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Easter Special I – Hot Cross Oatmeal Cookies

March 21, 2008

“Hot Cross Buns are a seasonal yeast bread made especially during Easter. These pretty sweet buns are flavored with spices (such as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves) and loaded with currants (or raisins) and candied fruit. What makes them very distinctive looking is that the tops of the buns are marked with a ‘cross’ which symbolically represents the Cross of Christ and the Crucifixion.” – JoyofBaking

 

Hot Cross Cookies? yes! That’s right! For my 1st Contribution to Easter, I have decided to borrow the concept of Hot Cross Buns and made some Hot cross cookies :D took a basic oatmeal cookie recipe, throw in spices, raisins and cranberries! plus the Cross. Key ingredients of the Hot Cross buns (^.^V) and we have a simple, healthy, wholesome and fruitful cookie!! *wink* eggless as well :P Started your Easter’s baking? So what’s your contribution?

 

Ingredients:

100g Butter (melted)
3 Tablespoon Honey
150g Plain Flour
90g Oatmeal
½ tsp baking soda
100g Brown sugar
2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
1/8 tsp Nutmeg Powder
40g Raisins
40g Cranberries
50g Almonds (slivered or chopped)

Melted white Chocolate (icing)

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 175 Degree C.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together melted butter and honey till well combine.
  3. Add in cinnamon and nutmeg, mix till combined.
  4. Followed by plain flour, oatmeal, sugar.
  5. Finally mix in raisins, cranberries and almonds.
  6. For each cookie, Scoop tablespoonful amount of dough, roll into ball and flatten slightly on baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. cool on wire rack, pipe melted chocolate on top.

 

Verdict?
i always have a liking for crunchy, crispy cookies, i tend to bake my cookies slightly longer or till golden brown especially for oatmeal cookies. (Personal preference, as i find that soft oatmeal cookies, feels like they are being aired for a few days) :P wholesomely packed with oatmeal and chewy dried fruits. It is therefore a hard + chewy combi, definitely not a cookie for those who doesn’t enjoy chewing! :X

- .: Baker Lee :.

 

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4 comments

  1. Hot cross oatmeal cookies, great idea! I like the cranberries and almonds in the cookies.


  2. Yes! Cranberries are my new fav ingredients~ :P


  3. Great idea – I saw these on tastespotting and they look really good!


  4. Very cute idea!



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