Spice Mice

Spice Mice Author: Canadian Living Credits: Spice Mice

Kids can help search through the dried chow mein noodles for the noodles that will make the most outrageous tails.

  • Portion size 48 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Celebrations: 2007

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 80 sliced almonds (about 1/4 cup/50 mL)
  • 40 currants halved (about 1 tbsp/15 mL)
  • 40 chow mein noodles (about 1/4 cup/50 mL)

Method

Line 2 rimless baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, cardamom and salt ; stir into butter mixture in 3 additions.

Form by scant 1 tbsp (15 mL) into egg shapes. Place, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on prepared pans. Insert 2 almond slices for ears and 2 currant halves for eyes at narrow end. Insert 1 chow mein noodle for tail at wide end. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.

Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until light golden and firm, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks for 5 minutes. Reinsert almond ears if necessary. Transfer to racks; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in single layers in airtight containers for up to 1 week.)


Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 8 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 73.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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