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Spice Mice Image by: Spice Mice Author: Canadian Living

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



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


  • Iron 4.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
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