Chocolate-Pecan Hedgehog Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate-Pecan Hedgehog Cookies Recipe

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Unlike the real woodland creatures, these chocolate-coated hedgehogs dwell on snack plates and cookie trays. The little guys are fun to make and eat. —Pamela Goodlet, Washington Island, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup ground pecans
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sprinkles

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 114 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, pecans and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Shape 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball; pinch the dough to form a face. Repeat. Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet.
  2. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Holding a hedgehog cookie by the nose, spoon chocolate over the back (leave the face uncovered). Allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; immediately coat the wet chocolate with sprinkles.
  4. With a toothpick dipped in chocolate, make two eyes and a dot on the nose. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 16 cookies.
Originally published as Hedgehog Cookies in Country Woman August/September 2009, p23

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 114 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"These cookies were a HUGE hit!!!! Not only cute but delicious too!"

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"Easy to bake and taste great. I had trouble getting the faces right- keeping the chocolate at the right temp, not too cold and stiff, but not too hot and runny. In the end they turned out very cute."

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