Cranberry Christmas rockies

Cranberry Christmas rockies

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 8 - 16
These delicious rock cakes are best eaten a day or two after baking

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving (16 pieces)

  • kcal80
  • fat3g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 50g unsalted butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 50g light muscovado sugar
  • 85g pack dried cranberries


    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • 1 small apple, halved, cored and finely diced



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 1 egg, beaten



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  • 1 tbsp milk



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  • icing sugar, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and lightly oil a non-stick baking sheet. Rub together the butter and flour with your fingertips to fine breadcrumbs (or pulse in a food processor). Stir in the rest of the ingredients until you have a soft dough.

  2. Drop 8 tbsp or 16 heaped tsp of the dough on to the baking sheet, spacing out well. Bake for 18-20 mins until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and dust with plenty of icing sugar. Pack into an airtight container or gift jars.

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12th Jan, 2011
Mine also came out quite spongy, delicious also but not the texture I was expecting
7th Jan, 2009
I made these to use up left over cranberries after christmas. As previously stated, more like cake than rock bun but very moorish and very popular!
26th Oct, 2008
I made these in hope of having some real rock buns, they were more like little cakes though, very soft. Very nice flavour, just not what I had hoped for!
17th Dec, 2007
I made these delicious cookies for the teaching assistants at my childrens school who did not like chocolate ( I always make food presents for school). They were so moreish that i was asked for the recipie.
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