Hot Cross Bun Shortbread

Enjoy our Hot Cross Bun Shortbread recipe this Easter!

Hot Cross Shortbread!

Hot Cross Shortbread!


  • 300g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 200g butter
  • 30g raisins finely chopped
  • 30g  mixed peel finely chopped
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • Extra caster sugar for dusting

For the crosses

  • 80g white chocolate buttons or 80g icing sugar with water to a pourable consistency


  1. Heat the oven to 170C fan, 190C no fan or gas mark 5. 
  2. Beat together the sugar and butter until pale.
  3. Add all your dry ingredients and fruit.
  4. Mix until combined.
  5. Let it rest in the fridge for 15 minutes until it is not too soft to work with.
  6. Using a rolling pin roll out to about 1cm thick.
  7. Cut out biscuits using a round cutter size of your choice.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes until slightly golden.
  9. Place onto cooling rack and dust with sugar.
  10. Once cool decorate with crosses using either white chocolate or icing.

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