Peanut butter mice

Ingredients
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ cup peanut halves
  • 2 tablespoons mini M&Ms or red hot candies
  • 2 teaspoons miniature chocolate chips
  • 50 2” pieces shoestring licorice

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream peanut butter, butter, and sugars. Beat in egg, vanilla, and baking soda.
  3. Gradually add flour.
  4. Roll into 1” balls. Taper one end for the nose. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Insert 2 peanut halves for ears, a candy for nose, and chocolate chips for the eyes.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes, until set.
  7. Insert a licorice piece into each mouse for tail.
  8. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 4 dozen.

 
(Adapted from this recipe.)