Halloween Owl Gluten Free Cookies

Fall is such a fun time to get creative with your baking. There are so many awesome ideas to chose from. Here’s one that I  couldn’t resist.  These playful gluten free owl cookies are made with gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies that you separate and make into big eyes for each owl cookie. Aren’t they cute?

Go ahead and make some for your Halloween party or set the out for a fall or Thanksgiving get together.

Halloween Peanut Butter Owl Cookies


1 package gluten free yellow cake mix (I like King Arthur brand)
1/3 cup water
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 eggs
1 package gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies (you’ll need 16 cookies)
1 container gluten free chocolate frosting
32 candy coated chocolate pieces
16 orange jelly beans (Mike & Ike’s would work too)

Directions For Cookies:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper. Pour half of the dry cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Add the water, peanut butter, and eggs and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in the rest of the cake mix.

Scoop out dough using a 1/8 cup measuring cup. Roll into a ball using your hands and place on the prepared cookie sheets. Gently pat out to a 3 inch circle. Bake 6 cookies at a time for 10-12 minutes. Cool for one minute and then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.

Makes 16.

To Make into Owls:

Twist the chocolate sandwich cookies apart. If the white middle gives you trouble just use a knife and spread the filling on both sides. “Glue” the sandwich cookie halves to the “owl body” for eyes using chocolate frosting. Then “glue” on the chocolate candy pieces for the pupils. Next “glue” the jelly beans for the beak. Allow the frosting to set up for 10 minutes.

Store in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

Have fun and be creative!


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