As a child, I remember making Peppermint Creams every Christmas with my Mum. We would mix up a batch of this no-cook deliciousness and then package up and share with friends and family keeping some for ourselves and hiding in little treat boxes to nibble on during the festive season. For this week’s Virtual Book Club for Kids Theme of Ornaments and Featured Book Merry Christmas Mouse by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond, we’re showing you how to make Peppermint Cream Mice perfect for snacking on once you have read the book.

Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.

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Written by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond, Merry Christmas Mouse! is an Ornament themed counting book ideal for toddlers and young preschoolers, although the use of number words as well as digits would be great to work on number word recognition with older children as well!

Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.

Peppermint Cream Recipe

Peppermint Creams are normally circles, however, as we are reading Merry Christmas Mouse! this week and there is another classic British Christmas Sweet in Sugar Mice we’re making Peppermint Cream Mice. They are really easy to make, no cooking involved just make sure that you have as fresh as possible eggs but boy do they taste delicious.

Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.

Ingredients for Peppermint Creams

1 Large Egg White

400g Icing Sugar

1 Drop of Lemon Juice

1/2 Teaspoon of Peppermint Extract

How to Make Peppermint Cream Mice

Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.

  1. Whisk up the egg white until it is frothy but still translucent.Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.
  2. Add in 1 drop of Lemon Juice and mix.
  3. Sieve in the Icing Sugar.Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.
  4. Add the 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract.Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.
  5. Mix together.
  6. When it becomes too stiff to mix with a spoon knead with your hands.Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.
  7. Turn out on a lightly dusted surface (with icing sugar).Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.
  8. Roll out to around 2cm thick.Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.
  9. Cut out Mice using a Mouse Shaped Cookie Cutter.Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.
  10. Leave on a baking sheet to harden.Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.

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This mouse cookie cutter we recently added to our cookie cutter collection as my daughter had had a princess birthday party and wanted some little mice cookies to go with the theme.

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More Ornament and Merry Christmas Mouse! Themed Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

This week’s hosts and co-hosts for the Virtual Book Club for Kids are sharing some fun Christmas themed Activities, Crafts and Recipes ideal for Toddlers and Preschoolers to do together as you countdown to Christmas. Check out the ideas below and don’t forget to come and join us in the Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Group.

Peppermint Cream Mice YOU ARE HERE!

Christmas STEAM: Paint Eruption Ornaments from Preschool Powol Packets

Solar System Ornaments from Teach Beside Me

Elf Station Ornament Color Sort from Sea of Knowledge

If You Give a Mouse Fingerprint Ornament for Kids from The Educators’ Spin On It

Ornaments to Color and Sew  from Mama Smiles

Washi Tape Christmas Baubles from Clares Little Tots

Advent Countdown for Kids from J Daniel 4’s Mom

Spool Candy Cane Ornament from Toddler Approved

Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.

Peppermint Cream Mice

Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas. 
3 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Treats
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24 Mice
Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Egg White
  • 400 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 Drop of Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Peppermint Extract

Instructions

  • Whisk up the egg white until it is frothy but still translucent.
  • Add in 1 drop of Lemon Juice and mix.
  • Sieve in the Icing Sugar.
  • Add the 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract.
  • Mix together.
  • When it becomes too stiff to mix with a spoon knead with your hands.
  • Turn out on a lightly dusted surface (with icing sugar).
  • Roll out to around 2cm thick.
  • Cut out Mice using a Mouse Shaped Cookie Cutter.
  • Leave on a baking sheet to harden.
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Notes

Whisk up the egg white until it is frothy but still translucent. Add in 1 drop of Lemon Juice and mix. Sieve in the Icing Sugar. Add the 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Mix together. When it becomes too stiff to mix with a spoon knead with your hands. Turn out on a lightly dusted surface (with icing sugar). Roll out to around 2cm thick. Cut out Mice using a Mouse Shaped Cookie Cutter. Leave on a baking sheet to harden.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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