Hedgehogs shaped walnut rosemary cookies

These cookies are classic biscuits liked by children (and adults too). Convenient shaped for little hands, are crunchy but do not flake on the floor. Among ingredients I smuggle walnuts and rosemary which give some nutritive values. I baked them as hedgehogs to start school break with forest adventure but you can try other ideas as well. Enjoy!


about 40 pieces, depending on size



  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • ¾  cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped finely
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, chopped



In the bowl of a standing mixer beat butter, sugar, rosemary, salt and pepper until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, beat. Add flour with baking powder and beat until the dough forms tight mixture. Add walnuts, mix until incorporated. This dough is softer than usual so can form not regular ball but should be smooth and homogenous in structure. Wrap in a cling film and chill in the fridge for 2-3 hour or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Roll out cooled pastry into 1/5 inch thick circle. Cut out hedgehogs (or different shapes) and place them onto prepared tray. Bake for 8-10 (depending on the oven) until blushed and light brown on bottom. Cool on a wire rack.


Category: Cookies.

Tags: rosemary, walnuts.

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