Friday, December 7, 2007

Flash Back Friday .. Hedge Hogs ..... Day Seven of "Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies".

Hedge Hogs
This recipe exposes my German roots. A hedge hog is a small animal that is a cross between porcupine and a ground hog but much smaller and is found in Germany. My Aunt Florence shared this recipe. I do like dates and this is a favorite of mine. Gooey, chewy, sweet dates!
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup pitted dates, grind coarse
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs slightly beaten
Additional coconut for coating
Add ingredients and mix well. Form into one inch round balls (about one Tablespoon dough) and roll in additional coconut to coat. Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes on a prepared baking sheet.
Note: One batch is never enough and I always double this recipe.

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