Hot Cross Cookies and the Colossal Cake Sale

Over the weekend we have been eating our way through a pile of Hot Cross Cookies from a recipe I found on Whitworths Sugar website. They were easy to make, half an hour from start to finish, and a great alternative to the traditional Hot Cross Bun typically eaten at this time of year.

hot cross cookies

I left out the white chocolate pieces as we all eat far too much chocolate at this time of year (!) but I did decorate them with white chocolate with a little help from my son.

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The cookies were delicious so would be a great bake for the Colossal Cake Sale!

hot cross cookies

When the Colossal Cake Sale was launched the idea was simple; wouldn’t it be wonderful if every community held a cake sale? That’s what Help for Heroes hopes thousands of its supporters will do this year. Whether selling trays of cakes in the office, holding a bake sale at school or organising a cake sale in the local shopping mall, every cupcake, brownie and coffee cake sold will help provide vital support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and their families, for life.

Whitworths Sugar is sponsoring this year’s Colossal Cake Sale and aims to entice the nation to throw on an apron, pick up a wooden spoon and bake their way to fund-raising for the nation’s heroes.

You can find some delicious recipes on the Whitworths Sugar website and don’t forget to look out for the Whitworths Sugar specially branded Help for Heroes sugar packs, available from Asda nationwide from early April.


Please note I received a bundle of Whitworths Sugar in return for writing this post.


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    April 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

    What a lovely idea. I’m a big fan of hot cross buns, but this is a nice alternative. I bet they tasted as lovely as they look.

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    April 21, 2014 at 10:22 am

    ooooh!! yummy – these sound delicious

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    April 21, 2014 at 10:39 am

    these look so yummy!

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    April 21, 2014 at 10:39 am

    these sound delicious x

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    April 21, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Hot cross cookies?! Just the name makes me want to eat them – they look delicious too. Great idea!

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    Emily Shepperson
    April 21, 2014 at 11:20 am

    They look delicious and easy enough for me to bake.

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    April 21, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Mmm these look delicious! x

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    Sylvia @ Happiness is homemade
    April 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    These sound super delicious and easy!

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    Helen Dickinson
    April 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    These look delicious. Perfect for the Easter Holidays!

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    Sonya Cisco
    April 21, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Ooh love the sound of those! Makes a change from the usual best cakes too!

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    Jo Middleton
    April 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    What a great idea! They look delicious, I love hot cross buns and these cookies are a perfect lighter snack version.

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    April 21, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    They do look great. I love a hot cross bun and a cup of tea x

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    Victoria Mylittlel
    April 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    they look lovely, unfortunately im off hot cross buns and tea cakes they are way too swee for my bump

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    April 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    They look lush! And makes a nice change to hot cross buns x

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    Nayna Kanabar (@SIMPLYF00D)
    April 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I love hot cross buns and these look delicious.

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    April 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    That is a clever idea.

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    April 21, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    The cookies look delicious and what a great idea, the colossal cake sale!

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    April 21, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    They look absolutely delicious x x

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    Model Mummy
    April 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Those cookies look like a real treat and well done for cooking for a great cause.
    I have not heard of the colossal cake sale but going to google it and see whats happening in my area!

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    April 21, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Those cookies look great, my eldest would love to make them x

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    April 22, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Oh yum! I would love to try these they sound great!

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    April 22, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I love hot cross buns and these look just as yummy. They would go down a storm in our house! x

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    April 23, 2014 at 9:10 am

    fab recipe love this

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