The Perfect Hedgehog Cookies Ezhiki

Need a beautiful dessert for this coming Easter? Why not make these egg-like Hedgehog Cookies Ezhiki? Not only do they look great but they also taste amazing!


For the Dough: egg yolks sour cream butter baking soda vinegar all-purpose flour For the Filling: I like to use home frozen cherries. You may use anything you like; chocolate chips, raisins, cranberries, blueberries, frozen or dried fruit, etc. For the Chocolate Dipping: I use the chocolate ganache recipe For the Wafer Coating: colorful circular wafers (available at any European Stores) strawberry flavored wafers vanilla flavored wafers lemon or orange flavored wafers 4 - gallon size – Ziploc bags



115 hedgehogs

1 hr 10 mins

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, beat together the softened butter and sugar until creamy.

Step 2

Add the egg and vanilla extract to the bowl, and beat until well combined. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

Step 3

Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, stirring until just combined. Roll the dough into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter.

Step 4

Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and use a fork to gently press down on each ball to flatten it slightly.

Step 5

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are set and slightly firm to the touch.

Step 6

Remove the cookies from the oven, and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 7

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or on a double boiler. Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate, and use a toothpick to create spikes on the top to resemble a hedgehog.

Step 8

Place the cookies in the refrigerator for a few minutes to allow the chocolate to harden. Serve and enjoy!