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Mexican Mice

Ingredients



Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat butter and vanilla extract in bowl of electric mixture until light and fluffy. Add sugar; beat until combined. Mix in flour, pecans and salt. Shape dough into 1-inch ovals, tapering one end. Bake 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven; insert noodle at tail end and 2 almonds about 1/3 of the way from pointed end for ears. Return to oven; bake until slightly browned, about 12 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven; immediately place two chocolate chips in from of ears for eyes. (Chocolate will melt slightly and stick to cookie.) Dust mice with confectioners' sugar.
  5. Cool on wire rack.

Yield: about 3 dozen

Source: 2nd place winner Chicago Tribune cookie contest


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