All the flavors of Irish Soda Bread in a quick and easy cookie!

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in currants.

  • Mix in beaten egg. Pour in milk and mix with a fork to make a soft dough (may need a little more milk).

  • On a floured surface, shape dough into a ball and knead lightly 5 or 6 times. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into squares and triangles with a knife (approximately 2 inches in diameter).

  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until slightly browned.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

73 calories; 2.8 g total fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 56 mg sodium. 11.1 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2005
I did not roll out these cookies....I skipped the kneading on the floured surface completely as I wanted an easy cookie to make. I used a 1 tablespoon scoop, and scooped the dough so that it would be quicker. The cookies were baked approximately 12 minutes, then I let them sit for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing. They tasted like slightly richer shortbread cookies, with a hint of sweetness. I substituted raising for currants and omitted the carraway as they were for DH's office potluck and I thought many would prefer without. His coworkers ate them all up...and sadly I only had one cookie myself to test them after they came out of the oven. Everyone loved them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2004
These were OK but I would prefer just making plain old Irish soda bread. In fact it is less work to make the bread instead of the cookies. Read More
(5)
126 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 96
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2005
I did not roll out these cookies....I skipped the kneading on the floured surface completely as I wanted an easy cookie to make. I used a 1 tablespoon scoop, and scooped the dough so that it would be quicker. The cookies were baked approximately 12 minutes, then I let them sit for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing. They tasted like slightly richer shortbread cookies, with a hint of sweetness. I substituted raising for currants and omitted the carraway as they were for DH's office potluck and I thought many would prefer without. His coworkers ate them all up...and sadly I only had one cookie myself to test them after they came out of the oven. Everyone loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2005
I did not roll out these cookies....I skipped the kneading on the floured surface completely as I wanted an easy cookie to make. I used a 1 tablespoon scoop, and scooped the dough so that it would be quicker. The cookies were baked approximately 12 minutes, then I let them sit for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing. They tasted like slightly richer shortbread cookies, with a hint of sweetness. I substituted raising for currants and omitted the carraway as they were for DH's office potluck and I thought many would prefer without. His coworkers ate them all up...and sadly I only had one cookie myself to test them after they came out of the oven. Everyone loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2004
I made this recipe for St. Pat's Day. I did not roll it out but dropped the batter onto parchment paper-lined pans in half-tablespoon dollops about two inches apart and baked for thirteen minutes. They came out heavenly! The caraway gives them an unusual and delicious flavor and they are not too sweet. Thanks so much for a great new tradition! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2005
I just made a test batch of these to see if I wanted to bring them for a holiday cookie Swap. I will definitely be making these!To make them more christmasy I used Craisins (and chopped them up to make it easier when cutting out shapes)instead of currants and I left out the caraway seeds (didn't miss them a bit!)For my cookie swap batch I Plan to use holiday cookie cutter shapes. I'm already planning to make these for my daughters class at school for St. Patricks day and using a shamrock cookie cutter. Definitely my new favorite cookie recipe!!! Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2006
Delicious! Definitely sweet enough. And you're missing out if you leave out the caraway! That makes it different and adds an exotic flavor. I too added more currants to my 2nd batch; more caraway too! Give them a try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2007
Fantastic recipe! I left out the caraway seeds used raisins in place of the currants and I dusted the finished cookies with confectioners sugar before serving. My customers were skeptical at first but once they sampled a cookie my entire double batch was gone in less than 10 minutes!!! Read More
(19)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2006
Wow these are fantastic! We made them without the currants or seeds 'cause we're not big fan of "stuff" (other than chocolate) in our cookies. I did have to add a little more buttermilk too to get the dough to a rolling consistency. They turned out so great -- I like them unfrosted but of course my kids must frost and sprinkle every cookie they have a hand in making!;) Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2005
This was such an easy recipe and the cookies came out great! I used dried cranberries instead of currants which turned out well. I also needed to use closer to 1/2 cup of buttermilk to get the dough to the right consistency. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2003
cookie was good more cake-like texture than I was expecting. Easy to make except when cutting into triangles was difficult to cut through the currants. They went over well at my St. Patrick's day party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2005
I will definitely make these again. They had just the right amount of sweetness. I didn't add the caraway seeds not too fond of them myself but they turned out great anyway. They were just as easy to make as rolled out Christmas cookies with no chilling involved. They were a hit at the St. Patty's Day party I brought them to. Thanks Laria! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2004
These were OK but I would prefer just making plain old Irish soda bread. In fact it is less work to make the bread instead of the cookies. Read More
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