Hot Cross Cookies!

It’s heading towards Easter, and the latest Good Food magazine I bought is crammed full of Easter treats and fun things to make. I immediately liked the look of these Hot Cross Cookies, being a cross between a chocolate chip cookie and a hot cross bun and had to give them a go, especially after the recent success of the cardamom cookies!

For about 18-20 cookies you will need:

  • 7 oz softened butter
  • 4 oz light muscovado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 9 oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 oz sultanas
  • 7 oz white chocolate chips

Mix the butter, sugar and egg together, before adding the flour, cinnamon and baking powder. Once you have a cookie dough, stir in the sultanas and about half of the chocolate chips.

Roll balls of the dough to about the size of gold balls and flatten onto a greased baking tray or two. These cookies needed a little over 10 minutes in a fan oven at 160 degrees (180 for a non-fan oven).

Gently melt the remaining white chocolate and drizzle a cross onto each cookie once they have cooled…..and voila! Hot Cross Cookies to start getting you into the Easter mood!!

By the way, I always have difficulty melting white chocolate, which I do very slowly in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. This works so well for dark or milk chocolate but I never seem to get white chocolate quite right – any tips gratefully received!!

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