Christmas Eve Mice

24 servings

  • 24 double-stuffed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1 c (6oz) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 t shortening
  • 24 red maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
  • 24 milk chocolate kisses
  • 26 sliced almonds
  • 1 small tube of green decorative icing gel
  • 1 small tube of red decorative icing gel
Carefully twist the cookies apart; set aside the halves with cream filling. Save the plan halves for munching on later.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth.
  • Holding each cherry by the stem, dip in the melted chocolate, then press onto the bottom of a chocolate kiss.
  • Place on the cream filling of the cookie, with cherry stem extending beyond the cookies edge.
  • For ears, place slivered almonds between the cheery and the kiss.
  • Refrigerate until set. With green gel, pipe holly leaves on the cream.
  • With red gel, pipe holly berries between leaves and pipe eyes on each chocolate kiss.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.