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Christmas Mice Cookies

 Christmas Mice Cookies
These whimsical little cuties taste like truffles. Every Christmas, we make sure to have enough for friends and neighbors. —Deborah Zabor, Fort Erie, ON
18 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

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