Christmas Mice Shortbread

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Christmas Mice Shortbread
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 15
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Add something creative to your Christmas celebration. Enjoy these mice shaped shortbread cookies.
Updated Nov 18, 2010


  • 15 maraschino cherries with stems, drained
  • 2/3 cup white baking chips or chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 package (5.3 ounces) shortbread triangles
  • 30 sliced almonds
  • 15 white baking chips or chocolate chips
  • Shredded coconut
  • 15 red cinnamon candies


  • 1
    Cover work area with piece of waxed paper about 18 inches long. Dry cherries with paper towels.
  • 2
    Place 2/3 cup chips and the oil in 6-ounce custard cup. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 10 seconds or until chips are softened; stir until smooth.
  • 3
    Hold 1 cherry by stem (mouse tail), and dip into melted chips, covering completely. Immediately place on shortbread triangle, with tail at 45-degree angle. Place 2 of the sliced almonds against front of cherry to form mouse ears. Repeat with remaining cherries, shortbread and almonds.
  • 4
    Using the remaining melted chips as glue and a toothpick to spread the melted chips, attach the flat side of a whole chip (flat side back) to the base of the almonds to form the mouse head. Using melted chips as glue, attach a few shreds of coconut for the whiskers and a cinnamon candy for the nose.
  • 5
    Let cool without moving 50 to 60 minutes or until melted chip mixture is firm and completely set. Store in cool place up to 1 week.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    We think the shortbread cookies resemble a wedge of cheese, but you can use other purchased or homemade flat-surfaced cookies for the base of your mice decorations. A merry mouse can add the final touch to your holiday food platters. Kids will have fun placing mice on a saucer next to Grandma and Grandpa's cups of coffee or on a plate of cookies for Santa.

Nutrition Information

110 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 14g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
1 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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