Christmas Mice Shortbread

Norma DeRemer


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.


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makes 15 cookies
30 Min


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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
sliced almonds
white baking chips or chocolate chips
shredded coconut
red cinnamon candies

How to Make Christmas Mice Shortbread


  • 1Cover work area with pieces of waxed paper about 18 inches long.
  • 2Dry the cherries with paper towels being careful not to pull of the stems and set aside.
  • 3Place 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.
  • 4Hold 1 cherry by stem (mouse tail) and dip into melted chips, covering completely.
  • 5Immediately place them on shortbread triangles, with tail at 45 degree angle.
  • 6Plave 2 sliced almonds against front of cherry to form mouse ears. Repeat with remaining cherries, shortbread and almonds.
  • 7Using 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.
  • 8Using melted chips as glue, attach a few shreds of coconut for whiskers and a cinnamon candy for the nose.
  • 9Let cool without moving 50 to 60 minutes or until melted chip mixture is firm and completely set.
  • 10Store 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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About Christmas Mice Shortbread

Course/Dish: Fruit Appetizers
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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