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.
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


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

  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.) :)

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

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

  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.

  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 :-)

  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 :)

  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 ;)

  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.

    APALAGI LIHAT Debbie, landak yang terlalu manis. Saya bisa melihat mengapa Anda mencintai mereka.

    Jelas berada di saya untuk melakukan daftar ... kadang-kadang pada hari musim dingin dengan cucu saya. Dia mencintai mereka
    Thank you for allow me to comment in here, YOUR ARITKEL IS VERY NICE



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