Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Cookie Recipe # 284 - Chocolate Mice
No need to set traps to catch these mice; the little chocolate critters are fun to eat. Your kids will love picking them up by their licorice tails and popping the whole cookie crumb-rolled mouse in their open mouths.
Ingredients: 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, 1/3 cup sour cream, 1 1/3 cups chocolate cookie crumbs, divided, 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar, 24 silver dragees decorating candy or other small round shaped candy, 1/4 cup sliced almonds, 12 (2 inch) pieces long red vine licorice.
Instructions: Melt the chocolate in microwave, a minute at a time, until chocolate is completely melted and smooth when stirred. Combine with sour cream in medium mixing bowl; stir in 1 cup of the chocolate cookie crumbs. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
Roll by level tablespoonfuls into balls. Mold to a slight point at one end (the nose). Roll dough in either confectioners' sugar (for white mice), or in the remaining 1/3 cup chocolate cookie crumbs (for dark mice). On each mouse, place dragees in appropriate spot for eyes, almond slices for ears, and a licorice string for the tail.
Place on platter and refrigerate for at least two hours, until firm.
Make 1 dozen mice.
This recipe was submitted by Rosina on the website "allrecipes.com", 2010.