Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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!
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.