Peanut Butter Christmas Mice

Peanut Butter Christmas Mice

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"I have made these since 1989. They are always a hit when I make them for my son's class."

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  • Calories:
  • 118 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl combine butter and peanut butter; beat until creamy. Add brown and white sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla extract and baking soda until well blended. With mixer on low, mix in flour just until blended. Cover and chill for 1 hour, or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Shape 1 level tablespoon of dough into 1 inch balls. Taper each ball at one end into a teardrop shape. Press flat on one side. Place flat sides down, 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press the sides of the dough in to raise the 'backs' of the mice, as dough will spread slightly during baking.
  4. Gently push 2 peanut halves in each 'mouse' for ears, and 2 pieces of green candy for eyes. With a toothpick make a hole 1/2 inch deep in the tail ends.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until firm.
  6. Transfer to a cooling rack and insert licorice pieces as tails.
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I made these cute little guys for my daughter's preschool Christmas party. They were a huge hit. They are a little time consuming, but are worth the effort for a special children's cookie. I ...

I love this recipe! I made these adorable mice for a Christmas party I had, and people enjoyed them so much my husband requested to take a batch to his Xmas potluck! They tasted delicious too....

I made these for a cookie exchange as well and everyone thought they were really cute. I used black licorice instead of red, and little silver ball candies for the eyes. The only problem I fou...