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Christmas sugar mice

Sugar Mice

Traditional sugar mice made with just icing sugar and egg white, plus a tail of course!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course sweets
Cuisine British
Servings 14 mice


  • 1 egg white
  • 400 g icing sugar (this is approximate)
  • 2 red liquorice lace/strawberry laces for tails
  • Cochineal/pink/red food colouring for pink mice and cocoa powder for fawn mice


  • Separate the egg and whisk up the egg white until it is all nice and frothy.
  • Sieve the sugar into the same bowl.
  • Using a metal spoon start stirring, and stirring and stirring to make a dough
  • If you want some coloured mice split the dough into three parts.
    In one add some red food colouring to make pink mice.
    In another add cocoa powder for fawn mice
  • Divide up the dough into however many mice you want (size is up to you) and make a sort of short fat sausage shape out of each section. Roll at the front to get a pointy nose and pinch either side to get the ear shape.
  • Using the strawberry liquorice lace push a tail into each mouse. You can cut tiny pieces to press in eas eyes or use tiny drops of food colouring gel.
  • Put your mousy masterpieces on to baking paper/grease proof paper and on to a tray in the fridge overnight to set completely.
Keyword sugar mice
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