Nutty Little Mice

Looking for a wonderful dessert? Then check out these little mice shaped cookies made using Pillsbury® refrigerated peanut butter cookies.

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  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1
roll (18 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated peanut butter cookies
1/4
cup chopped salted peanuts
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons sugar
24
pieces (2 inch) red string candy or licorice
1
tube (0.68 oz) white decorating gel
48
red cinnamon candies
24
semisweet chocolate chips
48
sliced almonds

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in chopped peanuts and flour until well blended. Work with half of dough at a time; refrigerate remaining dough until needed.
  • 2 Place sugar in shallow dish. For each cookie, shape dough into 1-inch ball, then shape ball into 1 1/2-inch-long egg shape. Roll in sugar to coat. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Immediately insert string candy piece in 1 end of each cookie for tail. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 On each cookie, use decorating gel to attach 2 cinnamon candies for eyes and 1 chocolate chip for nose. With sharp knife, make 2 small slits in each cookie above eyes; insert almond slices for ears. Store in tightly covered container.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in chopped peanuts and flour until well blended. Work with half of dough at a time; refrigerate remaining dough until needed.
  • 2 Place sugar in shallow dish. For each cookie, shape dough into 1-inch ball, then shape ball into 1 1/2-inch-long egg shape. Roll in sugar to coat. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Immediately insert string candy piece in 1 end of each cookie for tail. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 On each cookie, use decorating gel to attach 2 cinnamon candies for eyes and 1 chocolate chip for nose. With sharp knife, make 2 small slits in each cookie above eyes; insert almond slices for ears. Store in tightly covered container.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If desired, purchase white decorator icing in an aerosol can instead of the tube decorating gel to attach the eyes. Store these cookies loosely covered.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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