These cute critters will delight children of all ages -- try inviting the kids into the kitchen to lend a helping hand during baking.
The recipe above is for white mice cookies; for chocolate mice, in step 1 reduce flour to two and a half cups, and add half a cup of unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder. Increase sugar to 1 cup. Proceed with the recipe, forming mice, then bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are firm and tips of almond ears are golden brown, about 18 minutes. Use 3 ounces of white chocolate, melted and kept slightly warm, to pipe small eyes and a nose onto the face of each chocolate mouse.