We are introduced, at an early age, to the sweet wondernous of a cookie. From teething cookies to soothe the swollen aching gums of incoming incisors, onto animal crackers purchased in rectangular-shaped boxes bearing a string handle for easy toting by little fingers. Deciding which part of the animal should be eaten first-the trunk of the elephant or the tail of a lion-depended on how hungry one was. Savor each and every one or simply gobble them down as fast as possible.

My next cookie memory would be the ever famous, possibly all-time favorite, the chocolate chip cookie. There is nothing better than to bite into a round circle of baked dough sprinkled with gooey melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. A chocolate chip cookie can dry tears, heal broken hearts, mend scraped knees and elbows and solve sibling arguments. Most of the problems in the world could likely be solved by a properly baked, right out of the oven, chocolate chip cookie. The power of a cookie is underestimated.

I will attempt in the next 365 days to prepare and comment on a year’s worth of different cookies-one for each day. My goal is to share with others my extreme love of cookies-baking them and especially eating them! Feel free to send me your favorite recipe, your earliest cookie memories, or how cookies may have influenced your life. Cookies Rule!

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.

Cookies Rule!!!

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