Chocolate Christmas Mice Cookies

Recipe by Nana Lee
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 2 doz
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 24
    Oreo Double Stuff cookies
  • 6
    ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 12
    teaspoon butter
  • 1
    ounce paraffin wax, chopped (see Notes)
  • 12
    cup chocolate chips (see Notes)
  • 12
    cup sliced almonds
  • 1
    (3 ounce) package red decorating gel (clear)
  • 1
    (3 ounce) package green decorating gel (clear)
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package , hershey's kisses
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DIRECTIONS

  • Carefully twist Oreo cookies apart. Set aside the ones with the cream filling on them; save plain halves for another use. (You could make crumbs for pie crust).
  • In microwave, melt chocolate chip, paraffin and butter; stir until smooth.
  • Holding cherry by stem, dip in melted chocolate, then press onto the bottom of a chocolate kiss.
  • Place cherry and kiss onto the cream filling of the cookie. Let stem extend over the edge.
  • Make ears for your mouse by placing sliced almonds between the cherry and the kiss (before the chocolate sets).
  • Place in refrigerator until chocolate sets.
  • With green decorative gel, pipe holly leaves on white cream of cookie by the mouse.
  • Pipe holly berries between the leaves with the red gel.
  • Pipe eyes on each chocolate kiss.
  • Store in airtight container at room temperature.
  • TIPS:
  • I used Almond Bark instead of the chocolate chips and eliminated the need for shortening.
  • Maraschino cherries need to have stems and be well-drained.
  • Keep chocolate hot by putting in a bowl over a steaming pan of water.
  • I used a teapot, took the lid off and placed my bowl over it after melting chocolate in microwave.
  • You can use a clean eyebrow tweezer or something else to grasp the cherries by the stems to dunk in chocolate.
  • Make extras because everyone at your party will want one to take home to show around and to use as a pattern to make their own!
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