Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Night Before Christmas Mice

This mouse cookie recipe is a fun recipe to make with the kids. They are more of a cookie for decorating than a cookie that's going to win you best cookie recipe of the year. They have a sweet chocolatey taste, but I felt they were a bit dry. I still wanted to post them though, because the kids really liked them and my daughter had fun making her own little mice.

3/4 c sugar
1/2 c softened butter
1/2 c shortening
1 t. vanilla
1 egg
2 1/4 flour
1/4 c. unsweetened  cocoa
1/2 t. baking powder
mini semi-sweet chocolate chips for eyes
red or black string licorice for tail

Beat sugar, butter, and shortening until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mix well. Mix dry ingredients together and add to wet mixture. Mix well. Form into 1 inch ball, pinch/form nose. Form 2 little flat ears for each and put on head. Add choc. chips for eyes. Bake on un-greased cookie sheet at 325 for 8-10 minutes. Put the tails in right when you pull them out of the oven while still hot.

Makes 3 dozen mice

Recipe found in the Gooseberry Patch Old Fashioned Country Cookies cook book. Pin It

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