Food

Hot Cross Bun Biscuits

Adorable cookies inspired by the traditional Easter delight!
Richard Whitbread
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Ingredients

Method

1.

Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan forced). Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. In a bowl, using electric beaters, cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Slowly beat in egg.

2.

In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients (except icing). Add half to the butter mix and beat until incorporated, add remaining mix and beat until combined.

3.

Take 1 tablespoon portions and roll into balls and place onto baking trays 3-4cm apart. Flatten slightly then bake for 12-15 min or until golden brown. Cool on trays for 5 min then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

4.

Once cool, spoon royal icing into a zip-lock plastic bag and snip the corner. Pipe a cross onto each biscuit. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired. Allow icing to set before storing.

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