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Hedgehog Cookies Recipe
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Hedgehog Cookies
Melted chocolate and chopped pecans turn cookies into fun hedgehogs! See more
  • READY IN 3+ hrs

Hedgehog Cookies

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"I needed something else to decorate a tree trunk cake, so baby hedgehogs seemed to be the perfect match."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    1 hr
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 10 mins

Directions

  1. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Whisk sugar, shortening, corn syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Stir sugar mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Refrigerate dough until chilled, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Scoop cookie dough using a cookie scoop or 1 tablespoon so all the cookies are uniform; shape dough into teardrop-shaped cookies. Flatten the pointed side of each cookie to form the 'face'. Arrange cookies on baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Pulse pecans in a food processor until finely chopped; transfer to a bowl.
  6. Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.
  7. Dip the top of each cookie in the melted chocolate, spreading to fully coat the 'body' of each hedgehog. Press cookies, chocolate-side down, into the ground pecans forming the 'fur'. Arrange cookies on a sheet of waxed paper to set, about 30 minutes.
  8. Transfer the remaining melted chocolate to a piping bag or plastic bag with a corner snipped. Pipe chocolate onto the pointed end of each cookie for eyes and a nose.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Pecans give the best coating because of the color variation. For a nut allergy, a mix of graham cracker crumbs and one or two chocolate wafer cookie crumbs (remove the cream filling) will give a close look.
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Dec 19, 2013

I made these with my 13-yo daughter and she brought them into school. The kids loved them, the only complaint was there were none left for me! Gotta make a double-batch for sure!

 
Mar 28, 2013

So cute and so adorable! Kids love these.

 

5 Ratings

Jan 27, 2015

We made this recipe for Halloween but we shaped the dough into tiny mice. I always make homemade treats for the kids. Every year I make Carmel Popcorn Balls, cupcakes, and then I make something different. This last Halloween we made the mice. The kids LOVED them and went NUTS! I highly recommend this recipe.??

 
Dec 24, 2014

very good cookie recipe. Cute, and fun to make.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 99 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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