Christmas Mice Cookies Recipe
- 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)
- 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.
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.
Reviews for Christmas Mice Cookies
"Really cute and simple! But the eyes are just SO CREEPY!!!!!"
"These are so easy and everyone thought they were so cute! They were delicious, too!"
"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."
"These are so cute! I made them for Christmas this year. I couldn't find chocolate Nilla wafers so I used chocolate graham crackers."
"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."
"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!"
"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"
"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."
"Grandchildren loved them. Can they be frozen??"
"Do they have to be stored in the fridge because of the sour cream?"
"A most tasty and highly requested treat!"
"I have made these several times. Our church has a Chocolate Festival every October. I also make the Christmas Eve Mice which are made from Oreo cookies. The other half of the cookie I grind in the blender making fine crumbs and use them to make the Christmas Mice Cookies. It makes a more truffle like cookie, almost like a candy instead. So I can make 2 kinds of cookies from a package of Oreo cookies and they sell out quickly at our Festival. The licorice for tails can also be found at bulk food shops or as "wheels" at specialty candy stores. Fun to make and so tasty."
"What a great hit this was at Christmas. So easy to make. My grandchildren didn't want to eat them. They thought they were real. These will be made every year now for the holidays."
"These are adorable. I made them last year and again this year. Everyone wants the recipe. I couldn't find the string licorice either, so I used the twist and just cut little tails."
"These were great fun.I too used chocolate grahams because I couldn't find the wafers.I checked 3 stores and couldn't find string licorice either. Thinking about the fact that no one in our family really likes licorice anyway, I looked for an alternative. I decided on Tootsie Roll Midgies. I cut them in quarters, lengthwise, then microwaved them briefly to soften them, and rolled them in my hands to make them tail-shaped. It added a little more work to the recipe, but now none of our grandchildren will say, "Do I have to eat the licorice?"I do have a question. Do these need to be stored in the fridge?"
"I love these Christmas mice. Very cute and tasty. I couldn't find chocolate wafers and just used vanilla wafers, and they turned out great. Great fun for the kids, too."
"Darling, Unique and Delicious! I found the licorice at a candy store at the mall (rolled up in little wheels that you separate). I only needed about 1/4 cup of the wafer crumbs when I rolled the chocolate balls in them. Before refrigerating the mixture I potrioned it out with a small size cookie dough scoop then chilled the individual portions before rolling them in my palms and shaping them into mice. I'll definitely make them again!"
"these little mice were easy to make, delicious and added a whimsical touch to my cookie platters."
"Couldn't find chocolate wafer cookies, so I used chocolate graham crackers. I also used red licorice for the tails. They were so cute, easy and tasty!"
"My 10 year old granddaughter and I made these this afternoon. She's somewhat hesitant in the kitchen, but had a wonderful time making these. As an added bonus, they taste like chocolate cheesecake! Super easy, and kid friendly."
"These cookies were very easy to make and sooo cute, but were not very tasty. We had a cookie exchange and I only had one person out of ten actually like the taste of them. But they all loved the look and the simplicity of the recipe."
"Can you make these ahead of time and freeze them"
"My family loves odd cookies and these definitely qualify as odd. We love them and will definitely be keeping this recipe."
"Very quick and easy. For the outer coating I changed it a bit using cocoa powder or coconut on a few as I'm making creepy Halloween mice out of them."
"These are fun to make and gone in a flash! Make double batch's!"