Eeeek! The whimsical mice I made evoked shrieks of delight from the kids at our party. Peanut-half 'ears' and licorice 'tails' transformed these peanut butter cookies into country critters.

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prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
48 cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a mixing bowl, cream peanut butter, butter and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour or overnight.

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  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Pinch one end, forming a teardrop shape. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; press to flatten. For ears, press two peanuts into each cookie near the pointed end. Using a toothpick, make a 1/2-in.-deep hole for the tail in the end opposite the ears. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until golden. While cookies are warm, insert licorice for tails. Cool on wire racks.

Tips

Reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 21.8g; fat 10.3g; cholesterol 17.9mg; sodium 116.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2007
Let me tell you, this recipe was the greatest! I had so much fun making the little mice (and a mess) with my little ones. My yongest is allergic to peanuts, so I substituted red hot candies instead. Also, I used decorator frosting (from this site too) to add details to the mice and give them different colored fur. These cookies are the funnest thing I've baked in at least a year. I don't know why I've never found a recipe like this before! Thank you so much! Read More
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