Christmas Mice Cookies


* 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

* 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 40 wafers), divided

* 1/3 cup sour cream

* 36 red nonpareils

* 1/4 cup sliced almonds

* 18 pieces black shoestring licorice (2 inches each)


* In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in 1 cup crumbs and sour cream. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

* For each mouse, roll about 1 tablespoon chocolate mixture into a ball, tapering one end to resemble a mouse. Roll in remaining chocolate crumbs to coat. Position nonpareils for eyes, almond slices for ears and licorice pieces for tails. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.