hedgehog biscuits
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Hedgehog biscuits

These hedgehog biscuits are a fun bake children of all ages will enjoy baking. They work great as part of a woodland themed party.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: animal, biscuits
Servings: 16
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 250 g butter softened
  • 140 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300 g plain flour
  • For the topping
  • 150 g chocolate
  • Chocolate sprinkles or crushed nuts walnuts

Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C fan and line a baking tray with greasproof/baking paper

    Mix the butter and sugar in a bowl

    • Weigh out the butter and chop it into small pieces. Weigh the sugar and then add it to the bowl. Mix together with a wooden spoon.

    Add the remaining ingredients

    • Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract to your mixture, then weigh the flour in a separate bowl and sift it into your mixture. Once it’s all in give it another mix until it’s well combined.

    Form the biscuits

    • Use your hands to finish mixing and press the dough together into a ball. To make the hedgehogs, break off little bits and roll them in your hands to form balls, then shape the snout/nose. Don’t worry too much about making them perfect, ours spread in the oven a little so I ended up doing it again a little after they had been baked. Put them on their baking tray with a little space between each one.

    Bake in the oven

    • Put your baking tray in the oven for 10-12 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove from the oven and put them on a wire rack to cool (you might want to reshape the noses a little before they cool).

    Decorate your hedgehogs

    • Break up the chocolate into a microwavable bowl then zap it for 30 seconds+ until it’s melted.
    • Either pour the chocolate over each biscuit, dip them in your bowl or use a spoon to spread the chocolate on. We did a mixture of all 3. Sprinkle over your chocolate spinkles or nuts to form the hedgehog spines.
    • Use something pointy like a chopstick or cocktail stick to dip in the chocolate and form the eyes and nose.