- 1 cup of peanut butter (we usually use chunky, but for the mice we used creamy)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
After mixing the ingredients together, we rolled them into oblong balls. For regular peanut butter cookies, the dough gets rolled into 1 inch balls, baked at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, and then has a chocolate chip pushed into the middle, while still hot.
For the mice, we decorated them, most of the way, before baking. We used chocolate chip eyes, mini M&M noses, peanut halves for ears, and Christmas holly sprinkles for a little added touch of decoration.
Then, we baked the cookies for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, as normal, and quickly, but gently, pressed in 2 inch pieces of licorice rope, for the tails.
The kids had a good time mixing up the dough, but found the placing of the candy eyes and noses a bit tedious. Once the mail arrived, with the latest Gamefly delivery, I was pretty much on my own. Though, I'm sure, they'll all return when it's time to eat the cookies. Hmm...I think there's a story along that line, maybe we'll read it at snack time.
It's great to be homeschooler.