Hedgehog Cookies

February 4, 2020
Hedgehog Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

  • Hedgehogs
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups flour
  • Classic chocolate bars for decorative piping (baker’s choice of milk, white, dark or 70% dark)
  1. Microwave Hedgehogs in microwave-safe bowl in 30 second bursts, stirring in between, until Hedgehogs are a smooth paste.
  2. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth.
  3. Add melted Hedgehogs and mix until fully incorporated. Scrape down the bowl to make sure everything is mixed in.
  4. Add eggs and mix again.
  5. Stir in salt and baking powder. Scrape sides of bowl again if necessary to mix well.
  6. Add in flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  7. Knead the dough together gently before rolling out.
  8. Cut into hedgehog shapes and place on lined cookie sheets.
  9. Bake at 350° F (175° C) for seven minutes or until centre of cookies looks dry.
  10. Allow to cool completely before decorating.
  11. For decorative piping chocolate, chop Classic chocolate bars and melt in microwave-safe bowl for 20 seconds at a time until just barely melted. A few pieces should be left unmelted. Stir until those pieces have disappeared, then use a piping bag and pipe the chocolate onto the cookies as desired.