Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Cooking Thursday

Last week I made these cute hedgehog cookies with Cassie.  Shaping the bodies before baking them took a little time, but finishing them when they were baked was quick.  They have a nice hint of almond flavor and are a fun treat.

Hedgehog Cookies

1 1/3 cup flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
8 tablespoons butter, softened
pinch of salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon oil
chocolate sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl beat together butter, egg and sugar.  Stir in flour, cornstarch, salt, vanilla and almond extracts. Dough should be soft to touch but not sticking to your fingers.
Form small pieces of dough in a ball.  Stretch one side of the ball to make a pear shape, slightly flatten the point to create a muzzle for the hedgehog.
Place on cookie sheet and bake 15-20 minutes. Cooking time varies, keep an eye on them so the little muzzles don't burn.
Allow the cookies to cool.
Melt the chocolate chips and oil together.
Dip each cookie into chocolate, about 2/3 of the way up, holding it by the muzzle. Shake excess chocolate off and place on waxed paper.  Shake chocolate sprinkles over the melted chocolate.
Use a toothpick dipped in the chocolate to place 3 chocolate dots on the face for eyes and nose.
Allow to cool.  I placed mine in the refrigerator to let the chocolate harden.
Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.


Ginny Hartzler said...

They are adorable! I saved the recipe!

Mandy said...

Sooo super cute! 😍

Catherine said...

It would have been nice for Maxime but no time to bake too busy days 😂. Going out while the weather is fine.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Those are SO cute! What a lot of fun for the kiddos too! You are a wonderful grandma!!

Prims By The Water said...

Again these are are sweetest cookies I have seen! Thanks for the recipe. Janice

Terri D said...

Those are so cute and I'm sure taste delicious!! Thanks for another fun recipe, Mari!!

Barbara said...

Anything with almond extract is bordering on addiction for me! These cookies are soooo cute!

DUTA said...

The cookies look delicious! I guess making them was big fun both for you and Cassie!

happyone said...

These are so cute. I've printed a copy. The kids at church would love them!!

Dianna said...

Those hedgehogs are adorable!

Faith said...

Those are adorable!!

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

I just love these so much! Soooo cute! And they sound yummy too :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a fun treat :)

All the best Jan

Sandi said...

How adorable!

Kim said...

These make me miss my teaching days!! We cooked all the time in kindergarten.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Those are just darling Mari! I love almond-flavored cookies with chocolate, so yummy!

Chris said...

It was always such fun cooking with my granddaughter, those hedgehogs look delightful

Jenny the Pirate said...

Those are just the cutest. An ideal Cassie project, hahaha xoxo