Chewy and Delicious White Mice Cookies Recipe

Are you one of those who can’t resist a sweet treat? I confess that I fall into this category. When I first discovered the White Mice Cookies recipe, I was so pleased with the results that I had to share it with everyone! Now, it’s time to share this amazing recipe with you – whether it is to satisfy your sweet tooth or to impress your family and friends during your holiday festivities.

This recipe is simple but delicious. The perfect balance between the nutty pecans, the sweetness of the white sugar, and the flour creates a soft, flaky texture that melts in your mouth. The vanilla extract adds a touch of aromatic flavor that will make you crave for more.

I know what you’re thinking — Who in their right mind would name cookies after mice, let alone moldy ones? But don’t let that stop you from trying out this delicious recipe. Trust me; these cookies taste much better than any mouse would!

So what are you waiting for? Get those mixing bowls out and let’s dive into making some White Mice Cookies!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

White Mice Cookies
White Mice Cookies

Get ready to indulge in a sweet and nutty delight with the incredible White Mice Cookies Recipe. These cookies are nothing short of taste bud heaven; they’re fluffy, crisp, and filled with delectable pecans that add irresistible texture to every bite. Trust me; you won’t be able to resist the temptation once you’ve tasted them!

One of the reasons why you’ll love this recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to make, so don’t let the fancy name “White Mice Cookies” fool you. Whether you’re an expert baker or just starting in the kitchen, anyone can whip up a batch of these delicious treats. Watch as the butter, sugar, flour, and vanilla extract all come together like magic.

The smooth white dough is then mixed with finely chopped pecans, adding a fantastic crunch that will keep your mouth busy for hours. You’ll be impressed by how easy the dough is to work with; it’s pliable and molds quickly into any shape you need for your cookies.

When these cookies emerge from the oven, they’re kindly dusted with powdered sugar, adding another layer of sweetness that leaves a lasting impression. The only problem with these delightful treats is their addictiveness – it’ll be hard not to reach for another right away!

So if you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser recipe that will impress your friends and family without having to spend hours in the kitchen preparing it, then look no further than these White Mice Cookies. With their unbeatable taste and ease of preparation, I guarantee they’ll become one of your most-loved cookie recipes!

Ingredient List

 A tray of sweet and chewy White Mice Cookies
A tray of sweet and chewy White Mice Cookies

Let’s gather up the ingredients!

Preparing for any recipe is an important part of the process, and it starts with making sure you have all the ingredients necessary to ensure success for your baked goods. This is also true in making White Mice Cookies. Here are the essential ingredients you will need to make this delightful treat:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

Take note that for filling or decorating the cookies, we will need additional ingredients such as icing sugar, candy coatings, or chocolate chips depending on your preference. Moreover, remember that substituting some ingredients may alter the texture and taste of your cookies. Make sure to have everything ready before beginning to bake!

The Recipe How-To

 Soft and fluffy cookies make the perfect treat
Soft and fluffy cookies make the perfect treat

Now that we have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to start making our White Mice Cookies. Follow the simple steps below, and you’ll have the perfect batch of Christmas mouse-themed cookies in no time!

Directions Cream The Butter

The first step is to cream the butter. Take a large bowl and beat 1 cup of softened butter until it becomes light and fluffy. You can use a hand mixer or a stand mixer for this step.

Add Sugar And Flour

Once your butter is ready, add in 1 cup of sugar, and 2 cups of all-purpose flour gradually while stirring continuously. Make sure that the mixture is smooth.

Add Vanilla And Nuts

After the sugar and flour have been added, it’s time to add flavor to our cookie dough. Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1 cup of chopped pecans to the dough.

Pro-tip: Use finely chopped nuts for better consistency, but make sure they are added evenly throughout.

Shape Your Dough

After mixing everything well with clean hands or a spatula, shape your White Mice Cookies using clean hands. Take up around 1 tsp of dough per White Mouse Cookie and shape into an oval-shaped ball.

Pro-tip: If you plan on using a mold for mice-shaped cookies, make sure to properly grease the mold before shaping your cookies. For Moldy Mice Cookies, mix 1 tsp almond extract and brown sugar in a bowl with 3 cups of flour

Egg White Wash

Before baking your mice cookies, give them an egg white wash so that they have a nice brown color when baked. Use a pastry brush to gently cover each cookie with egg white.

Walnut Teeth

For those frighteningly delightful little touches like walnuts teeth, place one halved walnut onto each cookie sideways at one end.

Baking Time

Finally! The Step you’ve been waiting for! Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C) and bake these little fellows for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown in color.

Pro-tip: Do NOT overbake these cookies or they will dry out and won’t be soft.

Icing The Cookies (Optional)

If you wish to add an icing on top of your White Mice Cookies – which I think you should- then mix together icing sugar and water until thick syrup consistency is reached. Cover your freshly baked cookies with this icing mix by drizzling back-n-forth over top.

Congratulations! You are now ready to serve some delicious White Mice Cookies. Enjoy them with hot chocolate on Christmas Eve!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready to indulge in these delicious cookies
Get ready to indulge in these delicious cookies

Every baker knows that there are times when they need to make substitutions in a recipe. Here are some of the variations and substitutions you can make with this white mice cookies recipe.

– Chopped pecans: In this recipe, chopped pecans add a delightful crunch, but if you don’t have them, you can substitute with other types of nuts such as walnuts or almonds. You can even try unsweetened coconut flakes for a tropical twist.

– Peanut butter: If you want to add a nutty flavor to the cookies, substitute half of the butter (1/2 cup) with peanut butter. It will balance out the sweetness while adding protein and healthy fats.

– Almond extract: Vanilla extract is primarily used in this recipe for taste; however, almond extract is another alternative. Its nutty flavor blends perfectly with pecans and peanuts.

– Flour: For gluten-free eaters or low FODMAP diets, try using an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix instead of traditional wheat flour. If you desire a denser crumb texture, try substituting wheat flour with almond flour or oat flour.

– Moldy Mice: To make your composition less is less round and mouse-like, consider pressing the dough through a cookie mold. Use your imagination – make them into various animal shapes!

– Candy Coating: Instead of plain powdered sugar or icing sugar, dip the cookies into candy coating or melted chocolate chips for a sweeter addition. Also, candy coating gives them a harder texture overall and has multiple color options you can pick from. Spiced mice concoctions give your treats an extra zing by adding cinnamon or nutmeg.

These simple tweaks to the already perfect white mice cookies recipes can give the fan-favorite festive treat new life all year round!

Serving and Pairing

 One bite of these cookies and you'll be hooked
One bite of these cookies and you’ll be hooked

These delicious white mice cookies are versatile and can be enjoyed in many ways. They are perfect to enjoy as an afternoon snack with a cup of hot tea, milk or coffee. You can also serve them as a sweet treat after dinner or during festive events such as Christmas dinners or holiday parties.

The buttery and nutty undertones of the pecans inside these cookies make them a perfect match for some different flavors, and you can tailor the pairing to your likes! For instance, you may want to try serving them with crushed toasted pecans on top for a nuttier pairing, or you can switch it up by dipping them in chocolate or candy coatings.

For a sophisticated pairing, serve them alongside rich vanilla ice cream garnished with finely chopped nuts – this will certainly delight your palate with its smooth and creamy texture! Another idea is to present them with a selection of dark and fruity red wines like merlot, shiraz or blueberry wine that complements their richness and brings out its nutty undertones.

The possibilities are endless but keep in mind that these white mice cookies are not too sweet on their own, making them a great companion to more robustly flavored foods. To fully savor their soft texture and buttery taste, consume them within four days of storage as they will start drying out after some time.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These mice-shaped cookies are almost too cute to eat
These mice-shaped cookies are almost too cute to eat

As a seasoned baker, I know that one of the most common questions about cookie recipes is whether they can be made ahead of time and stored for later. The answer is yes – these White Mice Cookies can easily be made ahead of time and stored properly for later use!

To store these cookies, allow them to cool completely and then put them in an airtight container. Room temperature is perfect for storing up to three days, while refrigeration extends that time frame to as much as five days. To keep the cookies fresher for a longer period of time, you may also place the container in the freezer; doing so can preserve their flavor and texture for upwards of two months.

When it comes to reheating the White Mice Cookies, my recommendation is to avoid doing so if at all possible. Reheating can cause the powdered sugar coating to absorb into the cookie or worse still, melt entirely resulting in lost shape and underwhelming appearance.

The White Mice Cookies are also fantastic as gifts, so you might try storing them in small gift boxes or paper bags tied with ribbon or string. This cute presentation makes them irresistible and adds a festive touch during a Christmas dinner.

Following these guidelines will ensure you have perfect White Mice Cookies no matter when you choose to serve them!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect balance of sweetness in every bite
The perfect balance of sweetness in every bite

Have you ever made cookies that ended up too flat or too dry? Or perhaps they crumbled as soon as you took them off the tray? Well, don’t let that happen with these white mice cookies. Here are some tips to help you achieve perfect results every time.

1. Work with Clean Hands and Nails

Before you start mixing the ingredients, remember to wash your hands and nails thoroughly. This way, you avoid any foreign particles getting into your dough, which may spoil the taste or texture of your cookies.

2. Use Smaller Portions of Dough

These white mice cookies may look cute and small, but they can pack a punch in terms of calories and sugar. To avoid overindulging and to ensure that they bake evenly and consistently, use only a teaspoon or two of dough per cookie.

3. Chill the Dough

In case your cookie dough becomes too warm or runny, chill it for five to ten minutes before shaping them into balls. Otherwise, it may be tough to roll them into small balls as they may stick to your hands.

4. Use Almond Extract for Flavor Enhancement

To make these white mice cookies even more flavorful, try using almond extract in place of vanilla extract. The almond extract complements the pecans’ taste perfectly and will add a nutty aroma to your cookies.

5. Don’t Overmix Your Dough

When combining the ingredients, avoid over-mixing the dough. Once the ingredients have been combined well enough, stop mixing so that it doesn’t become too dense or tough to handle.

6. Keep the Oven Temperature Consistent

Make sure that your oven temperature remains constant throughout the baking process. Any sudden temperature changes may affect the baking process and spoil the result of your otherwise perfect white mice cookies.

By carefully following these tips and taking some extra precautions while preparing these cute creatures, you can make delicious white mice cookies that will please both kids and adults alike! So go ahead- try this recipe today and share your amazing baking skills with your loved ones!

Bottom Line


Now that you have all the details for making White Mice Cookies, it’s time to gather all the necessary ingredients and start baking! I guarantee that once you take a bite of these cookies, you won’t be able to resist having another one. You’ll love the unique blend of flavors and textures brought together by sugar, flour, butter, pecans, and vanilla. The recipe is straightforward, easy-to-follow, and perfect for any baker from beginner to advanced.

Go on, make a batch of these cute and delicious cookies and share them with your loved ones. Trust me; they’ll love every bite! Make sure to check out our variations section for additional ideas and modifications to the recipe. From spiced mice to candy-coated mouse-shaped Christmas cookies, it’s time to create new memories with family and friends this holiday season.

Don’t forget all the tips on storing or reheating in “Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating” sections. Moldy Mice Cookies can last longer than you think if stored properly in an airtight container. With this recipe, you don’t even have to worry about the cookies going bad too quickly because you’ll enjoy them so much that they’ll be gone before you know it.

Overall, we hope this recipe has inspired you to try something new and exciting in your baking routine this year. With a little creativity in adding your touch to these recipes or our variations or substitutions section, your White Mice Cookies will become a holiday tradition that everyone will look forward to every year! So get ready for some fun in the kitchen this holiday season with this perfect cookie recipe! Happy baking!

White Mice Cookies

White Mice Cookies Recipe

This recipe comes from my husband's family. When his mother passed away, his little sister began making these cookies. The first year we all had to laugh because they looked more like white rats, than mice! Make these small!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: < 30 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, For Large Groups, Oven
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 85.3kcal


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, to roll cookies


  • Cream butter.
  • Add sugar, flour and vanilla.
  • Work with clean hands and nails.
  • Add nuts.
  • Use 1 1/2 teaspoons of dough (about the size of a regular marble) and shape into small mice (teardrop shape).
  • Bake in a 350° oven for 10 minutes or until set.
  • If you like larger mice, use 1 1/2 Tablespoons of dough (size of walnut or golf ball) Bake for 20 minutes.
  • When cool, roll in powdered sugar.
  • Baking time will be approximate, according to the size of the mice.
  • Please watch your first batch and record the correct minutes for your size mice and oven temperature.

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Serving: 16g | Calories: 85.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.5g | Protein: 0.8g | Fat: 5.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Cholesterol: 10.2mg | Sodium: 27.4mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 4.2g

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