Holiday Cookies Hedgehogs


Hedgehogs Plain and Fancy

you'll need the following:

red_button.gif (869 bytes) "Cookie cutter" cookie dough
red_button.gif (869 bytes) Confectioners' sugar icing
red_button.gif (869 bytes) Oval cookie cutter
red_button.gif (869 bytes) Sliced almonds
red_button.gif (869 bytes) Mini chocolate chips
red_button.gif (869 bytes) Pecans

1. Roll out dough between two sheets of waxed paper.

2. Peel off top sheet.

3. Cut out ovals of dough with a cookie cutter - use a round biscuit cutter that you flattened into an oval as a cutter..

4. Chill ovals of dough in the refrigerator for ten minutes.

5. Place a cooled oval on a working surface and cut out hedgehog's face with a small cutter.  I used the top of a honey jar for a large hedgehog and the top of a spice jar for a smaller oval.

6. Bake the little critters 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees!

7. When they are soft from the oven, press a sliced almond into the cookie for the ear and make the eye with a toothpick.

8. When almost cool add a mini chocolate chip to the snout.

9. To make a fancy hedgehog --it's crunchy!--ice with your favorite frosting and press chopped pecans into the icing before it hardens.

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