Peanut Butter Christmas Mice

Recipe by Baby Chevelle
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READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 5 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 12
    cup packed brown sugar
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12
  • 12
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 12
    cup peanuts, halved
  • 2
    tablespoons M&M's plain chocolate candy, miniature baking bits red and green
  • 4
    teaspoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • cake decorator holly leaf and berry decorative candies
  • 60 -66
    pieces red shoestring licorice (2 inches each)
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DIRECTIONS

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