Don't you love these cute little cookies? I love baking around the holidays. Especially cookies. I love baking all of my family's favorite cookies and putting them all on a giant tray at the same time. You know, all at once, together in one place. Little things make me happy, what can I say?
Most of my boy's favorite cookies are big, hearty, rustic type cookies like peanut butter and oatmeal raisin and massive chocolate chip cookies with lots of nuts. Delicious but, not that cute and certainly not pretty little dainty things. So, I always try to put a surprise cookie on the plate, a cute cut out cookie or one with fancy frosting ( I even made a pink cookie once... once). Most cute little cookies are just for fun and to make people smile. But, these cute little cookies are actually good! They are made out of a firm sugar cookie dough that is shaped like little mice and the ears, eyes and tails are put on after baking while the cookies are still hot.
How to make these cute and easy Christmas Cookies
Tip: Cut and prepare the garnishes before they are placed in the oven so that you can work quickly and decorate the cookies while they are still hot.
Originally posted November 28, 2014 and has been a favorite ever since!
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Merry Christmouse Cookie- Easy Christmas Cookie
- 2 – ½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Cinnamon sugar for garnish
- Candies for making cookies look like a mouse (sliced almonds for ears, mini chocolate chips for eyes, tiny red candies for nose and skinny licorice whips for tail)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in cream cheese, egg and vanilla. Slowly add in dry ingredients.
- Roll pieces of dough into balls the size of ping pong balls. roll into egg shapes. Roll in cinnamon sugar. Place on baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Bake at top of oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until solid and lightly browned.
- Take out of oven and add garnishes to make cookies look like a mouse, working quickly while cookies are still warm. Use sliced almonds for ears, mini chocolate chips for eyes,
- a small red candy for nose and licorice ropes for tails.
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!
Adorable and delicious.
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Sandy, the cookies look adorable. And I can't wait to bake them because they look delicious! Wow.Gosh, I'll be 50 lbs heavier after looking at your blog.
Thanks! My grandkids are going to love them! I am saving recipe for next Christmas - hey, it's only 356 days away. 🙂
These are adorable and totally perfect for the upcoming holidays! I always make a ton of sweets to bring to our Christmas gatherings each year and I know my family would be delighted if I brought these cute cookies! So creative and festive <3 Thanks for sharing with us!
My grand kids will love this recipe. Thank you for sharing.
These are the cutest things. Definately going into the cookie gift baskets this year.
These look so cute! i love these...I want to make them.
These cookies look so yummy and super cute! Definitely I would make them for my little one soon!
Thank You for sharing this awesome recipe 🙂
These are so cute and look delicious too!
These are the only cute mouses that I have found (other than Mickey) that are nice looking and delicious. Thanks for a great holiday recipe.
These are so stinking cute! My friends loved them!
Cute enough to eat~
and the recipe looks nice and basic to use a lot!