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Christmas Mice Cookies Recipe

Christmas Mice Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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)


  • 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.

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.

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Amanda User ID: 8984230 258035
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2016

"Really cute and simple! But the eyes are just SO CREEPY!!!!!"

cindiak User ID: 221828 213850
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

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

booklady15668 User ID: 5310201 162240
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."

M-Miles User ID: 5142529 180978
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."

gothicniteangel User ID: 6541890 95968
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!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 3781128 107571
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."

jgsaites User ID: 4640920 107557
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"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."

kikimom8 User ID: 6372381 180977
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"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!"

garaldineloismiddleton User ID: 5208571 164676
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"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"

ediecz User ID: 3588527 159368
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"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."

jprocto User ID: 284449 175995
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"Grandchildren loved them. Can they be frozen??"

penskytay User ID: 3039778 180972
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"Do they have to be stored in the fridge because of the sour cream?"

bkeys1285 User ID: 1516350 159367
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"A most tasty and highly requested treat!"

terratoo User ID: 1743775 164661
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"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."

Donna I.M.J. User ID: 5934807 177663
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2011

"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."

pfaffgirl User ID: 4609516 162239
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"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."

JoAnnBoruvka User ID: 4311849 116976
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"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?"

cookiehatch User ID: 1445524 175051
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"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."

Susie B. User ID: 5666805 92897
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"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!"

doreenwright User ID: 1435393 108703
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"these little mice were easy to make, delicious and added a whimsical touch to my cookie platters."

Lphant User ID: 1877414 142562
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"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!"

Laurel Arleen User ID: 4613673 177661
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"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."

kity421 User ID: 3522434 116973
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"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."

Roxanne01 User ID: 3539043 103345
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"Can you make these ahead of time and freeze them"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 159366
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"My family loves odd cookies and these definitely qualify as odd. We love them and will definitely be keeping this recipe."

calyco User ID: 1925909 164601
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"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."

13313MCM User ID: 202157 108700
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"These are fun to make and gone in a flash! Make double batch's!"

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