These cute owl cookies are perfect for Halloween, and they’re made with a blend of sugar and Monk Fruit In The Raw® for fewer calories with all the great taste!
My boys and I love baking treats together in the kitchen, especially around the holidays, and Halloween is one of our favorites! We recently made a batch of “sugar” cookies, and turned them into adorable owls and colorful polka dot goodies.
What You’ll Need: Butter, flour, baking powder, salt, an egg, vanilla extract, orange gel food coloring, granulated white sugar, and Monk Fruit In The Raw, a calorie-free sweetener made from vine-ripened monk fruit. Monk fruit, also known as luo han guo, tastes a lot like sugar, and has been used since the 13th century to naturally sweeten foods and beverages.
You’ll also need a circle cookie cutter, large candy eyes, jumbo sized confetti sprinkles and whole almonds to decorate the cookies.
Monk Fruit In The Raw measures cup-for-cup with sugar, so I simply halved the amount of sugar in my favorite cookie recipe and replaced it with Monk Fruit In The Raw. It’s an easy substitution that cuts calories without compromising on the flavor.
Once the dough has been thoroughly mixed together, divide it into two portions, one slightly larger than the other. Use gel food coloring to color the larger portion orange.
Roll the cookie dough to about 1/4″ thick, and use a large circle cookie cutter (ours is 3.25″) to cut out as many circles as possible from the orange dough. Our batch of cookie dough made 18 cookies, but they were BIG cookies!
Roll out the remaining cookie dough 1/8″ thick. Overlap the circle cutter to create the wing shapes.
Place the wings at the bottom of the orange circle, and roll and flatten two balls of white dough for the eyes. Top the eyeballs with large candy eyes, and add an almond to serve as the owl’s beak.
My older boys (ages 8 & 9) helped me turn half of our batch of cookie dough into owls, and my youngest son (age 5) used jumbo confetti sprinkles to add polka dots to the other half of the batch.
Super easy peasy, and totally adorable!
These cookies are not overly sweet, and I think they pair perfectly with a hot cup of tea (also lightly sweetened with Monk Fruit In The Raw, of course!). Did you know that Monk Fruit In The Raw is also available in convenient packets? My favorite for sweetening foods and beverages on the go!
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