Peanut Butter Christmas Mice

Bernice Mosteller


I make these cookies for my Grand Children. The original recipe came from Taste Of Home Recipe Book. I adapted it to suit my needs. You can adapt this recipe for other occasions also. They are so easy & very delicious.


★★★★★ 2 votes

It states 5 dozen. I got 35 cookies with mine.
45 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
    creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 - 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • ·
    peanut halves
  • ·
    green & red m & m's miniature baking bits
  • ·
    miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • ·
    cake decorator holly leaves & berry candies
  • ·
    red twizzlers candy ( the kind you can peel into stripes.)

How to Make Peanut Butter Christmas Mice


  1. In a large bowl, cream the peanut butter, butter, sugar & brown sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour & baking soda,gradually add to the creamed mixture. ( Dough will be soft.) Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Pinch each ball at one end to taper. Insert two peanut halves in the center of each ball for ears. Add one M&M baking bit for nose & two chocolate chips for eyes. Arrange holly & and berry candies in front of ear.
  3. Bake at 350* for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Gently insert 1 licorice piece into each warm cookie for tail. Let cool completely.
  4. EDITORS NOTE: Reduced- fat or Generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.

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About Peanut Butter Christmas Mice

Course/Dish: Cookies Candies Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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