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Christmas Eve Mice Recipe

Christmas Eve Mice Recipe

Assembling these merry mice is so much fun that the kids will definitely want to help. My daughter gave me the recipe, along with a warning...your guests just might think these treats are too cute to eat!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings


  • 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


  • 1. Carefully twist cookies apart; set aside the halves with cream filling. Save plain halves for another use.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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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carolynstowers User ID: 4001197 249552
Reviewed 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."

puffybloomers User ID: 1501090 94277
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"everybody loves these little mice. it's easier to use a white chocolate oreo"

golftinker User ID: 7513716 72505
Reviewed 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."

Debiana User ID: 1536180 52846
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"These are absolutely adorable!!! Definately making these this year. Thank you for sharing"

Dawnaaberg User ID: 7476239 30349
Reviewed 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."

flgrammy42 User ID: 696078 86192
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2013

"Learned to make these in a "Wilton" class years ago. Forgot all about it. I will make these again."

chbybaby User ID: 5384901 52845
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"We had fun making them and the best part was eating them the kids had fun."

NermalJ User ID: 2581865 52843
Reviewed 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."

hutton513 User ID: 3334353 88544
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"Was such a hit!!"

Marymarycaroline User ID: 5730625 35806
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"Great recipe. Make sure you dry the cherries with papertowel before dipping in the melted chocolate. Adorable and a huge hit at my office party!!!"

BearCook User ID: 1032880 78847
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"My daughter brought a Christmas mouse home from a Christmas party 13 years ago and we have made them every Christmas since. We melt chocolate bark to dip the cherries in. One fourth of a pkg will make 3 dozen mice. We set the mice on top of a white-chocolate dipped oreo cookie."

picabo User ID: 58783 35877
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"This is an awsome recipe to make for a cookie exchange or just too WOW! your friends, and soooooooo.... easy to make. would definantly be a good sell at a bake sale for Christmas."

cherylrein User ID: 2921847 30177
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"I have made these many times. They are cute on a cookie plate even if you don't use the oreos. I use melted edible paraffin wax with the chocolate chips instead of shortening for all my chocolate dipped cookies and candies - it makes the chocolate smooth and really easy to dip."

Esther1951 User ID: 3469008 72504
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"I use these wrapped individually in cellophane tied with red ribbon as small gifts to co-workers in my office."

jbquilter User ID: 6368877 46883
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"I made these years ago and didn't know where my recipe was. Thank goodness for the internet! Found it in a few minutes compared to looking thru books for hours. I love these little mice and I'm going to make them for our monthly quilting group!"

MrsMcCord User ID: 4645924 31549
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"These were fun to make and better to eat. I shared some with my quilt ministry and they all wanted to make them."

sarwho User ID: 4908058 86188
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"Changed theme to Halloween and they delighted everyone. Can hardly wait to make them for Christmas."

LuisMarleny User ID: 6184561 35876
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"Is a cute and fun for the holidays."

terratoo User ID: 1743775 94053
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"I bought the book "Treasury of Christmas Recipes" just to get this recipe and I've never been disappointed. I make these every October for our chocolate Festival at church. With help, we made over 200 last year and sold every one. With the half of the Oreo not used I grind it up in the blender using the fine crumbs to make the Christmas Mice Cookies recipe which taste like truffles. So you can get 2 kinds of cookies from a package of Oreo cookies. I find also most people don't want to eat them "they are too cute"."

bobe6rfe User ID: 2820424 78846
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"My 10 year old daughter made these with very little assistance from me. She took them to school for her 5th grade class brunch and they were one of the first desserts gone. Alot of compliments for very little effort"

whitpril User ID: 5491703 85965
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"So easy to make! The most time consuming part was taking the foil wrap off of the Hershey's Kisses. I took them to two parties at Christmas and ran out of mice at both parties."

Barbs5 User ID: 5674177 78845
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"Love this recipe. My kids love it and have fun helping to make them. Any ideas of what to use as ears in place of almonds? My son is allergic to tree nuts? Thanks."

cookiequeen123 User ID: 5669176 35875
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"This recipe is so easy and the result is so cute! It was a slight labor of love. Took me 2 hours to make 50 from start to finish. Another variation I saw was to use a white chocolate covered oreo for the base - that would save from having the extra cookie halves! Great recipe though! Love it!"

Qwizwizard User ID: 5666968 35850
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"These cute mice are always a big hit. I've been making them for about 5 years. I use them alongside name cards at table settings on Christmas Day. Inevitably, every time I bring these mice to a Christmas gathering or bake sale, I am asked for the recipe. Using the Double-Stuffed Oreo is KEY!! They're so much easier to pull apart than the standard oreo. Also, let the melted chocolate cool just long enough so that it is not too "loose" and you'll get better results."

lhayhurst User ID: 3569998 85962
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"This is the first cookie that is chosen for Family cookie Night during December at our house. We love them. I have made them with my Missionettes at church for their families and girls could wait to be a part of my class and make them. Our granddaughter strted making them when she was 3 years old."

bullwink User ID: 2691042 118026
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"These were so much fun to make and look at!! Making these for Christmas next year for sure!!! Gotta love those red icing eyes!!"

mesiu User ID: 2775956 85959
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"These turnes out so delicou and cute that I would not even want to eat them! They only took about what...20 minutes tops! Very easy for kids to make and simply! I microwaved the simisweet chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute with the shortening and it took a little stirring and was all set! Make sure to stir it up because the chips suill look whole and if they are microwaved too long, they burn. Plus, I don't have a double boiler either. If you don't have double stuffed oreos, using vanila or any favorite flavor frosting on a chocolate cookie and put the mouse on top! My family was amazed to see hese very cute creatures!"

[email protected] User ID: 2350474 86185
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"I made these mice at Christmas and took them to two different parties and they were a big hit. Not only are they cute but they taste good too!"

pixterqueen User ID: 4660400 30174
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"A co-worker brought these to work and I immediately made them for my next event. They disappeared from the plate so fast, they were gone before I went through the line. They are SO easy to make and so cute. I didn't even put the red eyes or put them on an oreo, but I will definitely put them on an oreo next time because the chocolate stuck to my plate. This is adorable and loved by all!"

lornawilt User ID: 3877944 118025
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"These cookies were so easy to make and to my surprise they were the best tasting of all the cookies I made this year."

Dinsky User ID: 3102900 35805
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"These where absolutely wonderful. They got rave reviews at our Christmas Bazaar.

My cherries where a bit small for the "kisses' face so I used Chipits Mini-Kisses and cut the almonds in half (placing the cut behind the kisses).
Both the recipe and the made-up mice are much in demand.
Thanks for such an adorable project!!"

wargofive User ID: 114241 204224
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

Hi I make these mice, but I don't separate the oreo's cause it was so timeconsuming, so I purchase white coated oreos and put the mice on it and decorate the sides of the cookie
they are always such a big hit

sheilam57 User ID: 966323 77831
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"I have been making these cute little mice for about 10 years now. I get requests every year at Christmastime. I make them without the cookie and I also "spike" the cherries. I usually soak them in Oct. so they get good and spiked."

ThereseGreene User ID: 1409826 35825
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"I have been making these for 3 years now and they have become a much asked for "tradition" at the annual family Christmas party. Little red hearts instead of the holly and berry make them "Valentine Mice" and great treats for school."

Scorpio woman User ID: 3595542 35804
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"My sister, sister-in-law and I made approximately 75 of these cute mice for a senior citizens Christmas party. One was placed at each place setting.......they were a huge hit! A couple of nights later I went out for dinner in a small local restaurant and I overheard a conversation between 2 couples who had been in attendance at the party......they were talking about how cute and delicious the ittle mice were. They had no idea I had been involved in making them, and were very complimentary about the little mice! They were such fun to make and present!"

taffy007 User ID: 2995678 77830
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"Just thought it would be a good time to mention this about these mice treats. I once included a couple in a treat box I gave to the people at our pet's boarding kennel, they thought the mice were so wonderful that they saved one on the check-in counter for all to admire."

alcyjr User ID: 498047 72502
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"We love this recipe! I is so easy and so much fun to make...I did not use the Oreo Cookies....I just made the "mice" and used candy gift boxes to place them in for a nice presentation....everyone loved them!"

calyco User ID: 1925909 86182
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"I've made these a few times now and love how quick and easy they are. (Not to meantion yummy.) I leave off the cookie part of it and use them as Halloween mice."

pamedic954 User ID: 2561706 31547
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"I made these last year and they were the hit of the party. Besides being adorable, they are so tasty"

heather :-) User ID: 3152252 35824
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2008

"i make these every year and my twin cousins have grew up on them. they even ask me to make them in the summer!"

tigerwoman45 User ID: 1105924 31546
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2007

"It would be nice if all the recipes had pictures to go by."

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