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Moldy Mice Cookies (Wedding Cookies)

Moldy Mice Cookies Recipe by CookieClubRecipes

Moldy Mice Cookies
by Peggy of AL, Cookie Club Member
Recipe Courtesy of

Category: Desserts, Cookies
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Level: Easy to Bake
Yield: 18 Cookies

These are soooo easy and everyone loves them. This is mostly what I carry to office parties. ENJOY!!!

Editor's Note: Similar to wedding cookies it's their mouse-like shape that give them their strange name. Call them whatever you may, these sweet nut cookies are quite tasty! This recipe makes about 18 cookies. I doubled the recipe and made 3 dozen. I was able to fit 18 on each tray just perfectly. Two cookies broke in half when I was flopping them around in the confectioners' sugar. I don't believe they are too delicate, but I guess just a bit. Not to worry. I took care of them. ;o)


1/2 c. butter (1 stick)
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 T. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. all-purpose flour
Sifted powdered (confectioner's) sugar, or unsifted (about 1-2 c.)


Cream butter and tablespoon of sugar. 

mix ingredients

adding pecans

Add flour, pecans and vanilla. 

cookie dough

ball of cookie dough

Work dough into ball, with hands.

shaped cookie dough

Roll into small bars about the size of your thumb. 

Editor's Note: When I made these I started out by taking a small spoonful of dough to form each cookie. After just a few I put the spoon down and just pinched off a bit of dough as needed. Some were smaller, some bigger like this one (photo above). They all baked up just fine. They do spread a little when baking, but not too much. When you roll the dough in the palm of your hands, they naturally take on the shape of a mouse, hence the name... Moldy Mice Cookies. :o)

baked cookies

Bake at 425 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. 

powdered sugar

When done roll immediately in powdered sugar. Use a spatula to move from pan to sugar.

cookies on a plate

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