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Peanut Butter Mice

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Why I Love This Recipe

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.

Ingredients You'll Need

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)


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.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

My husband works for a pest control company, and I think everyone would love

I made these last night for my family. They looked absolutely adorable! And they tastes great! I recommend these for their ease in making and decorating. However, watch out this is a lot of cookie! Even my 4 year old couldn't eat one at one time.

sounds like it would be fun to make my grandchildren will enjoy making them and eating them

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