Subscribe

Christmas cookie recipes and other holiday treats

Ready to roll up your sleeves and get baking this December? Stir It Up! has a list of Christmas cookies recipes, plus some bonus holiday treats sure to get your kitchen in the holly jolly spirit.

Spiced mice butter cookies

  • close
    Spiced mice butter cookies have almond ears, currant eyes, and Chinese noodle tails.
    View Caption
  • About video ads
    View Caption
of

By Caroline LubbersWhipped, The Blog
Makes 3 dozen

12 tablespoon Butter (1 1/2 sticks)

1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

1/2 cup regular sugar

1 egg

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

For Making the Mice

1 egg

Dried Currants

Sliced Almonds

Chinese Noodles

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, whip the butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add both sugars and mix. Add one egg and vanilla and beat until combined. In a separate bowl, mix flour and spices until combined. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and combine.

2. Measure 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into an oval. Make one side a bit pointed to form the nose. Put the cookies on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Mix egg with 2 tablespoon water to form an egg wash. Brush it on each of the cookies. Add almonds for ears, a Chinese noodle for a tail and cut a currant in half to form two eyes.

3. Bake cookies for 15-20 minutes or until slightly browned.

Note: My mice spread out a bit more than I wanted. Next time I will put them in the refrigerator for an hour or so to try to keep them a bit rounder.

7 of 22

 
 
Make a Difference
Inspired? Here are some ways to make a difference on this issue.
FREE Newsletters
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.
 

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK