A twist on a classic Easter recipe: Delicious Hot Cross Bun Cookies

Published Friday, Apr 11 2014, 19:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Easter is a great time for catching up with family and enjoying some lovely food. While hot cross buns are a traditional treat for this time of the year, we love this different variety - a cookie version!

These gorgeous cookies look just like hot cross buns and have the same delicate spiced flavour, but have a nice crunchy texture. Whip up for the family and enjoy…

Hot cross cookies

© Whitworths


  • 200g softened butter
  • 100g Whitworths Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 large free range egg
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100g sultanas
  • 200g white chocolate, chopped


1 Preheat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6.

2 In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder and combine to make the dough.

3 Add the sultanas and 100g of the white chocolate and mix well.

4 Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and flatten slightly. Place on lined baking trays, making sure you leave enough space for the cookies to spread.

5 Bake in batches for 10 minutes until golden. Remove and wait 30 seconds before carefully transferring to a cooling rack.

6 Melt the remaining white chocolate in the microwave on a low heat in 20 second busts.

7 Use a small piping bag or teaspoon to carefully drizzle the melted chocolate on top of each cookie.

8 Allow the chocolate to set before serving.

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Nutrition Information

Makes 18 cookies

More Easter recipes to try:
Shortbread Easter Chicks & Bunnies
Salmon & Spicy Potato Bake
Pretty Easter Chocolate Cupcakes
Mary Berry's Very Best Chocolate Fudge Cake