Easter Hot Cross Cookies

Hope everyone is enjoying their Easter season and in commemoration of this season, we’ve decided to share this recipe of Hot Cross Cookies (instead of the traditional Easter Hot Cross Buns ^_^) We love variety, so we’ve decided to change the tradition this time and share this cookie recipe. Hope you love it.

Hot Cross Cookies


– 1 cup Margarine
– 3/4 cup Sugar
– 2 Eggs
– 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
– 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
– 100 gms Sultanas (Optional)
– 200 gms White Chocolate Chips (or Dark Chocolate chips)


1.) Preheat oven to 375 ºF, then grease and flour a baking sheet. In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugar for about 5 minutes. Then add the eggs and beat until smooth. Sift flour, cinnamon and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients slowly to make a dough; you can use a spatula or your hands. Fold in the sultanas and 100gm of white chocolate or dark chocolate chips.

2.) Roll lumps of dough into balls the size of golf balls. Flatten these onto the baking sheet and leave a small space between each of them for expansion.

3.) Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the cookies from the trays and cool on a cooling rack.

4.) Melt remaining white or dark chocolate in a microwave for a few minutes or using a double boiler. Using a piping bag or a teaspoon, drizzle a cross on top of each cookie. Leave to set before serving the cookies. These cookies can be stored in a cookie jar or container for up to 7 days.

Yummy Easter cookies!

Enjoy the cookies and have a great Easter season ^_^!

Published by Amari

Baking with Amari offers learning experiences to those who want to experience & know what Bakers & Cake Decorators do in a practical, hands-on settting. We train our students using Cookswell original charcoal ovens. We also offer basic business start-up training for those who want to start small baking businesses. We do groups vocational training anywhere in East Africa as well. We hold classes in our home-based bakery workshop located on Ndwaru road in Riruta, Nairobi; off Naivasha road, next to Pelida School.

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