Hot cross cookies

Hot cross cookies

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 18

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Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

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Nutrition info

Nutrition per cookie

kcalories
231
protein
3g
carbs
25g
fat
13g
saturates
8g
fibre
1g
sugar
16g
salt
0.4g

Ingredients

  • 200g softened butter, plus extra for the trays
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 100g sultanas
  • 200g white chocolate chips

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Lightly butter a few baking trays. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and egg until smooth. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder, then combine to make a dough. Add the sultanas and 100g of the white chocolate, and mix to combine.
  2. Roll lumps of dough into balls the size of golf balls. Flatten these onto the trays, leaving enough space between each for them to expand. Bake for 10 mins until golden (you may have to do this in batches). Remove the cookies from the trays and cool on wire racks.
  3. Melt the remaining white chocolate in the microwave on Low in 20-second bursts. Using a small piping bag or a teaspoon, carefully drizzle a cross on top of each cookie. Leave to set before eating. These cookies can be stored in a cookie jar for up to 3 days.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2012

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helenakeysxx's picture
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These are so nice! I made these for my friends and they all seemed to love them. I will definitely make these next Easter! :)

mrsnc05's picture
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Oops ...Forgot to rate.

mrsnc05's picture
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Delicious... just made these as Easter gifts, with my 6 year old son. We didn't add cinnamon and we added cranberries instead of sultanas...yummy!

rachsgoodfood's picture
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These were very morish with a shortbread like texture didn't last very long. I would put a touch more cinnamon in them next time and may not bother with the chocolate on the top.

occultkitty's picture
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They're ok... Mine turned out quite dry and crumbly which was a bit disappointing.

jobourne's picture
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Easy, simple, and yummy!

kirstienic's picture
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Less cookie, more shortbready, but still very tasty and disappeared very quickly!

jelena81's picture
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Gorgeous cookies and really easy to make! My first batch went so quickly i had to make them again the following day! A new favourite!!

fatface's picture
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I'm all for encouraging children to cook; both of my sons are excellent cooks as proof of that but I look at the long list of recipes here to encourage children into the kitchen and 99% of them are sugar-based. More savouries would be great, not all children are inveterate Sweet-tooths!

blueamethyst's picture

These cookies are very nice! I added Hershey's chocolate syrup since I had no white chocolate. They are a quick and easy recipe to do when you're short of time. Very nice!

rachaelcake's picture
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These cookies are very nice with or without the chocolate on top i used dark chocolate as I don't like white chocolate which was really nice anyway1

fionablandford's picture
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very tasty - i added raisins, and cuurants and some extra cinamon, very yummy!

munrocyderhall's picture
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These are really delicious. "you can make them again" from lambing crew. Needed a few extra minutes but all ovens differ. (mine made 21!)

paddyswife's picture

Just made these they are really scrummy, more shortbready than I thought which made them nicer! My golf balls must be small because they made 28!! happy baking!

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