Christmas cookie exchanges are something I look forward to each year. I love to see everyone’s creations. This year, I thought about making those reindeer cookies — you know, the kind where you use broken pretzels for the antlers. But, I wanted something different, something no one had seen before. Something fabulous and frugal AND unique. So, I thought – what about a mouse instead of a reindeer — you know, a la “Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse . . .”
You can use any cookie recipe that will hold its shape well while cooking, or use my recipe below. A sugar cookie dough that won’t spread flat. You roll the dough into egg shapes and then roll them in cinnamon sugar and bake. Then, take them out of the oven and, while still hot, insert the almond slices for ears, the mini-chocolate chips for eyes, the small red candy for a nose and a thin licorice rope for a tail.
These were a HUGE hit at the party I went to, and some people even laughed out loud. They look so cute on a platter of assorted cookies!
Happy Hollydays to All!