Tuesday, December 9, 2008

12 Days of Yummies: Christmas Eve Mice

Day 9
I think that these are so stinkin' cute!  I have found that everyone seems to do these different.  I personally like the white sprinkles for eyes and a red tip for their nose.  I love the little cherry stem tails...so clever!

  • 24 double-stuffed oreo cookies
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp shortening
  • 24 red maraschino cherries with stems (well
  • drained)
  • 24 milk chocolate kisses
  • 48 sliced almonds
  • 1 small tube green decorative icing gel
  • 1 small tube red decorative icing gel
  • 48 tiny white nonpareils
Carefully twist cookies apart; set aside the halves with cream feeling. Save plain halves for another use. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Holding each cherry by the ste, dip in melted chocolate. Place on the cream filling of cookie, with cherry stem extending beyond cookie edge. For ears, place slivered almonds between the cherry and the kiss. Refrigerate until set. With green gel, pipe holly leaves on the cream. With red gel, pipe holly berries between leaves and pipe eyes on each chocolate kiss. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Makes 2 dozen.

Julie R.

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