Christmas Eve Mice
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling
- 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
- Carefully twist cookies apart; set aside the halves with cream filling. Save plain halves for another use.
- 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.
- 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.
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Nutrition Facts1 piece: 151 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Dec 19, 2019
I always include the Christmas Eve Mice in my Christmas Cookie Boxes. I do make one change for those who have nut allergies. I use a small piece of a caramel and shape into the ears. It is so easy and works so well. I get rave reviews from kids and adults alike.
Dec 18, 2018
I found these little mice in one of your cookbooks years ago and they've been a hit every year since. Kids especially love the but adults also think they're too cute to eat. It's become a Christmas tradition - Christmas Eve mice!
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.
Feb 26, 2014
everybody loves these little mice. it's easier to use a white chocolate oreo
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.
Nov 25, 2013
These are absolutely adorable!!! Definately making these this year. Thank you for sharing
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.
Jul 12, 2013
Learned to make these in a "Wilton" class years ago. Forgot all about it. I will make these again.
Apr 13, 2013
We had fun making them and the best part was eating them the kids had fun.
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.