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Peanut Butter Mice


1 cup creamy peanut butter

½ cup butter, softened

½ cup sugar

½ cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1½ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup peanut halves

2 tablespoons green and red miniature M&Ms

4 teaspoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips

60 pieces 2-inch red shoestring licorice


In mixing bowl, cream peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda and gradually add to creamed mixture. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Pinch each ball at one end to taper. Insert two peanut halves in center for ears. Add a M&M for nose and two chocolate chips for eyes. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Gently insert one licorice piece into each warm cookie for tail. Place on wire racks to cool.

Number of Servings: 5 dozen