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
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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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

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

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."

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."

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!"

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."

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