Hot Cross Cookies

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It’s almost Easter and to be quite honest I can sometimes get a bit fed up of all the chocolate  (sacrilege I know ) … I think sometimes we need to break the monotony and make something equally as naughty ( and still with a bit of chocolate in it) that we can dunk in our tea over the lazy Easter weekend … So I give you my version of …

Hot Cross Cookies !!

  • 200g softened butter
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 egg , medium free range
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 100g sultanas
  • 100 g white chocolate ,  (50g chopped )
  • 50g Dark chocolate , chopped

Heat  your oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Lightly grease 2  baking trays. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and egg until smooth. Sift in the flour,ginger  and baking powder, then combine to make a dough. Add the sultanas , 50g of chopped white chocolate and the dark chocolate, and mix to combine.

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Roll lumps of dough into balls the size of golf balls ( if the dough is a bit sticky generously cover your hands in flour to help with the rolling) . 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.

Melt the remaining white chocolate either in the microwave or over a pan of boiling water. Using a  teaspoon, carefully drizzle a cross on top of each cookie. Leave to set before eating.

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These cookies CAN last up to 3 days … however they are pretty good so don’t expect them to hang around that long !!! Happy Easter Folks x

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This recipe is part of The Central England Co-operative Easter campaign …. you can read more about this  HERE

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