Owl in Malay is "Burung Hantu" which translates as ghost bird and is believed by the Chinese and Malays to be a symbol of doom and death. When I was little, I used to think that owls ate babies as told by my grandma!
Older and certainly wiser now, I wish to depict these magnificent creatures in a different light - a leprechaun owl cookie for good luck.
Interestingly, I slipped and fell hard on my butt when I was reaching out for my rolling pin in the overhead kitchen cabinet while making these owlies. Bad luck or sheer coincidence? Ouch! My butt still hurts as I am typing this!