Hedgehog Cookies

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  • Questions 4
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Make yummy shortbread cookies and decorate them to look like hedgehogs!

Your Instructor: Karen

Difficulty: Hard

Length of Activity: 1 hour

Parental Warnings: Stove and oven use


For shortbread cookies:

  • 1 Cup softened unsalted butter
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 Tsp salt

For hedgehog decoration: 

  • Melted chocolate chips
  • Chopped walnuts


  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing bowl (electric mixer or handheld mixer)
  • Baking sheet
  • Small bowl for dipping chocolate and walnuts

Follow Along Below

Written Instructions (Printable PDF)

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream 1 cup softened butter with ¾ cups white sugar. Add 1 egg and ½ tsp vanilla and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine 2 ½ cups Flour, ¼ teaspoon Salt, and 1 teaspoon Baking Powder. Add dry ingredient mixture to mixing bowl and combine with wet ingredients.
  3. Form cookies in an oval/egg-like shape, with a point on one side for the nose, on ungreased baking tray.
  4. Bake @ 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
  5. After cookies have cooled, dip ¾ of each cookie in melted chocolate chips and then coat in walnuts. Using a toothpick, dot two eyes and a nose from the extra melted chocolate on the remaining uncovered shortbread.