I saw a picture of an owl cookie on Pinterest which immediately made me think of Ms. Yolen’s picture book. I decided to give the cookies a try. I wanted to make it as easy as possible in case any teachers wanted to grab Jane Yolen’s OWL MOON, read it to their class and then offer some delicious owl cookies.
While my cookies aren’t as pretty as the Pinterest picture they’re still fun to look at. And I added a candy corn beak istead of an almond because I know many classrooms have students with nut allergies.
Step 1: Cut the dough into 1/2 inch slices. Leave a little extra for the owl’s eyes. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and space the slices even further apart than in this picture. My cookies all baked into each other.
Take the excess dough and roll it into little balls for the eyes.
Place the cookies back in the oven for two minutes. Keep a close eye on them. Because if you’re distracted by a college football game (Go Illini!) they will turn into ghoul owl cookies. See…
For the little ones goofy owls are probably better than ghoul owls.In the picture above, see how the middle owl has bigger eyes? I added extra dough at the same time I added the eyes and beak.
Mr. Henry Hoot.
K.D. Rausin is a former teacher living in sunny Cape Coral, Florida. MYSTIC, her middle grade fantasy, and Elle & Buddy, her picture book, both feature strong female protagonists who use wheelchairs. Both books were inspired by her daughter, Arielle Rausin.
K.D. Rausin is a former teacher living in sunny Cape Coral, Florida. MYSTIC, her middle grade fantasy, and Elle & Buddy, her picture book, feature strong female protagonists who use wheelchairs. Both books were inspired by her daughter, Arielle Rausin.
Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.
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