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Hedgehog Cookies

 Hedgehog Cookies
These little treats are as cute as they can be and delicious, too. A lady from my garden club shared this recipe one Christmas, but they're good for any occasion. They're a hit with both kids and grown-ups. -Sandi Pichon, Slidell, Louisiana
9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, divided
  • 1 egg

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the walnuts, dates and brown sugar. Add 1/2
  • cup coconut and egg; mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in
  • remaining coconut.
  • Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-13 minutes or
  • until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about
  • 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 218 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.