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
MethodLine 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
- Iron 4.0
- Folate 6.0
- Calcium 1.0
- Vitamin A 3.0