Christmas Mice Cookies Recipe

Christmas Mice Cookies Recipe
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Christmas Mice

France Ruffenach

Christmas Mice

"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house/Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse... "

These macaroon-like cookies are easy to make, and kids will have fun helping to decorate them. Barbara and Virginia suggest serving the mice on a plate all pointing in the direction of a piece of cheese. For added fun, you can even place one mouse on top of a piece of cheese.


In a small cup, stir together the condensed milk and 2 or 3 drops food coloring, or enough to create a very pale green color. Make sure the food coloring is completely mixed through the milk.

In a food processor, combine the confectioners' sugar, coconut, and condensed milk mixture and process until all the ingredients are well combined and the coconut is minced finely, about 1 minute. Remove the blade from the food processor.

Scoop up a tablespoon of the coconut mixture, then gently push it out of the spoon with another spoon onto a work surface. Shape the mixture into a mouse, pinching a narrow nose on one end and a plump rear on the other. Using a spatula, transfer the mouse to a plate. Repeat until all the mice have been formed.

Place 2 almond slices on each mouse "head" to create ears, and put a currant or candy at the tip of each nose. Using the decorating pen, draw an eye on each mouse. Position a piece of candy whip for the tail on the plump rear, opposite the head. Cover the mice lightly with aluminum foil. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories per serving:

476 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 21g 32%
  • Carbs 72g 24%
  • Saturated 16g 79%
  • Fiber 3g 11%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 68g
  • Monounsaturated 3g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 4g 8%
  • Cholesterol 6mg 2%
  • Sodium 144mg 6%
  • Calcium 72mg 7%
  • Magnesium 44mg 11%
  • Potassium 265mg 8%
  • Iron 1mg 7%
  • Zinc 1mg 8%
  • Phosphorus 122mg 17%
  • Vitamin A 13µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 3%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 9%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 7%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 8µg 2%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
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