• Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 30 mins


  • 18 Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • flour, if necessary
  • Frosting:
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  • Combine rolls and press or roll to flatten.
  • Combine sugar and spices in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle flattened dough with 1/3 of the sugar mixture and 1/3 of the cranberries or raisins.
  • Fold dough over on itself and flatten again.
  • Repeat the sugar and cranberries process and fold over again.
  • Repeat one more time.
  • Knead the dough as necessary to completely incorporate the added ingredients.
  • If dough becomes too sticky, sprinkle lightly with flour.
  • Shape into a log and cut into 12 equal pieces.
  • Shape each piece into a ball and place on a sprayed baking sheet.
  • Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until almost double in size.
  • Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool.
  • Mix ingredients for frosting and frost rolls.


These delicious Hot Cross Buns are the perfect addition to your Easter Meals.

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