What Olivia Did Cookie Recipe After popping up a hot cross bun recipe last year, I figured it was probably appropriate to upload a recipe for those of us that simply aren't feeling the buns this time of year (cheeky)! Although I was tempted to dip my toes into Creme and Mini Egg territory for this recipe, I thought I'd keep it extremely simple (and a little bit novelty) and put together some 'Hot Cross Cookies'. There's plenty of room for variation with these (especially if you have a currant craving instead of choc chips)- but they're a fun alternative regardless, and a little bit simpler than making dough too!

You will need:
- 115g unsalted butter at room temperature
- 50g light brown sugar
- 50g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 175g self raising flour
- 70g (or as much/little as you like) milk/white chocolate squares

For the icing:
- 55g unsalted butter at room temp
- 125g icing sugar
-100g white chocolate
- Splash of milk
- Piping bag

What Olivia Did Cookie Recipe
1. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees (fan assisted), before mixing the butter and sugar together to create a creamy mixture.

2. Beat your egg and vanilla extract together, before gradually adding it to the butter mixture. Add in your flour and salt (mixing it in bit by bit) and then throwing in your chocolate until everything is mixed into a dough mixture- it's pretty easy!

3. Line a baking tray, and split the dough into 8-10 balls (depending on how big/small you want your cookies) before baking for 15/20 minutes, checking every now and again so that they don't brown too much.

What Olivia Did Cookie Recipe

4. For your icing, beat the butter and sugar together until everything is mixed. Gradually melt the white chocolate (you can do this slowly in the microwave, checking every 10 seconds- or over a bowl of simmering water, just be careful as white chocolate burns very quickly) and leave to cool slightly, before adding it to the butter mix. If the mixture is too solid, add a little bit of a milk to loosen the consistency.

5. Once the cookies are cool, add your icing to a piping bag and cross each cookie with the icing for ultimate Easter kudos!

If you give these a go yourself don't forget to use the hashtag #bakewithliv so I can see! Also, let me know if there's any recipes you'd like to see!

x
What Olivia Did Cookie Recipe After popping up a hot cross bun recipe last year, I figured it was probably appropriate to upload a recipe for those of us that simply aren't feeling the buns this time of year (cheeky)! Although I was tempted to dip my toes into Creme and Mini Egg territory for this recipe, I thought I'd keep it extremely simple (and a little bit novelty) and put together some 'Hot Cross Cookies'. There's plenty of room for variation with these (especially if you have a currant craving instead of choc chips)- but they're a fun alternative regardless, and a little bit simpler than making dough too!

You will need:
- 115g unsalted butter at room temperature
- 50g light brown sugar
- 50g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 175g self raising flour
- 70g (or as much/little as you like) milk/white chocolate squares

For the icing:
- 55g unsalted butter at room temp
- 125g icing sugar
-100g white chocolate
- Splash of milk
- Piping bag

What Olivia Did Cookie Recipe
1. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees (fan assisted), before mixing the butter and sugar together to create a creamy mixture.

2. Beat your egg and vanilla extract together, before gradually adding it to the butter mixture. Add in your flour and salt (mixing it in bit by bit) and then throwing in your chocolate until everything is mixed into a dough mixture- it's pretty easy!

3. Line a baking tray, and split the dough into 8-10 balls (depending on how big/small you want your cookies) before baking for 15/20 minutes, checking every now and again so that they don't brown too much.

What Olivia Did Cookie Recipe

4. For your icing, beat the butter and sugar together until everything is mixed. Gradually melt the white chocolate (you can do this slowly in the microwave, checking every 10 seconds- or over a bowl of simmering water, just be careful as white chocolate burns very quickly) and leave to cool slightly, before adding it to the butter mix. If the mixture is too solid, add a little bit of a milk to loosen the consistency.

5. Once the cookies are cool, add your icing to a piping bag and cross each cookie with the icing for ultimate Easter kudos!

If you give these a go yourself don't forget to use the hashtag #bakewithliv so I can see! Also, let me know if there's any recipes you'd like to see!

x

31 comments:

  1. Wow, these look incredible! And what an amazing idea to do cookies instead of actual hot cross buns - perfect for those of us with sub-par baking skills!
    Megan x meguana.co.uk

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  2. These look so yummy and I might need to try these lovely cookies.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  3. Ooh yum!
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    http://wearsheiz.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. these look so good and yummy Olivia <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. These look incredible! I definitely want to give them a go!

    shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. This is such a good idea for people (i.e. me) who don't like buns! I love baking especially at Easter as it also means birthday cake :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. That white chocolate icing sounds so yum!! x

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  8. I wouldn't mind if you dipped in the creme and mini egg territory! :D -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  9. I love the fact that you've swapped hot cross buns for cookies, such a great idea and they look so yummy!! May just have to try these out x

    Blushhx

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  10. I'm really not a fan of hot cross buns so these are ideal! Great recipe, thanks! :D
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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  11. They look so good - what a cute idea! I shall be checking out your hot cross bun recipe too though, never thought of baking these at home but the thought of the homemade baking smells is really appealing!! x
    www.lovedbylaura.com

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  12. Sunday baking tomorrow and i know what i am making!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. These look so good :)

    www.lifeinthefashionlanee.blogspot.com

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  14. These look amazing! I'd love to bake something over Easter x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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  15. These look so yummy! I love hot cross buns but these cookies are a great way to get into the Easter spirit x
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. What an adorable idea! Perfect for Easter!

    Love Lily x

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  17. ooh yum! defo need to try these <3 xx

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  18. Great to see something different for an easter baking session!
    Rosie
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    www.anenglishrosie.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Love this idea! Never heard of hot cross cookies before, but such a perf way to get into the easter spirit (if that's a thing!) especially if like me you prefer a cookie rather hot cross bun! :)

    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

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  20. Is it wrong that I am not a big fan of hot cross buns? Every Easter, my cinnamon roll cravings are at a high! I think that is my version of a hot cross bun. x

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  21. I absolutely did not know that hot cross cookies were a thing! These look incredible. And they're going on THE list. Thanks for bringing these into my life! x

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  22. These look so cute! I love baking posts, especially when they're of a recipe I've never seen before!

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