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sugar mice recipe, cooking with kids

How To Make Sugar Mice

How to make sugar mice - a super simple kid friendly recipe!
Course Christmas Cooking, Edible Gifts, sweets, Treats
Prep Time 30 minutes
Drying Time 12 hours
Servings 25
Calories 55kcal


  • A baking tray
  • Baking parchment


  • 350 g icing sugar sifted
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • pink food colouring we used a few of drops of beetroot juice because I have yet to find a red or pink food colouring which is vegetarian and I am not a big fan of E Numbers
  • Strawberry laces these are usually, but not always, vegetarian – check the label
  • small chocolate drops/sprinkles


  • Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl
  • Whisk the egg white until white and foaming
  • Stir evenly into the icing sugar
  • Add the lemon juice and combine
  • Get your hands in and bring the icing mixture together into a ball
  • Turn onto a work surface lightly dusted with icing sugar and knead until it’s pliable (if it’s too dry add a little more lemon juice but go easy, if it’s too wet add more icing sugar)
  • Divide the mixture into two and add a few drops of pink colouring to one half, kneading until it is evenly combined
  • Break off walnut sized pieces of icing dough and roll into a mouse shape (fat at the bottom, pointy at the nose)
  • Pinch ears with your thumb and forefinger (or snip them in with the tips of a pair of scissorand shape – some of ours were a bit nibbled looking but it doesn’t matter!
  • Add chocolate sprinkles for eyes and noses and a piece of strawberry lace for a tail.
  • Place them on the baking parchment on the baking tray and leave overnight to dry


Calories: 55kcal