Christmas Mice for Santa
3/4 cwhite sugar
1 cbutter, softened
2 1/4 call purpose flour
1/4 ccocoa, unsweetened (i use hershey's)
1/2 tspbaking powder
·mini chocolate chips
·chocolate licorice cut into this strips
How to Make Christmas Mice for Santa
- Beat sugar and butter until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and blend well. Lightly sift or spoon measured flour into a bowl and stir in cocoa and baking powder. Mix well. Stir dry ingredients into wet mixing well. Shape dough in to 1" balls. To form the nose pinch one end of the ball. Set the ball on a firm surface and gently pinch both sides of the nose to form ears and eye sockets. Press a mini chip on each side of the nose to create eyes. Set these little guys on an ungreased baking sheet baking sheet about 2" apart.
- Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and immediately press the licorice strip into the mouse to create the tail.
Make about 3 dozen and they are so cute. I enjoy making these with the neighborhood kids. We end up making about three batches as they seem to run off almost as soon as they are finished.