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christmas mice shortbread

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a recipe by
Norma DeRemer
York, PA

My daughter showed me these and I am going to make these for my next party for sure. They are so easy and so cute. I will also make these with chocolate coating for other parties I plan. What fun and your guest will love them. These would also be great for kids parties. They would also love to help make them and placing them on a saucer next to Grandma and Grandpa's cups of coffee or on a plate of cookies for Santa.

★★★★★ 1
serves makes 15 cookies
prep time 30 Min

Ingredients For christmas mice shortbread

  • 15
    maraschino cherries with stems, drained
  • 2/3 c
    white baking chips or chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 pkg
    (5.3 ounce) shortbread triangles
  • 30
    sliced almonds
  • 15
    white baking chips or chocolate chips
  • shredded coconut
  • 15
    red cinnamon candies

How To Make christmas mice shortbread

  • 1
    Cover work area with pieces of waxed paper about 18 inches long.
  • 2
    Dry the cherries with paper towels being careful not to pull of the stems and set aside.
  • 3
    Place 2/3 cup of chips and the oil in a 6 ounce custard bowl and microwave uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 10 seconds or until chips are softened;remove from microwave and stir until smooth.
  • 4
    Hold 1 cherry by stem (mouse tail) and dip into melted chips, covering completely.
  • 5
    Immediately place them on shortbread triangles, with tail at 45 degree angle.
  • 6
    Plave 2 sliced almonds against front of cherry to form mouse ears. Repeat with remaining cherries, shortbread and almonds.
  • 7
    Using the remaining melted chips as glue and a tooth-pick to spread the melted chips, attach the flat side of a whole chip (flat side back) to the base of the almonds to form the mouse head.
  • 8
    Using melted chips as glue, attach a few shreds of coconut for whiskers and a cinnamon candy for the nose.
  • 9
    Let cool without moving 50 to 60 minutes or until melted chip mixture is firm and completely set.
  • 10
    Store in cool place up to one week. Decorate your cheese platter with them by placing them on shortbread triangles. But you can use other purchased or homemade flat-surfaced cookies for the bace of your mice decorations.

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