CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS MICE COOKIES

 

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  • Servings: 24
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Ingredients

  • 24 Double Stuffed Oreos
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • 1 ounce paraffin, chopped (see Notes)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (see Notes)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tube red (clear) gel icing
  • 1 tube green (clear) gel icing

Directions

  • Carefully twist Oreo cookies apart. Set aside the ones with the cream filling on them; save plain halves for another use.
  • In microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth.
  • Holding cherry by stem, dip in melted chocolate, then press onto the bottom of a chocolate kiss.
  • Place cherry and kiss onto the cream filling of the cookie. Let stem extend over the edge.
  • Make ears for your mouse by placing sliced almonds between the cherry and the kiss (before the chocolate sets).
  • Place in refrigerator until chocolate sets.
  • With green decorative gel, pipe holly leaves on white cream of cookie by the mouse.
  • Pipe holly berries between the leaves with the red gel.
  • Pipe eyes on each chocolate kiss.
  • Store in airtight container at room temperature.
  • TIPS: I used Almond Bark instead of the chocolate chips and eliminated the need for shortening.
  • Maraschino cherries need to have stems and be well-drained.
  • Keep chocolate hot by putting in a bowl over a steaming pan of water.
  • I used a teapot, took the lid off and placed my bowl over it after melting chocolate in microwave.
  • You can use a clean eyebrow tweezer or something else to grasp the cherries by the stems to dunk in chocolate.
  • Make extras because everyone at your party will want one to take home to show around and to use as a pattern to make their own!

Notes

These use Chocloate Cherry Mice(recipe previously posted).

These are easy to make and a great project to do with children. No baking required, just use Hershey's chocolate kisses, double stuffed Oreos, maraschino cherries and chocolate chips to "build" your Christmas mice!

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