PEANUT BUTTER MICE

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup peanut halves
  • 2 tablespoons green and red M&M mini baking bits
  • 4 teaspoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cake decorator holly leaf and berry candies
  • 60 pieces red shoestring licorice (2 inches each)

Directions

  • 1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
  • 2. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • 3. Combine the flour and baking soda; gradually add ot the creamed mixture.
  • 4. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • 5. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 6. Pinch each ball at one end to taper.
  • 7. Insert 2 peanut halves in center of each ball for ears.
  • 8. Add one M&M baking chip for nose and 2 chocolate chips for eyes.
  • 9. Arrange holly and berry candies in front of one ear.
  • 10. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until set.
  • 11. Gently insert one licorice piece into each warm cookie for tail.
  • 12. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes

A few years ago I found this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine. The kids (and adults) love when I make them at Christmas.

Categories: Christmas  Nuts  Oven 

Author Credit: Taste of Home Magazine

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