Prep 15 mins
Cook 36 mins
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!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 cup white sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄4 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 6 tablespoons fruit preserves (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 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).
- Add the egg and buttermilk. Knead with hands just until the mixture is smooth and doughy.
- Line cookie sheets with wax paper. Drop dough by the tablespoonful onto cookie sheets (no more than twelve per sheet).
- 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.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until cookies are "domed" and slightly golden.
Love this recipe. I have made some changes to the original recipe by adding different ingredients. Everyone ones these cookies! Thanks
I liked these cookies alot, so delicious and easy. I added 1/2 a cup dried raisins to the mixture, and used a rolling pin to make the dough flat and used a cookie cutter to make heart shapes. This recipe is absolutely a keeper
VERY easy and not too sweet! I used my Kitchen Aid mixer and the resulting dough is not smooth, but rolls together nicely. It is a crumbly cookie that DOES go well with a cup of tea or coffee. I made three batches to bring to an Irish Dinner tonight and they were fast and easy. I will definately make these again!