Posted by Mindy


Bake these fun cookies together!  If your children are too young to help you measure out the ingredients, they can certainly help stir the dry ingredients.  Once you have your cookie dough readied, place in the fridge until they’ve finished their math lesson or completed another important task.  Then roll out, shape, and bake!  While you enjoy your milk and cookies, listen to “Cat and Mouse” linked below.  We’ve enjoyed these at Christmas, but why wait until then?

Spice Mice Cookies

1 stick butter

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup light brown sugar

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon allspice


To decorate as mice:

sliced almonds

miniature chocolate chips or raisens cut in half

Chinese noodles


Preheat oven to 400.

Set butter on counter.  Let it soften just a bit while you measure out all your other ingredients.  You want your butter just soft enough to be able to lightly press it with your finger.  Rock hard butter and melting butter will not produce the best cookie

Prepare spice cookie dough.  Beat together butter, egg, sugar, and vanilla until incorporated, but not whipped.  Stir together dry ingredients. Blend dry mixture into butter mixture.

Roll dough into oblong marble size balls.  Add sliced almonds for ears, miniature chips for eyes, and a small piece of Chinese noodle for the tail.  Bake at 400 degrees until lightly browned.  Remove carefully. Allow to cool and store in airtight container.


While you enjoy your milk and cookie listen to:

Copland’s “Cat and Mouse

If you enjoyed this activity, then take a look at our cat and mouse tea party!