Peanut Butter Christmas Mice

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    These are a real attention catcher.


    * 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
    * 1 cup creamy peanut butter
    * 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
    * 1/2 cup white sugar
    * 1 egg
    * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    * 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    * 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    * 1 cup peanut halves
    * 1/4 cup green candy sprinkles
    * 60 3-inch pieces red shoestring licorice


    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.

    Courtesy of Paula ..... Enjoy!


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    1. nightmares_n_fairy_tales 112 months ago | reply

      This is so cute!! lol

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    2. DeathByBokeh 112 months ago | reply

      10/10 for creativity.

    3. Sashertootie 112 months ago | reply

      Thank you everyone!

    4. seat_5a 112 months ago | reply

      How well do these keep? What is the best storage for them and for how long?

    5. Sashertootie 112 months ago | reply

      Thanks GLiTTeRbOi & seat_5a!

      seat_5a, the parkerman a.k.a. the hubby and his team mates made and entered this cookie for a baking contest :). So we really have no idea how long they will keep because it was baked and served within the same day and everything was consumed in a matter of 15-20 minutes.

    6. meinliebchen 112 months ago | reply

      As a huge lover of rats and mice (and a vegetarian), I have to say OH MY GOSH. These are the greatest cookies EVER.

      I am so definitely making these for Christmas this year! Thanks so much for posting the recipe.

    7. Sashertootie 112 months ago | reply

      You're very welcome Amee! Thank you for stopping by and have a great holiday :)

    8. cinnamint 111 months ago | reply

      those are too cute!

      i noticed that you mentioned "lacto-ovo vegetarian". am i wrong or doesn't that mean you don't eat eggs as well? did you use an egg replacer for this recipe?

    9. Sashertootie 111 months ago | reply

      cinnamint, lacto-ovo vegetarians can consume eggs and dairy products. Vegans are the strictest -- no meat, no eggs, no dairy.

    10. cinnamint 111 months ago | reply

      got it! thanks Sashertootie! :-)

    11. yoshiko314 111 months ago | reply

      Oh, that's very good idea!
      The looking of them are good and I'm happy i can taste both cookies and candies together!

    12. ♥loveberries 111 months ago | reply

      IbyB Decorative Award 3rd
      For Food category

    13. tiny muffins 108 months ago | reply

      Please add this and any other related photos you might have to Animal-Shaped Food! :]

    14. sunblock 108 months ago | reply

      An army of evil rats... They look yummy.

    15. 2GreenEyes [deleted] 107 months ago | reply

      Fantastic idea...thanks for sharing! Cute shot too.

    16. bivoir 106 months ago | reply

      So very cute and clever!

    17. cox-on-the-box - we have rain! 87 months ago | reply

      They look great. My housemate cant eat dried fruit so this would be a good substitute for mince pies.

    18. OneDayasRobot 69 months ago | reply

      my god, hide it from your cats ... ^Q^

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