Published On: Wed, Apr 8th, 2020

Hot cross bun cookies

Hot cross bun cookies recipe by Reka Csulak from Holy Whisk Blog

Classics with a twist… What do you get when you combine cookies with hot cross buns? Reka Csulak finds out with these hot cross bun cookies!

Hot cross bun cookies

Hot cross bun cookies

Servings 30
Author Reka Csulak


  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 75 g demerara sugar
  • 75 g granulated sugar
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 200 g plain flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnnamon
  • 100 g chocolate chunks
  • 100 g dried fruits (cherries, sultanas)
  • 100 g white chocolate


  1. Preheat the oven to 210°C/Gas Mark 6. Line a baking sheet.

  2. Cream together the butter and sugars by hand, then stir in the egg and vanilla extract.

  3. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl, then gradually add to the butter mixture. Stir in the chocolate chunks and dried fruits.

  4. Use 2 teaspoons to create walnut-sized portions of cookie dough on the baking sheet.

  5. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Let them rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack to firm up. They will stay chewy on the inside, but crispy on the outside.

  6. To decorate_the cookies, melt the white chocolate over a bain-marie, then transfer the melted chocolate to a piping bag. Draw a cross-shape on top of each cookie, to finish.

As featured in April 2020 issue of Baking Heaven Magazine

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