Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
This recipe comes from my husband's family. When his mother passed away, his little sister began making these cookies. The first year we all had to laugh because they looked more like white rats, than mice! Make these small!
- 1 cup butter
- 2⁄3 cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 cup powdered sugar, to roll cookies
- Cream butter.
- Add sugar, flour and vanilla.
- Work with clean hands and nails.
- Add nuts.
- Use 1 1/2 teaspoons of dough (about the size of a regular marble) and shape into small mice (teardrop shape).
- Bake in a 350° oven for 10 minutes or until set.
- If you like larger mice, use 1 1/2 Tablespoons of dough (size of walnut or golf ball) Bake for 20 minutes.
- When cool, roll in powdered sugar.
- Baking time will be approximate, according to the size of the mice.
- Please watch your first batch and record the correct minutes for your size mice and oven temperature.
I made these for my Halloween party last weekend, with a few modifications: I omitted the Pecans, and added a little more powdered sugar. I also tinted my icing sugar for rolling with black & green food dye (great colour!). After rolling, I mixed a little more icing sugar with red food dye, and some with black food dye to paint on eyes and tails (with a paintbrush). I thought they tasted a little like shortbread - VERY yum. What a great, simple recipe! These will be on my Halloween menu next year!
I sit here laughing as I write this review. I have made these cookies for years, just have never heard them called White Mice. These are really great cookies and I would recommend them to everyone. I also change them up sometimes by adding different flavorings instead of the vanilla. Thanks for adding a smile to my face with the title