Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Bun Cookies

We all know easter is looming when the shops are over flowing with all sorts of Hot Cross Buns. If you are like me, you can't beat one toasted, topped with a little real butter and enjoyed with a coffee.

This is when I came up with the idea of these delicious bites.  We all are partial to a cookie and I love the taste of Hot Cross Buns so why not combine them? They are honestly to die for. No word of a lie they are one of the most tasty and easy recipes I have throw together - I can't stop eating them, so much so, I am going to be making a new batch at the weekend. Absolute hit with everyone that has tried them. Plus they are a perfect addition to the big Bank Holiday that is looming closer and I can't wait.

Ingredients

  • 200g softened butter
  • 100g light musgrove sugar OR coconut sugar (if you're wanting to make these even healthier)
  • 1 egg
  • 250g plain flour - you can also use coconut/almond/etc
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g sultana
  • 100g Lindt Dark Chocolate Orange (or whatever you fancy!)
  • 100g White Chocolate (to make the cross)

Method

This couldn't be easier - heat up the oven to 180 degrees and lightly butter a couple of baking trays (i use greaseproof paper as I cannot have them sticking!)

Beat together the butter, sugar and egg until completely smooth then stir in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder to form a delicious dough (you know how much I love taste testing!) and then add the sultanas and broken up dark chocolate. 

I used a table spoon to scoop out into a ball for each cookie and slightly flattered the top - leave plenty of room between each one to allow them to flatten and spread out.

This is the important part - bake for only 10 minutes, they will be soft still but the key too a good cookie is not over cooking and allowing them cooling time. While the cool, melt to while chocolate in the microwave or on the hob checking it often so it doesn't burn and drizzle in a cross shape. Then allow to fully cool (if you can wait that long) before tucking in.

I cannot wait for you to try these as they are insanely tasty! Please do tag me if you try them - Id love to know what you think.

Happy Baking!
 

Sophie xx