5 from 6 votes
Mice Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Mice Cookies are adorably cute for the holiday season. Super easy and fun to make!
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies
Author: Kim Beaulieu
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 4 30 inch black licorice laces cut into 3 inch lengths
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. Whisk flour and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer beat the butter until it's creamy, takes about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the sugar gradually and continue to beat until pale and fluffy, takes about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Mix in the almond extract.
  5. Mix in the egg.
  6. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add flour mixture.
  7. Split dough into two. Take one piece and wrap it up in plastic, stick it in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours, and up to 24 hours.
  8. Pop the second piece back in the stand mixer and add about 1/4 cup cocoa powder and mix on low till blended. Wrap in plastic and stick in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
  9. When ready to bake the cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove cookie doughs from fridge. Scoop up about 1 tablespoon of the dough. Roll in hands and form an oval shape, then slightly elongate one side to form the mouse face. Pinch the bridge of the nose so you can form eye sockets. With a small knife make small slits at the top of each shape, which will hold the ears. Place an almond in each slit for the ears. Place cookies on parchment lined cookie sheets about 2 inches apart from each other.
  10. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack. Immediately poke a hole so you can insert the tail.
  11. You can melt your chocolate and use that to make the eyes and nose. Or use gel icing if you like.
  12. Serve with a big old "I likey Micey" smile!