Christmas Mice Shortbread

Christmas Mice Shortbread

Add something creative to your Christmas celebration. Enjoy these mice shaped shortbread cookies.

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maraschino cherries with stems, drained
cup white baking chips or chocolate chips
teaspoon vegetable oil
package (5.3 ounces) shortbread triangles
sliced almonds
white baking chips or chocolate chips
Shredded coconut
red cinnamon candies
  1. Cover work area with piece of waxed paper about 18 inches long. Dry cherries with paper towels.
  2. Place 2/3 cup chips and the oil in 6-ounce custard cup. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 10 seconds or until chips are softened; stir until smooth.
  3. Hold 1 cherry by stem (mouse tail), and dip into melted chips, covering completely. Immediately place on shortbread triangle, with tail at 45-degree angle. Place 2 of the sliced almonds against front of cherry to form mouse ears. Repeat with remaining cherries, shortbread and almonds.
  4. Using the remaining melted chips as glue and a toothpick to spread the melted chips, attach the flat side of a whole chip (flat side back) to the base of the almonds to form the mouse head. Using melted chips as glue, attach a few shreds of coconut for the whiskers and a cinnamon candy for the nose.
  5. Let cool without moving 50 to 60 minutes or until melted chip mixture is firm and completely set. Store in cool place up to 1 week.
Makes 15 cookies
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Holiday Hints
We think the shortbread cookies resemble a wedge of cheese, but you can use other purchased or homemade flat-surfaced cookies for the base of your mice decorations. A merry mouse can add the final touch to your holiday food platters. Kids will have fun placing mice on a saucer next to Grandma and Grandpa's cups of coffee or on a plate of cookies for Santa.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 55),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 2mg;
  • Sodium 50mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.