Scary Mouse Cookies

Stormy Stewart

By
@karlyn255

These are fun to make and make great kids cookies for parties, halloween or school events.


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Serves:

a large family of mice lovers

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

1 c
butter, softened
1 c
powdered sugar
1
egg
1 tsp
almond extract
1 tsp
vanilla
2 2/3 c
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
red licorice ropes
1/4 c
mini chocolate chips (approx)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla. Stir dry ingredients together, then add to wet and stir thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
2
Working with one quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remainder refrigerated, roll a scant tablespoon full of dough into ball. Then roll slightly one end to look like a mouse’s body for each cookie. Press eyes (Mini chocolate chips) firmly into the head end of the cookie. Insert a part of licorice in the other end for a tail. Add little ears by poking a knife in and pushing up slightly at back of head, Or making two small balls and adding them. You want them a bit thin and gangly looking, since they’ll puff a little when you bake them.
3
Place on lightly greased baking sheets (or use silicone sheets or parchment); bake in 325 F oven for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for a few minutes.

Can set them around a slice of cheese for effect.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #mouse-cookies