Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Mice, Christmas Mice Cookies

Our 12 days of cookies is completed today with these adorable Christmas Mice Cookies. Kids and adults alike will love these fun cookies; enjoy!

CHRISTMAS MICE COOKIES

  • 24 double-stuffed Oreo cookies
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. shortening
  • 24 red maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
  • 24 milk chocolate kisses
  • 24 sliced almonds
  • 1 small tube green decorative icing gel
  • 1 small tube red decorative icing gel
Carefully twist cookies apart; set aside the halves with cream filling. Save plain halves for another use, or to eat later on (crush them to use in pie crusts instead of graham crackers).

In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening on high for 1 minute, stir, and continue to heat, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth. Holding each cherry by the stem, dip in melted chocolate, then press onto the bottom of a chocolate kiss. Place on the cream filling of cookie, with cherry stem extending beyond cookie edge.

For ears, place slivered almonds between the cherry and kiss. Refrigerate until set. With green gel, pipe holly leaves on the cream.  With red gel, pipe holly berries between leaves and pipe eyes on each chocolate kiss. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Makes 24 mice.
We hope you've enjoyed our 2010 12 Days of Cookies. We'll be back next year with 12 new recipes. Don't forget to check out all our recipes here on our blog, as well as our website's recipe page.

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