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super cute and delicious to eat.
i'm doing all my christmas baking and as i was mentally "filling" the tins with what i've made so far i realized i lacked something "peanutty".

..so i went on a hunt, and found this adorable idea.

Posted by Nesse13 from Guelph, Ontario, Canada • Published See Nesse13's 16 projects »

  • How to decorate an animal cookie. Peanut Butter Xmas Mice Cookies. - Step 1
    Step 1

    in a large bowl, mix the peanut butter, butter, and sugars until mixture is light and fluffy. beat in egg and vanilla. combine flour and baking soda and slowly add to the mixture. mix well. roll dough together, place on a sheet of saran wrap, refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • How to decorate an animal cookie. Peanut Butter Xmas Mice Cookies. - Step 2
    Step 2

    roll mixture into 1 inch balls. place them 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. pinch each ball at one end to taper.

  • How to decorate an animal cookie. Peanut Butter Xmas Mice Cookies. - Step 3
    Step 3

    insert two peanut halves in center of each ball for ears. add one M&M bit for nose and two chocolate chips for eyes.

  • How to decorate an animal cookie. Peanut Butter Xmas Mice Cookies. - Step 4
    Step 4

    bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes, or till bottom is a nice golden brown.(do not let it harden or you won't be able to add the tail). Gently insert one licorice piece into the back of each warm cookie for tail. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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Ichigo M.
Ichigo M. · 13 projects
I love these! But this can work with any cookie dough right?
Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.
I found the recipe!: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Peanut-Butter-Christmas-Mice

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup peanut halves
Green & Red M&M's
Mini semisweet chocolate chips
60 to 66 pieces red shoestring licorice (2 inches each)
OPTIONAL: Cake decorator holly leaf and berry candies

Recipe says it makes about 5 dozen, so you'd need about 5 dozen of the M&Ms (2.5 doz each of red & green), and then about 120 of the mini chocolate chips (60x2)
Louise T.
Louise T.
Can you send me the exact measurements for this mice cookie recipe? Thanks
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Hi, they look yummie and sooo cute, i think i will make a glutenfree version of it. They are irresistible!;-D XO
Audrey · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 11 projects
so cute!
Alyssa :)
Alyssa :) · 24 projects
I absolutely love this! and I'm deffinately making these this year Happy
astral_sakurachan23 · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 6 projects
Awwwwwwwww!!X3 so cute!!! But I agree....the measurements are a bit confusing ^_~" Can you send me the recipe pleaaaaaaaaaaase?? =D
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 378 projects
These are so adorable! I think I will make some of these for a friend for Christmas. Thanks for sharing this idea with us!
Nesse13 · Guelph, Ontario, CA · 16 projects
it's a peanut butter cookie recipe, almost identical to the one you see on the back of some peanut butter jars, minus the baking powder.
i can't wait to see your version!
Hank · Wirral, England, GB · 10 projects
Aaaaahh! these are so fudging amazing HappyDD
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