Years ago my mom instilled in me the love of baking homemade goodies for others at Christmas time. You see, she lived most of my college years on a sailboat. Living on a boat will teach you a few things, among them that you really don’t need quite as much “stuff” as you thought you did. But you know what you always need?
Cute, almond-y cookies shaped like little mice.
The cookies themselves are a light texture with subtle almond flavoring. With the addition of a little creative decoration they get a mouse-y makeover!
- all-purpose floursalt
- almond extract
- sliced almonds
- pull-apart twizzlers
- mini chocolate chips
- black frosting or melted chocolate
Step by step
- Cream together butter and sugar, then add remaining wet ingredients.
- Mix dry ingredients separately then add to wet ⅓ at a time.
- Wrap dough tightly and chill at least one hour.
- Roll chilled dough into balls, tapering at one end to form the mouse body shape.
- Pinch one end slightly to form the head then insert almond “ears.”
- Bake 20 minutes.
- Immediately after removing from the oven use a toothpick to create a hole on the back end of the mouse and insert the Twizzler tail. Add a mini chocolate chip nose to the head.
- after the cookie cools use melted chocolate or frosting to make the eyes.
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Christmas Mice Cookies are a fun tradition the entire family will love! Usually made on Christmas Eve, these delightful little cookies are as delicious as they are adorable.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- pull apart twizzlers
- mini chocolate chips
- black frosting or melted chocolate for eyes
1. In electric mixer, add the butter and whip on high speed until fluffy. Add sugar slowly, then egg and almond extract and continue to mix an additional 2 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl mix flour and salt.
3. Slow mixer speed to low and slowly add flour mixture ⅓ at a time. Mix until uniform.
4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill an hour.
5. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Roll dough into balls, tapering one end to form mouse shape.
6. Pinch tapered end to form mouse’s head and insert almonds for ears.
7. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
8. Immediately upon removing from oven poke a hole in the bottom with a skewer or toothpick and insert twizzler “tail.” Add mini chocolate chip for nose (it’s important to do this when the mice are still very hot as the heat melts the chip to the cookie and adheres the tail as well.)
9. Cool on cookie rack. When cookie is completely cook add “eyes” from frosting or melted chocolate with fine tip tip.
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