn, Thank you so much for featuring my Hoot Owl cookies on Homework Today. I really appreciate it. I am glad you are having a party. Blessing to you, Jo-Ann

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  14. Jo-Ann,
    These are so cute! I love chocolate and peanut butter together and I love owl's too. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week! Have a wonderful weekend
    Michelle

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    1. Thank you so much for having your link party and for viewing my post. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. Have a great week-end. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

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  15. So cute! Didn't even know they were yours!

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  16. Glad you like them. Hope you will try them. Blessing to you, Jo-Ann

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  17. I love the ingredients and how wise they look. Thanks for sharing this recipe on foodie friday.

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  18. You are so welcome. I am glad you like them. Thank you for having the party. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  19. Thank you so much Liz, I really appreciate you viewing my post and for your comment. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  20. Thank you so much for viewing my post and for pinning my owls. Have a great week, Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  21. Oh my gosh! These turned out so stinking cute! :D

    Visiting from I heart naptime :D

    ~Melissa
    www.mywatermelonmoon.com
    Stop by and see me sometime! :D

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    1. Thank you so much for viewing my post and for your encouraging comment,Blessings, Jo-Ann

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    1. Thank you for viewing my post and for leaving a comment. I so appreciate it. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

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  23. These are adorable!! Thank you for linking them up to the Mommy Club this past week. I love them. I'm featuring you today at 5pm on my Facebook page.

    Don't forget to stop over after 9pm on Tuesday to link up more of your great ideas!!

    Crystal
    http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/09/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-61/

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  24. Comin over from Show It Off link party to take a closer look. These are absolutely adorable! And the recipe sounds really good too.

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    1. Thank you so much for viewing my post and for your encouraging comment,Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  25. These are ADORABLE!! My kids will have a ball making these cuties! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Blessings,
    Christy
    p.s. stopped by from Between Naps on the Porch.

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    1. Thank you so much for viewing my post and for your encouraging comment. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  26. How adorable are these cookies?!?! Love them!

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    1. Thank you so much for viewing my post and for your encouraging comment. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  27. These are too cute! Your tutorial is also great and easy to follow. I love owls and my husband loves anything peanut butter so these are a win-win. I would love it if you would stop by and share at Lines Across.
    I hope to see you soon,
    Rachel
    http://www.linesacross.com/2012/09/the-cure-for-common-monday-55.html

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    1. Thank you so much for viewing my post and for your encouraging comment, Thanks for inviting me to join your party. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  28. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing the idea.

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  29. Thank you so much for viewing my post and for your encouraging comment, Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  30. These cookies caught my eye right away in the long list of linked up projects. So cute!! Thanks so much for sharing with us how to make them. They are darling!

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  31. Shannon, I am glad you like them. Thank you for viewing my post and for taking the time to comment. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

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  32. Fantastic! They look so cute and tasty too. Pinning this adorable recipe. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. Thank you also for having you link party. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  33. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  34. Thank you so much for featuring my cookies, I so appreciate it. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

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  35. Thanks for sharing over at Craft Junkie Too last week. This recipe is part of my Featured Favorites -- so I hope you can stop by again real soon.
    http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2012/09/tgif-link-party-67.html

    xo,
    Tracy

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  36. Thank you so much for featuring my Hoot Owl Peanut Butter Cookies. I appreciate it so much. Thank you for having your weekly link party. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

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  37. Oh My Goodness-These Owl Cookies Are Adorable! I hope you are selling these! They'd go fast at any kind of Bake Sale-for sure.Thanks for sharing them & the recipe too. : D

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    1. You are so welcome. I have not been selling them but that is an idea. Thank you for viewing my post and for your encouraging comment. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  38. Just in case someone asks - these also work well made with gluten free flour mix. My daughter and grand-daughter have gluten intolerance, and so I made them (like everything I make for them) with my fave gluten-free flour mix (from Williams Sonoma. It's wonderful!) They turned out perfect, tasted delicious and made for some awesome comments. My grandbaby kept wanting to wear them as a mask. She loves birds, so these were a great hit. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us all.

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    1. So glad to here that they work well with gluten flower. So glad they turned out well for you and to hear that your grandbaby wanted to wear them as a mask. That is so cute. Thank you for your comment, I so appreciated it. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

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  39. Those are just so cute!
    JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I am glad you like them. They are good as well. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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    1. Thank you so much, Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  41. These are absolutely wonderful!
    You did a fantastic job - super creative of you

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    1. Thank you so much for your encourageing comment. Glad you like them. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  42. I saw these on Busy Monday. Fantastic job! I can't wait to try them. I love this! I would be happy to have you share this and any other idea you would like to link up to "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. The party is open every Fri-Wed.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for inviting me to share them on One Creative Weekend. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

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  43. Ooh these look delightful! Thanks so much! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  44. Cindy thank you so much for your encouraging comment. Thank you for viewing them. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  45. YES! We have made that decision. Yesterday in the James River (that being the COLD river) my husband, two boys and myself were fully immersed! Everyone was sprinkled as infants so the boys surprised me with plans to be baptized at the church picnic by the river, unbeknownst to me! What a great surprise! AND I'm gonna make these cookies tomorrow night when my fast is over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  46. Thank you so much for sharing what God is doing in your lives and the decision your family has made. Such a blessing. Hope your family likes the cookies. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

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  47. I love owls. My granddaughter is always teasing me. I can't wait to make these for her and of course me. Bless You.

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  48. Thank you so much for viewing my blog post. I like owls as well. I hope you and your granddaughter enjoy these cookies. Bless you also, Jo-Ann

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  49. thanks for sharing.

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  50. Thank you for viewing my post. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

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  51. thanks for sharing.

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  52. I love the pictorial of how to do the cookies. I am going to try and make them for Thanksgiving. Thank you. :)

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  53. Oh wow this is such a cute idea. Love the beak of the owl!

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    1. Thank you so much Nina for your encouraging comment and for visiting my blog. Blessings to you today, Jo-Ann

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  54. Great tutorial! I'd love to make one of these cute little guys! : )

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  55. http://food.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977852371 The original recipe was created by my mother and was the 2nd runner up in the Pillsbury Bake off.

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    1. Thank you so much Rebecca for letting me know that the original recipe was created by your mother and that she was 2nd runner up in the Pillsbury Bake off. I certainly would like to give credit where it is due. I will include this information to the post. It is such a cute idea for children to have this. Blessings.

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  56. we made owl cupcakes and used reeses minis (like you get in a stocking)-gently cut them in half so all the scallops were in tact and used hos for eyes. but these will be making an appearance in the next week or so!!!

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  57. I love owls and I love these. Cute idea!

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