Hedgehog Cookies

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These cute little hedgehog cookies will sweeten up your autumn days.

 

Adorable and delicious hedgehog cookies

 

I look forward to December. For me, it marks the end of a year but it also means new memories to cherish.  December is my birthday month, although the older I get the less excited I am about it. Every December our large family gets together for a family Christmas party, even if we have to travel.

 

And, every December I travel to Michigan for an annual cookie baking with my friend Lilly. Each year we bake dozens and dozens of cookies in one day. The recipes are new each year and we always have at least six varieties. While we enjoy the cookies a lot, the time we spend together is priceless.

 

We reminisce, we laugh, we forget to eat but never to drink, and we stay up into the wee hours. Our sore backs and messy kitchen are all worth repeating it year after year.

 

We have already preselected six recipes for this year when I found one for these cute hedgehogs. I just had to try them. And since I have a hard time sitting still I had to bake a batch of acorn cookies. Stay tuned for that recipe, they are delicious!

 

I love that they are 3D and have character, although you can get really creative with the typical flat cookies as well. These little hedgehogs are a hit among the kids small and big. Aren’t they fun and perfect autumn cookies?

 

What is your favorite tradition?

 

Hedgehog Cookies

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Ingredients:
Makes 12-15

  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup powdered Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • ¾ cup Cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Almond extract (or flavor of your choice)
  • ½ cup (8 tablespoons) Butter, softened
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup Chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Chocolate sprinkles or chopped nuts for decorating

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
  2. In a medium bowl stir all ingredients except chocolate and oil; knead into smooth dough. Dust with more flour if your dough is sticky. It should be soft to touch but not sticking to your fingers.
  3. Tear small pieces of dough and form them into a ball. I used a measuring spoon to keep them all the same size. With your fingers, stretch one side of the ball to assume a pear shape or body of a hedgehog.
  4. Arrange shaped cookies in a prepared baking sheet and bake until slightly browned, about 15-20 minutes. Please note that baking time varies due to the size of your cookies and your oven. Keep your eye on them during baking; you don’t want to burn their little muzzles.
  5. Allow cookies to cool. Don’t worry if they’re little cracked, most all will be covered by chocolate.
  6. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add chocolate and stir until chocolate has completely melted. Dip the bottom of each cookie, about two-thirds up, into the melted chocolate. This is best done by holding the cookie by its “muzzle”. Shake off excess chocolate then roll the cookie into chocolate sprinkles or chopped nuts. Place cookies on waxed paper.
  7. Using a toothpick dipped into melted chocolate draw three small dots for eyes and nose. Let the chocolate harden. Store the cookies refrigerated in an airtight container. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving, to soften.

 

A look into our Christmas baking tradition.

Delicious Christmas cookies

Amazing hedgehog cookies

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Hedgehog Cookies

Cute little hedgehogs to sweeten up your autumn days.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup powdered Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • ¾ cup Cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Almond extract or flavor of your choice
  • ½ cup 8 tablespoons Butter, softened
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup Chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Chocolate sprinkles or chopped nuts for decorating

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  • In a medium bowl stir all ingredients except chocolate and oil; knead into smooth dough. Dust with more flour if your dough is sticky. It should be soft to touch but not sticking to your fingers.
  • Tear small pieces of dough and form them into a ball. I used a measuring spoon to keep them all the same size. With your fingers, stretch one side of the ball to assume a pear shape or body of a hedgehog.
  • Arrange shaped cookies in a prepared baking sheet and bake until slightly browned, about 15-20 minutes. Please note that baking time varies due to the size of your cookies and your oven. Keep your eye on them during baking; you don’t want to burn their little muzzles.
  • Allow cookies to cool. Don’t worry if they’re little cracked, most all will be covered by chocolate.
  • Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add chocolate and stir until chocolate has completely melted. Dip the bottom of each cookie, about two-thirds up, into the melted chocolate. This is best done by holding the cookie by its “muzzle”. Shake off excess chocolate then roll the cookie into chocolate sprinkles or chopped nuts. Place cookies on waxed paper.
  • Using a toothpick dipped into melted chocolate draw three small dots for eyes and nose. Let the chocolate harden. Store the cookies refrigerated in an airtight container. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving, to soften.
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94 Comment

  1. Reply
    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    November 8, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    These little hedgehog cookies are precious, my kids would love them! This is one of my favorites from What’d You Do This Weekend? and will be one of my features at tomorrow’s party 🙂

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you, Joy! 😀

  2. Reply
    Carlee
    November 8, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    These are the cutest things! I want to start a cookie baking tradition with someone!!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 9, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Thanks, Carlee! I will be soon starting a new one with my granddaughters. It is so much fun (when you forget the mess and exhaustion, lol) Thanks for stopping in!

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  4. Reply
    Katherines Corner
    November 8, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Squeal! These are so fantastic!! Featuring your sweet hedgehog cookies tomorrow xo

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 8, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you, sweetie! 😀 Hope your weekend is great. Hugs

  5. Reply
    Jenessa Mullen
    November 8, 2015 at 10:06 am

    These are the cutest cookies I have ever seen! I am definitely pinning these for later. And I have to say I love the set up of your post. Very easy to print and share. Thanks for joining Turn It Up Tuesday.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you so much, Jenessa! I’d still like to tweak the set up a bit, but who’s got the time, lol. Thanks for hosting the party and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  6. Reply
    Julie
    November 6, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    These are just so darn sweet! Pinning.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 7, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      Aren’t they, though? 😀 Thank you, Julie!

  7. Reply
    Theresa @DearCreatives
    November 6, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Those are the cutest fall / holiday cookies ever! Thanks for sharing at the party. Pinned & shared. I know a few little ones that would love to bit the heads off those cute little hedgehogs. Nooooo! They are too cute to eat.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      LOL. Thank you, Theresa, and thanks for hosting the party!

  8. Reply
    Kara
    November 6, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Oh my gosh – these are so cute!! Thanks for sharing.

    <3 Kara
    http://www.fcnextdoor.com

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Thank you, Kara! 😀

  9. Reply
    Kaly
    November 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

    These are so fun! How can you not just end up playing with them? haha

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 6, 2015 at 11:22 am

      Because mom taught me not to play with my food, haha! Thanks for stopping in, Kaly, and have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Reply
    Beverly
    November 5, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    These hedgehogs are just too adorable for words. Love them.
    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,
    Bev

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 6, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Aw, thank you, Bev! Enjoy your weekend!

  11. Reply
    Julie
    November 5, 2015 at 9:27 am

    These are so cute! We make chocolate cookies in this same shape and decorate them to look like mice 🙂

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      There you go, great idea! Thanks for stopping in, Julie!

  12. Reply
    Michelle
    November 4, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    These are adorable. I don’t want to eat them, I want to play with them. So cute. You HAVE to link these to our Tuesday Talk Cookie Swap going on right now. Just hop over to http://www.grammietime2.blogspot.com and link them. I am pinning to our Tuesday Talk board. Nice work!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 5, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Right? And ignore all the rules moms taught us, lol. Thank you so much for stopping in and I will definitely party with you! 🙂

  13. Reply
    Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet
    November 4, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    How adorable are these?! So cute and creative!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 5, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Thank you, Alexis! Have an amazing weekend!

  14. Reply
    Ann
    November 4, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Cutest edible hedgehogs ever!! I want to grow roots at your table to stuff my face with all your bakes for Christmas!!!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 5, 2015 at 8:25 am

      Lol, Ann! You are always welcome:D Thank you and have a grand weekend!

  15. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    November 4, 2015 at 8:06 am

    These little hedgehogs are so adorable. What a fantastic tradition that you go to Michigan to bake with your friend every year. I will be departing on Dec 3rd am from DTW airport, when will you be there?

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks, Bobbi! Man, so close! I’ll be in GR on December 5th and 6th. 🙁 It would’ve been great if we could meet. Maybe some other time. Have fun and safe travels!

  16. Reply
    Joybee
    November 3, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Adorable! Almost too cute to eat….almost. I love the idea.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      I know, right? Almost, lol. Thanks for stopping in. I love your roundup of September’s posts! Have a great day 🙂

  17. Reply
    Leigh
    November 3, 2015 at 11:23 am

    These are so adorable! I’m glad I found your blog on Flour Me With Love link party.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 3, 2015 at 11:29 am

      Thank you, Leigh! I love your blog layout 🙂 Have a great day.

  18. Reply
    Debbie-Dabble
    November 3, 2015 at 8:06 am

    They are so cute and i bet that they are so yummy too!! LOL!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 3, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Thank you, Debbie, and thanks for linking up with us. We love having you!

  19. Reply
    Tamuria
    November 2, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Love the little hedgehog cookies – have pinned. Have a great Michigan bake off. It sounds like a lot of fun. 🙂

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 3, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Awesome! Have fun, I hope you win 🙂 Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

  20. Reply
    Heaven
    November 2, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    This are adorable! Pinned to my cookie board.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 2, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you so much! Have a wonderful week 🙂

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