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Hedgehog Cookies

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

about 1-1/2 dozen

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
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Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 218 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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