Hot Cross Cookies
Recipe type: Biscuits
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Serves: 40
Delicious homemade hot cross cookies that would make the Easter Bunny proud.
For the cookies
  • 125g butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ½ cup sultanas
For the icing
  • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water
For the cookies
  1. Pre heat oven to 160 degrees celsius (320 degrees Fahrenheit)
  2. Place the butter and brown sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer for 8-10 minutes until pale and creamy
  3. Gradually add the eggs and vanilla, beating well after each addition
  4. Add the flour, cinnamon, milk and sultanas and beat until a smooth dough forms
  5. Roll tablespoon of the dough into balls and place on lightly greased baking trays lined with on stick baking paper
  6. Bake for 14-15 minutes or until golden
  7. Allow to cool on trays and the transfer to a wire rack
For the icing
  1. Place the icing sugar and water in a bowl and mix until a paste forms
  2. Spoon into a piping bad fitted with a 3mm nozzle and pipe a cross over each cookie
  3. Allow to set
Recipe by Art of Baking at