Christmas Mice Cookies

 Christmas Mice Cookies

 

“These whimsical little mice taste like truffles and have been a family favorite for 15 years. We so enjoy the smiles and laughs they always get! Every Christmas, we make sure to have enough for friends, neighbors and get-togethers.” Deborah Zabor – Fort Erie, Ontario

 
18 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 40 wafers), divided
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 36 red nonpareils
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 18 pieces black shoestring licorice (2 inches each)

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in 1cup crumbs and sour cream. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or untileasy to handle.
  • For each mouse, roll about 1 tablespoon chocolate mixture into a ball, tapering one end to resemble a mouse.
  • Roll in remaining chocolate crumbs to coat.
  • Position nonpareils for eyes, almond slices for ears and licorice pieces for tails.

Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutrition Facts: 1 cookie equals 135 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
 
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