Christmas Mice Cookies Recipe
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Christmas Mice Cookies Recipe

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These whimsical little cuties taste like truffles. Every Christmas, we make sure to have enough for friends and neighbors. —Deborah Zabor, Fort Erie, ON
Recommended: Christmas Treats
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs, divided
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 36 red nonpareils
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 18 pieces black shoestring licorice (2 inches each)

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 135 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in 1 cup wafer crumbs and sour cream. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until firm enough to shape.
  2. Place remaining wafer crumbs in a shallow bowl. For each mouse, roll about 1 tablespoon crumb mixture into a ball; taper one end to resemble a mouse. Roll in wafer crumbs to coat. Attach nonpareils for eyes, sliced almonds for ears and licorice pieces for tails. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Christmas Mice Cookies in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p35

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Amanda User ID: 8984230 258035
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2016

"Really cute and simple! But the eyes are just SO CREEPY!!!!!"

cindiak User ID: 221828 213850
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"These are so easy and everyone thought they were so cute! They were delicious, too!"

booklady15668 User ID: 5310201 162240
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2014

"I make these cookies every year. I use Archway Dutch Cocoa cookies - I put the cookies in a food processor. Once the cookie crumbs, sour cream and chocolate are mixed I refrigerate for a couple hours before they can actually be handled without a mess. These little treats CAN be frozen without any problem. Although the grandkids are getting older, they still love these little guys."

M-Miles User ID: 5142529 180978
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"These are so cute! I made them for Christmas this year. I couldn't find chocolate Nilla wafers so I used chocolate graham crackers."

gothicniteangel User ID: 6541890 95968
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"I made these at Christmas time and they were a hit, I even made heart shaped ones for my hubby for Valentines day. And i plan to make again and again, LOVE EM.

Used chocolate teddy grahams as the cookie since i can't find chocolate nilla wafers. And it's great!"

[email protected] User ID: 3781128 107571
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"made mine with choc-covered marchino cherries with stems, mounted on 1/2 sandwich cookie. SUPER HIT FOR ALL. ALREADY GOT REQUESTS BY cookie-SELLERS AT CHURCH FOR NEXT YEAR."

jgsaites User ID: 4640920 107557
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"Used "chocolate Cats" cookies from Trader Joe's for the chocolate wafer cookies. Did not make the mice but made "truffles" out of this super easy recipe and rolled them in a variety of crumbs - graham cracker crumbs, coconut, finely crushed candy canes and finely chopped pecans. Very pretty and tasty! Tripled the recipe."

kikimom8 User ID: 6372381 180977
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"This was an awesome recipe!! I acctualy made this one with my kids and didnt feel like screaming lol. They taste great too. We made 3 dif kinds cuz we have a big family. we made them with white chips and gram cracker and with peanutbutter chips and gram crackers they are all great thanks so much fior sharing this one!!!!! It will be made again!"

garaldineloismiddleton User ID: 5208571 164676
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"I made these for a Christmas party they were not only cute but also very tasty. I used chocolate graham crackers, then I made a batch using regular graham crackers. What a hoot! I'm making more for another party next week. Love them little mice"

ediecz User ID: 3588527 159368
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"An absolute blast to make with children. We ate them by holding them by their tales. Lots of giggles. Oh yeah, they taste very good too."

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