Creative Cookie Recipe: Mice

An infestation of yummy proportions!
An infestation of yummy proportions! | Source

Nice mice!

Skip the dirt and disease-ridden "real thing", and create an infestation of cute, yummy, chocolate mice! Yes, it is possible to have a mouse on the counter without screaming and grabbing a rolled-up newspaper. In fact, they are polite, adorable, and are not smelly! The only catch is, these mice do not eat your crumbs - they make them!

Sliced almonds
Sliced almonds | Source
Writing Icing/Icing Tubes
Writing Icing/Icing Tubes | Source

The Indgredients

Unfortunately, one can not easily buy 40 sliced almonds, or 20 maraschino cherries. Therefore, buying in bulk may be unavoidable. Use as many or as much of the ingredients as you desire, to make as many mice as you would like!

The list is not long, and these are just the basics. There is not a standard for this recipe. The amount used is up to you!

  • Oreos
  • Sliced (not slivered) almonds
  • Cherries with stems (I use maraschino cherries)
  • Semi-sweet chocolate bars (approximately 2 oz. for every 20 mice)
  • Hershey kisses
  • Icing (I used tipped icing tubes bought from Kroger.)

Chocolate covered cherries, after being chilled for about 20 minutes.
Chocolate covered cherries, after being chilled for about 20 minutes. | Source
The chocolate-covered "body and tail", on the oreos.
The chocolate-covered "body and tail", on the oreos. | Source
Adding the kisses (face).
Adding the kisses (face). | Source
Use melted chocolate as "glue" for the "ears".
Use melted chocolate as "glue" for the "ears". | Source
Body, face, and ears, oh my!
Body, face, and ears, oh my! | Source
Eyes and nose, made by using writing icing.
Eyes and nose, made by using writing icing. | Source

How to make mice

From start to finish, making mice takes about 40 minutes (for a small batch).

Chocolate covered maraschino cherries:

  • Melt the semi-sweet chocolate, stirring occasionally as to not let it burn.
  • Dip the cherries (with stems still attached) into the chocolate, and place on wax paper.
  • Place the cherries (on the wax paper) in the fridge (or another cool place) for about 20 minutes; just long enough to harden a bit.

Mouse Preparation:

  • While the cherries are being chilled, gather the rest of the ingredients.
  • Carefully twist the oreos, and pull the 2 chocolate sides apart. (Try not to be too picky about the way that the oreos turn out after twisting.)
  • I only use cookies that have icing. So, I put the "unusable" parts in a separate dish (for later consumption =] ).
  • Unwrap the chocolate kisses (you will need one per cookie), and place aside.

The Body:

  • Once the cherries have hardened and you've accumulated the usable oreos, gently place the cherries (one per cookie) onto the oreo cookie. I do so towards one outer edge, and so that the tail is facing out. (See the picture above right) - If the cherry does not stick, use a bit of melted chocolate as a sort of glue.
  • Place the kisses in front of the cherry:
  1. Make sure that the bottom of the kiss is against/facing the front of the cherry, and the point of the kiss is opposite the cherry stem/tail.
  2. If the kiss does not stay in place, use a dab of melted chocolate as glue.
  • Using melted chocolate as glue, place the sliced almonds (one at a time) in between the cherry and the kiss.
  1. Almonds can be broken in half, if too big.
  2. Differently sized and shaped almonds add a bit of character to the overall look.
  • Lastly, using icing tubes/writing icing, create the eyes and nose. I created the eyes on all of the mice, and then did the nose. Use whatever colors you would like!

MmmICE!

Chocolate Mice Cookies are great for any occasion.

Here are some ways to be even more creative:

  • Sprinkle coconut shavings on the oreos, to create the look of snow.
  • "Glue" (with chocolate) small pieces of black licorice, to create whiskers.
  • Use white or lighter brown chocolate to create different colored mice.
  • Use sprinkles for the eyes.

Mice are a scrumptious Christmas cookie, and are so cute for children. They pair well with a glass of milk or coffee.

I have a feeling, though, that Santa may be a bit apprehensive -at first- of eating the mice, but I'm sure that -once he does- next year, you may find a bit more under that tree. ;)

Enjoy! Happy Holidays!


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Gatti 4 years ago

These look amazing my mouth is watering!


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Mmhmm! =]

Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Gatti!


stessily 4 years ago

Veronica, these chewy critters are absolutely adorable! And they are so photogenic.

Thank you for sharing these little charmers!


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Stessily,

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment! I like that you call them "chewy critters" and "little charmers"!! So creative! =]


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

What a cute idea! I would imagine that kids everywhere would love these little cookies that look like mice. Voted up and useful.


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA

I will have to bookmark this and use it for my next baking party. These look fun to make and yummy to eat. Thanks for the idea!


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

PeggyW - Thank you! I've shared them with neighbors, and their kids absolutely adored the mice! =]

tlpoague - What a great idea! I hope they're a hit! Enjoy! Thank you for your feedback!


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

How cute and I bet they are yummy. I think I will use this recipe to keep my niece and nephew busy during holiday break


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Thank you!

They'll love it!! =] Have fun, and Happy Holidays!


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

These are some adorable mice! It's a great and fun recipe to make all through the year. I will share this recipe with my nieces so they can make this with their children. By the way, I love your photos!

Veronica -- Thank you for this charming idea.

Voted up and useful.


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Thank you, Sannel!

I've gotten quite an overwhelming response -in person and here on HP- about these cookies. Everyone just loves them. My mother froze a few for a few weeks, and they came out of the freezer fresh and like-new. (That's an especially good thing, as many of us freeze batch cookies.)

I hope that your nieces have fun with them. They're so cute to make. I love that there's such a mixture of flavors when eating them, too! =]


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Yummy recipes, photos and hub even if they are called mice!! :))


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Mice can be nice, I suppose! =] Thank you very much for taking the time to read the hub, look through the photos, and comment! Oh, and for being my 100th follower!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

My kids will LOVE these!! Well, two kids of three will. My oldest gets sad when she has to eat something with a cute face hahah Your layout and presentation was great and you made this look so easy. I have a new fun treat to make for school parties :)


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Thank you! I can't say that I blame your daughter for that! =]

Thank you for your kind words on the layout and presentation of the hub... my favorite kind of comment. I really appreciate feedback like that.

I hope that you're enjoying the New Year thus far!


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geegee77 4 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

That is so adorable Im gonna have to try that, sounds easy and fun for me and my granddaughter to make:) ge


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Thank you, Ge! I hope that you two have a blast & enjoy!! =]


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Happy Birthday to you! :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Oh, it's your Birthday, huh??? Well, Happy Birthday! (I'm not having any more of those).

Cute idea, love it.

I voted it UP, etc. and will share cause the idea is so cute.


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Aww! Thank you both so much! =]

Thank you, Mary, for your vote and for sharing!


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

These are so cute...did I just describe mice as cute? LOL

This can be a great cooking activity with the kids.


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

LOL It's okay, jpcmc, I had to take a step back myself when I was writing this - so strange to think about mice being cute! Thank you for your comment! :)


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Carolyn Rae 3 years ago from NY

These are possibly the most adorable cookies I have ever seen! I can't wait to make these! They will definitely be part of my Christmas cookie tray this year. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! So creative!


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VeronicaFarkas 3 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

You are welcome! I hope that they add some fun to your tray! :) Thank you for your comment. Happy Holidays!

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