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Owls & Santie Cookies

April 9, 2011

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At our latest wine fire we were joined, though not too closely, by the
Great Horned Owl, who nests nearby. I tried to take some photos, but it was getting dark.

When the kittens were young we did not allow them outside at night; their light-colored coats & small size made them easy prey for this silent hunter. We lost our Tumble, Moxie’s sister 2 years ago to a coyote or bobcat while we were celebrating #3 son’s graduation at Furman University. Tumble was a rounder who liked to stay out all night. Moxie has always wanted to come in at night to sleep in her bed; she stays in now because of the evil tomcat who has terrorized her recently. Too bad the owl doesn’t dispatch him…

One of my favorite books to read to classes when the boys were young was Owl Babies…& I still love it!

Owl babies


I called these Sand Cookies at first. The boys called them Sandy Cookies. My youngest started calling them Santie’s (Santa’s) Cookies when I made them at Christmas-time & it stuck.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of Sea Salt & Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose Flour
  • Cinnamon Sugar Mix &/or Colored Sugar


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix together ingredients in order listed.
  3. Drop with a teaspoon (the kind with which you eat cereal) onto cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.
  4. Sprinkle with colored sugar or cinnamon & sugar.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes, slightly browned.
  6. Cool on rack.



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