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 in form of short baking and cake decorating classes. We have a baking workshop at Discounts Arcade, Shop no. 51 on Ngong road (Adams Arcade area next to The Green House), in Nairobi that offers baking & cake decoration learning experiences for those who want to learn what bakers and cake decorators do in a practical/hands on Bakery kitchen. We have both online and practical/physical classes. We also offer baking business start-up training and group mentorship as well via our Baking for Profit Program. We also sell locally tested baking recipe books (soft copy & printed books).

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