Source: Taste of Home Cookbook

Farm Mouse Cookies
Easy to make and so good to eat!
Serves: 4 dozen
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
peanuts, halves
Black shoestring licorice, cut into 2-1/2-inch pieces

In a mixing bowl, cream peanut butter, butter and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour or overnight.
Roll into 1-in. balls. Pinch one end, forming a teardrop shape. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; press to flatten. For ears, press two peanuts into each cookie near the pointed end. Using a toothpick, make a 1/2-in.-deep hole for the tail in the end opposite the ears.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden. While cookies are warm, insert licorice for tails. Cool on wire racks.