Christmas Eve Mice Recipe
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Christmas Eve Mice Recipe

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Assembling these merry mice is so much fun that the kids will definitely want to help. My daughter gave me the recipe, along with a warning...your guests just might think these treats are too cute to eat!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 24 double-stuffed Oreo cookies
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 24 red maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
  • 24 milk chocolate kisses
  • 48 sliced almonds
  • 1 small tube green decorative icing gel
  • 1 small tube red decorative icing gel


  1. Carefully twist cookies apart; set aside the halves with cream filling. Save plain halves for another use.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Holding each cherry by the stem, dip in melted chocolate, then press onto the bottom of a chocolate kiss. Place on the cream filling of cookie, with cherry stem extending beyond cookie edge.
  3. For ears, place slivered almonds between the cherry and kiss. Refrigerate until set. With green gel, pipe holly leaves on the cream. With red gel, pipe holly berries between leaves. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Originally published as Christmas Eve Mice in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p37

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carolynstowers User ID: 4001197 249552
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2016

"sorry, I took so long to rate. I made the mice for Christmas for my grandchildren. They are so cute I promise they will bring a smile to everyone's face. The were so cute no one wanted to eat them."

puffybloomers User ID: 1501090 94277
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"everybody loves these little mice. it's easier to use a white chocolate oreo"

golftinker User ID: 7513716 72505
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"They were so easy to make, I melted the chocolate and crisco in a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water(double boiler ). And keep the water simmering so the chocolate keep warm while we put the mice together . Can't wait to bring them to the party."

Debiana User ID: 1536180 52846
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"These are absolutely adorable!!! Definately making these this year. Thank you for sharing"

Dawnaaberg User ID: 7476239 30349
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"These are great, take some time. I used chow mein noodles for tails as I had cherries without stems and they still look really cute:-) I pushed them lightly into the frosting so they would hold. One thing I found out is the "tail" should be level with the frosting or the cherry rolls to the side and then it is a mess. Also, I got white frosting and used that to frost the halves with no frosting so as to use the whole cookie. It worked out great, no waste that way."

flgrammy42 User ID: 696078 86192
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2013

"Learned to make these in a "Wilton" class years ago. Forgot all about it. I will make these again."

chbybaby User ID: 5384901 52845
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"We had fun making them and the best part was eating them the kids had fun."

NermalJ User ID: 2581865 52843
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"I made these today and they are so cute. If you create an assembly line they go together easily. I look forward to the reactions when I take them to the cookie swap."

hutton513 User ID: 3334353 88544
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"Was such a hit!!"

Marymarycaroline User ID: 5730625 35806
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"Great recipe. Make sure you dry the cherries with papertowel before dipping in the melted chocolate. Adorable and a huge hit at my office party!!!"

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