A Cute Hoot!
Some things are just cute: baby toes, an elderly couple walking hand-in-hand, a toothless kindergarten smile, a glowing mom-to-be, puppies, and THESE COOKIES! When I saw this design (Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets) I knew I had to replicate it. Four Year Old Foodie and I worked on it together and he was able to help with just about every step. I can’t even begin to describe to you how easy it was to put these together. Oh wait – yes I can:
These were a quick treat for my sister-in-law’s birthday (she’s a bird lover). You could certainly make these with chocolate cupcakes but I used whoopie pies. My grocery store sells them in the bakery section in packs of four, so this turned out eight cute hoots. You could use your own whoopie pie recipe too. Moms, try to ignore the look of horror you get when you go through the checkout lane with whoopie pies, Oreos, Jr. mints, and M&Ms.
The only steps that were not kid-friendly were cutting the eyebrow Oreos in half and also lightly scraping the Oreo creme with a butter knife. I did this to get a whiter eye and to take off any chocolate crumbs left after twisting the cookie open. To get a clean cut use a sharp flat knife or even a metal spatula. I think the best part of this task was having lots of “mess up” Oreos. Hmm…wonder what we did with all of those?
I think it was a success! He insisted on eating all of the “body parts” by himself but he did share the cookie with his mama!! Yum!
Have fun making these!