Almond Shortbread Owls

super cute Fall treats
Almond Shortbread Owls
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Ingredients

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1 ½ cup Almonds sliced
2 cups All-purpose flour
Lemon zest of one lemon
½ tsp Sea salt fine
1 cup Butter unsalted
1 cup Confectioners' sugar
¾ tsp Almond extract
¼ cup Chocolate chips
¼ cup Almonds whole
2 tbsp Sunflower seeds shelled

Nutritional information

273
calories
18,6g
fat
4,5g
protein
23,6g
carbohydrates
31mg
cholesterol
143mg
sodium
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    Almond Shortbread Owls are super cute Fall treats. I love to make these owl cookies when my kids friends come for a playdate. I serve them up with glasses of milk and they always go down a treat. What is it about owls that everyone loves I wonder? They’re just the cutest!

    These cookies are very easy to make. Start by making a shortbread cookie. The main thing when it comes to this recipe is the decoration. I use leftover shortbread to make dough eyes for the owls. I insert a chocolate chip into each one to make them look like eyes. I use a whole almond for the owl beaks, sunflower seeds for the toes and 3 sliced almonds for each wing.

    To make Almond Shortbread Owls, you will need the following ingredients:

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    So, how do you make Almond Shortbread Owls?

    Steps

    1
    Done
    2

    Grind almonds to meal

    Grind ¾ cups sliced almonds into a fine meal in a food processor.

    2
    Done
    2

    Mix ground almonds, flour, zest, and salt

    Mix ground almonds, flour, zest, and salt in a large bowl and set to one side.

    3
    Done
    2

    Beat sugar, butter and almond

    Beat the butter, sugar, and almond extract in a large bowl using an electric mixer.

    4
    Done
    1h

    Add flour mixture and mix dough

    Add the flour mixture and stir well until fully combined. Divide the dough in two and press each piece into a flat ½ inch thick disc and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Place the disc in the refrigerator for an hour until firm.

    5
    Done
    5

    Heat the oven and prepare baking sheets

    Preheat the oven to 350 °F and line some cookie sheets with parchment paper.

    6
    Done
    4

    Cut circular cookies from the dough

    Using a 2 ½ inch round cookie cutter, cut out circular cookies. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Using leftover bits of dough, make small round eyeballs of dough.

    7
    Done
    5

    Decorate the cookies

    Gently press two balls onto the surface of each cookie. Place a whole almond between the eyes to make a beak. Place a chocolate chip on each eyeball to make a pupil. Using sunflower seeds, make some owl toes. Place 3 sliced almonds overlapped on the side of each cookie for wings.

    8
    Done
    15

    Bake

    Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes until the edges are lightly golden.

    9
    Done
    5

    Cool

    Allow the cookies to cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

    10
    Done

    Serve

    Serve with coffee or a glass of milk.

    These Almond Shortbread Owls are so cute - you will want to make them all the time! Try them out soon and don’t forget to come back to leave a review! Remember to tag #CookMeRecipes in your social pics.

    Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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    Athina

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