I've really been wanting to try to make these since the moment I saw them on tumblr (which it looks like was about month ago.) The originals were from The Cinnamon Tree Bakery in London, England, picked up/photographed at the Borough Market by LipglossJunkie and posted on flickr well over a year ago. One of my flickr contacts, Sonya Phillip, made them recently too, and I think I must have gotten the idea to add the wings from her. (She does very cool knit art, by the way, worth checking out!)
I used the Shortbread recipe from Vegan Cookies. It made eighteen of these guys. I mentioned my lack of a circle cookie cutter when I was making the Oreos, so I just used a glass. The eyes are Chocolate Chips, and the beak is an almond. Plus a few lines from a fork for the bottom feathers. Watching them come together was fun:
Of course now that they all have eyes I do feel a little strange eating them, but they are too tasty. I can't wait to have them tomorrow morning, since I bet they will be great with coffee!