The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.

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Apple Decorated Cookies

So I normally don’t decorate cookies with royal icing, but when I got an order from my school to make these adorable apple shaped cookies, I couldn’t resist. You see, my school hosts a “Staff Appreciation” day in which a luncheon is organized just for them. I was asked if I could make cookies that looked like apples. I thought that it would be super cute to have these cookies as a part of food buffet that was organized for my teachers, and plus I don’t do enough of decorated cookies, so I said of course!



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S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (Picture Tutorial)

Today’s recipe is a twist to a favorite summer treat! I made a s’mores chocolate chip cookie cake!


Yup. Pure chocolatey marshmallowey (<–yes, I just made up that word) goodness.

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Cookies N Cream Popsicles

Since summer is coming to an end, I decided that this was my last opportunity to make a frozen treat to cool me off these last few summer days.

I recently made some healthy fruity popsicles, and even though these probably aren’t as healthy, they are equally delicious!

Today’s recipe is on how to make Cookies N Cream Popsicles!


These Popsicles are made of Oreos (or any cream filled cookie), cool whip, a bit of sugar, and homemade almond milk.

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Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Last weekend I made these adorable and fun cupcakes for a friend that looks like a character everybody loves.




These cupcakes were so much fun to make and were very effective. They were so easy to make, that I decided to make a tutorial on my YouTube channel – TheBakingOwl – so all of you can make them too!

Awhile ago, I made a cookie monster cake for my brother’s birthday that is very similar to the cupcakes I made.


To make these cupcakes, you only need 5 ingredients:

Mini chocolate chip cookies




Blue frosting


White candy melts


And of course, cupcakes!



And after a few easy steps, you have beautiful cupcakes that are just so cute!

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Cumin (zeera) Cookies

Last week I made something that I have been wanting to bake for a long time – sweet and salty zeera (cumin) cookies!  Making the cookies was an easy process and involved just a few ingredients.


Theses cookies are a little bit salty with a hint of sweetness. They are crispy and golden brown. The cumin seeds give a unique taste and flavor to the cookies. A great little snack to munch on….




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Cumin Cookies

Makes 30 cookies


8 oz. Of butter

4 oz. Of sugar

.35 oz. Of salt

1.5 oz. Of eggs

12 oz. Of all-purpose flour

3 tsp. of cumin


1. Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl.

2. Gradually add the egg(s), mixing well after each addition.

3. Sift flour and salt into a medium sized bowl. Whisk in cumin.

4. Add dry mixture into butter mixture into two parts, beating until flour is absorbed. Don’t over mix.

5. Shape dough into a disk and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

6. Roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper. The dough should be ¼ inch thick.

7. Cut out circles out of the dough with a circle cutter.

8. Place cut outs on a baking sheet lined with parchment and sprinkle circles with a bit of cumin to garnish.

9. Bake cookies in a 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.



Cookie Monster Cake

Last Thursday, on the Thanksgiving day, it was my brother’s 6th birthday. I decided to surprise him with  every kids’ favorite character: The Cookie monster! Making this cake was really fun and super easy. I did not use any fondant; only icing, a marshmallow, and a yummy chocolate chip cookie of course! All I did to make this cake was pipe on royal blue icing with a #21 star tip on the sides and top of the cake. I also left some space on the top of the cake for the mouth. For the mouth, I used black chocolate icing and just spread the icing where I wanted the mouth to be. For the eyes, I took one normal sized marshmallow and cut it in half. I placed each half of marshmallow on the cake and used two brown M&Ms as the pupils. Then I used a mini chocolate chip cookie and stuck it into the mouth with a trail of cookie crumbs.

My brother really enjoyed eating this cake and so did our thanksgiving guests!

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