Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hedgehog Happiness

Dear Diary....I think I am in love with hedgehog cookies.

These little guys are adorable and a tasty treat. When I came across this idea perusing the Country Woman magazine in the store, I knew I had to give it a try. These hedgehog cookies have such sweet faces, and they are good enough to eat!  The cookie dough I used made 15 of these little fellows, and I whipped them up in no time at all.  You can use your favorite nut cookie dough recipe, or use the recipe in the magazine if you have it. I think it was the August/September issue. I just winged it, based on memory. I did write down the contributer so I could give her credit. Thanks to Pamela Goodlet from Wisconsin!

Cookie dough:
softened butter (1/3 cup)

confectioners sugar (about 1/4 cup)
vanilla extract (1/2 tsp)
flour (2/3 cup)
ground pecans (2/3 cup)

Cream the butter and sugar together, add the vanilla and then the dry ingredients. Roll into balls. Don't forget to pinch the nose to make it look like a hedgehog. Bake at 325 for 12-15 minutes on a greased cookie sheet. (I lined my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats instead of greasing)

I melted some bittersweet chocolate in a small glass bowl (I used Trader Joe's "pound plus" and melted 12 little squares), and held the cookie by the nose and dipped it in the melted chocolate. I set the cookies on wax paper, and poured chocolate sprinkles on them while the chocolate was still wet. Dipped a toothpick in the melted chocolate to make the eyes and nose.

Thank you for stopping by! Come back soon for a another special treat.

9 comments:

  1. Those look so cute! Just amazing what you can find in the check out lane in the grocery!!

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  2. Oh my GOSH Debbie ~ I love hedgehogs, and those have to be the cutest cookies ever!

    They are adorable, and leave it to you to find & share the recipe with us.

    I know some little ones that would go crazy over these. Thank you so much! xo

    (Give a scritch, scritch behind Kiki's favorite ear, please.) :)

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  3. These look so cute. Everyone has these ingredients. No excuse not to make these.

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  4. What an adorable, Debbie! I'll have to save this one ;)

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  5. Debbie, the hedgehogs are too cute. I can see why you love them.

    Definitely are on my to do list ... sometime on a wintry day with my granddaughter. She'd love them.

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  6. I parted with the hedgehogs today...brought them to the office so I didn't eat them all. Thank you for your kind words. Everyone in the office asked for the recipe, to make this weekend for their children :-)

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  7. Those are the cutest! I copied and saved, the little kids at camp would go nuts for those! and so would the big kids, like me :)

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  8. I just saw these in the magazine last week while I was waiting at the open house and I had already seen yours in google reader...I think you made cuter ones ;)

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  9. Oh my goodness these are cute. I bet they taste yum too. I can see why you are in *love*. Thanks for sharing this little sweet things with us Debbie.

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