There’s still time for you to whip up these adorable hedgehog cookies for your Thanksgiving feast tomorrow. These cute little guys remind me of the Pinwheel Cartoon “Emily” and her hedgehog Humphrey.
Ali Fedotowsky-Manno is making some fun cookies that kids will love.
⅓ cup butter, softened
¼ cup confectioners' sugar
⅔ cup all-purpose flour
⅔ cup ground hazelnuts
½ cup milk chocolate chips
¼ cup crushed toffee candy
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1) Preheat oven to 325°. In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, hazelnuts, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Shape 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball; pinch the dough to form a face. Repeat. Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet.
2) Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
3) In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Holding a hedgehog cookie by the nose, spoon chocolate over the back (leave the face uncovered). Allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; immediately sprinkle crushed toffee onto the wet chocolate to look like hedgehog spikes.
4) With a toothpick dipped in chocolate, make two eyes and a dot on the nose. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.