Irish Soda Bread Cookies


All the flavors of Irish soda bread in quick and easy soda cookies!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
36 cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup dried currants

  • ¼ cup buttermilk

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and caraway in a mixing bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in currants.

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

  4. On a floured surface, shape dough into a ball and knead lightly 5 or 6 times. Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick and cut into squares and triangles with a knife. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
3g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 31mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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