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Mice Cookies

These sweet critters are perfect for youngsters to make with Mom. "Our daughter loves to help when I bake them," shares Linda Wheeler of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. "We both agree they're a lot of fun to eat!"—Linda Wheeler, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins, halved
  • 1/4 cup red-hot candies
  • 60 pieces red and/or black shoestring licorice (2 inches)

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar; beat in egg and extracts. Gradually add flour; mix well. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Shape into 1-in. balls; pinch front of each ball to form a nose. Add two peanuts halves for ears, two raisin pieces for eyes and one red-hot for nose. Poke a hole for tail with a toothpick. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks Insert licorice pieces for tails.
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