Meg's Irish Soda Bread Cookies

READY IN: 51mins
Recipe by mystere2e

This is the easiest cookie recipe ever and the result is a melt-in-your mouth dessert that is great with a cup of tea, coffee, cider, hot chocolate, whatever. If made properly they taste more like little cakes. This is a traditional Irish recipe I have tweaked over the years to make my own. I usually double this recipe since they tend to go very quickly!

Top Review by palumboan

Love this recipe. I have made some changes to the original recipe by adding different ingredients. Everyone ones these cookies! Thanks

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add butter. Knead with hands until the mixture becomes consistent in texture (it will be a bit coarse).
  3. Add the egg and buttermilk. Knead with hands just until the mixture is smooth and doughy.
  4. Line cookie sheets with wax paper. Drop dough by the tablespoonful onto cookie sheets (no more than twelve per sheet).
  5. If desired, use the back of a spoon to gently press a well into each cookie and fill with 1/3 teaspoon of jam/preserves. I find raspberry jam goes perfectly with the flavor of these cookies.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until cookies are "domed" and slightly golden.

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