A Cute Hoot!
Open Faced Whoopie Pie Owls recipe and tutorial
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!
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.
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!
79 Comments on “A Cute Hoot!”
Well these are completely darling — thanks for the memories. My boys are all grown up and I have not a grandchild in sight, but LOVE your creativity!
merci Katrina pour cette superbe idée!! ça a été un véritable bonheur de les préparer!!
bonne journée! bises!
Thanks Katrina! That sounds great. So glad you love them!
Hi again, we made them! Check them out when you get a chance. Thanks for your great idea!
wow~! That’s so CUte!!!!~ I love this and definitely will have a try!~thx for sharing this simple method~!
You are so right! I love this post! Thanks for letting me know about it! I’m going to save this and make these when my son gets a little older.
My kids will love this idea. Very cute little boy!!
I think this is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen! I love it.. I want a party to go to now so I can make these!
Too cute for words. Your pictures say it all 🙂
i had to come back here to congratulate on the top 9! you make us proud!
Hi, Love your blog. I am your newest follower. Cant wait to see more
Love this! I’ve seen these before but never the process or what was used for everything. Very cute 🙂
Beautiful combination of color and design! I am going to try this one. I think using smaller oreos may work just as well for mini cupcakes! Love this!!!
Cute cookies! I think my two year old might be able to help with this one! Congrats on the nomination. I “liked” your blog on Babble!
Aw, these are indeed cute! My friend’s sister is doing owl-everything for her pregnancy since they’re waiting on the sex of the baby. I’ll have to tell her about these!
You have the best ideas. I just love your blog. Keep up the great work!
Wow…the hoots are looking too gud… !
Ooh wow, what a fun way to serve cookies to kids. My boys just love oreo biscuits and they’re gonna love this too, I know 🙂 The pictorials made it all so simple and easy to follow, thanks!!
This is super cute!
Wow, these are so beautiful, you are so creative!!!!! Congrats on Top 9 featuring 🙂
I love these…they are just too adorable.
So adorable! I love it. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.:-)
Hey again! Congrats on making the top 9! These owls are just too cute that I am passing on another award to you – The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award that you can receive here: https://theculturaldish.blogspot.com/2011/03/st-josephs-day-and-award.html
Love, love, love these! My Girl Scouts would have loved them… unfortunately they grew up. But I’ll be sure to pass this on to the new leader!
Love that pic of your little guy, you are so right about cute things. Congrats on the Top 9!!
How stinking cute are those???? Congrats on top 9 girl!!!! 🙂
These are adorable! Definitely a “hoot!” =)
Very clever and creative idea. But yet so simple to do. Congrats on the top 9.
Awwww! They are soooo cute indeed, and you gave them a personnality too! Not sure I’d even want to eat them, lest they would give me the eye, you know… “Hey, buddy, that’s my eyebrow, give it back!” Well done, and congrats on making the top 9!
you are so creative Katrina!
Those cookies are just too cute
Congrats on your top 9 today!