Peanut Butter Christmas Mice

4.6
(27)

I have made these since 1989. They are always a hit when I make them for my son's class.

14
14
14
14
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
60 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup peanut halves

  • ¼ cup green candy sprinkles

  • 60 3-inch pieces red shoestring licorice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine butter and peanut butter; beat until creamy. Add brown and white sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla extract and baking soda until well blended. With mixer on low, mix in flour just until blended. Cover and chill for 1 hour, or until firm.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Shape 1 level tablespoon of dough into 1 inch balls. Taper each ball at one end into a teardrop shape. Press flat on one side. Place flat sides down, 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press the sides of the dough in to raise the 'backs' of the mice, as dough will spread slightly during baking.

  4. Gently push 2 peanut halves in each 'mouse' for ears, and 2 pieces of green candy for eyes. With a toothpick make a hole 1/2 inch deep in the tail ends.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until firm.

  6. Transfer to a cooling rack and insert licorice pieces as tails.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
5g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 54mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love