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RECIPE: Mini Mice Cookies

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courtesy CalRaisins.org.

 

These mini mice cookies are “no eek, no squeek,” say the folks at California Raisins.

MINI MICE COOKIES

Ingredients For 24 Cookies

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup raisins, finely chopped
  • 48 slices natural almonds (about 1/4 cup)
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate mini chips
  • 4 black licorice laces (each about 30 inches long)
  • Preparation

    1. MEASURE flour and salt into a small bowl and whisk together; set aside. In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter on medium-high until creamy, about 2 minutes.

    2. ADD sugar, gradually, beating until mixture is pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla and egg, separately. Reduce speed to low, add flour mixture, one-third at a time, beating after each addition until well blended.

    3. KNEAD or stir in chopped raisins. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces, shape into flat disks and wrap separately in plastic wrap. Chill for 2 hours.

    4. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

    5. SHAPE mice: For each one, shape 1 tablespoon dough into an oval ball and then use a skewer to make nose and eye sockets. Gently press a mini chocolate chip into each eye socket and press an almond slice into dough on either side behind eyes for ears. Arrange on parchment-lined baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.

    6. BAKE at 350°F until light golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and cool slightly.

    7. ADD tails: Divide each licorice lace into 6 pieces, about 5 inches long. Then, with a skewer, make a hole about 1/2-inch deep into round end of each ball and insert piece of licorice lace for tails. Set aside to cool on rack. Store in airtight container.
     
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