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Christmas Mice Shortbread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jenessa Leith
Added: Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
15 maraschino cherries with stems, drained
2/3 cup white vanilla baking chips or chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 pkg. shortbread triangles
30 sliced almonds
15 white vanilla baking chips or chocolate chips
Shredded coconut, if desired
15 small red candies

Directions:
Directions:
1. Cover work area with piece of waxed paper about 18 inches long. Dry cherries with paper towels.

2. In 6-oz. custard cup, microwave 2/3 cup chips and the oil uncovered on high 1 minute to 1 minute 10 seconds or until chips are softened, stir until smooth.

3. Hold 1 cherry by stem (mouse tail), and dip into melted chips, covering completely. Immediately place on shortbread triangle, with tail at 45 degree angle. Place 2 of the sliced almonds against front of cherry to form mouse ears. Repeat with remaining cherries, shortbread, and almonds.

4. Using the remaining melted chips as glue and a toothpick to spread the melted chips, attach the flat side of a whole chip (flat side back) to the base of the almonds to form the mouse head. Using melted chips as glue, attach a few shreds of coconut for the whiskers and a red candy for the nose. Let cool without moving 50 to 60 minutes or until melted chip mixture is firm and completely set. Store in cool place up to 1 week.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
15 cookies
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes

 

 

 

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