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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Peanut Butter Mice recipe

1 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 c. butter, softened (no substitutes)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. peanut halves
2 tbsp. M&M miniature baking bits
4 tsp. miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
shoestring licorice cut into 2" pieces

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar.
2. Beat in egg and vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
4. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
5. Roll the dough into 1" balls. Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets.
6. Pinch each ball at one end to taper. Insert two peanut halves in center of each ball for ears.
7. Add one M&M baking bit for the nose and two chocolate chips for eyes.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until set.
9. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
10. Gently insert one licorice piece into each warm cookie for a tail.
Yield: about 5 dozen

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