St. Patrick's Day cookies - bhofack2

Irish soda bread cookies

St. Patrick's Day cookies - bhofack2

Irish soda bread cookies (also known as “irish cookies”), are delicious cookies baked the Irish way. Made to a recipe similar to soda bread (an Irish bread), these cakes are mainly eaten on St. Patrick’s Day. The result is tasty!

Taste the Irish soda bread cookies

Cookies in the shape of a clover for St. Patrick’s Day!

If you like gourmet and original cookies, then you will definitely like Irish cookies! These are not made with chocolate but with raisins and cumin. An atypical alliance that promises you a real explosion in your mouth!

Generally, these cookies are baked for St. Patrick’s Day, and can even take the form of clovers.

Sprinkled with sugar, they will make the whole family happy! Note that you can find them in local bakeries as well as in some food stores.

Irish soda bread cookies recipe


  • 250g of flour
  • 180g of sugar
  • 40g of green coloured sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 110g of butter
  • 80g of raisins
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 60ml of Buttermilk (or cream or milk if not available)


  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees, and prepare a baking sheet with greaseproof paper previously buttered.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, sugar, salt, softened butter and raisins.
  • Knead by hand until you obtain a shortbread dough.
  • Then add the cumin, the egg, and the buttermilk.
  • Spoon the mixture into a homogeneous, slightly compact paste.
  • All you have to do is roll out the dough and make cookie cut-outs (rounds or clovers for example).
  • Sprinkle them with green coloured sugar
  • Place your cookies on the baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes until golden brown. Don’t be surprised if the cookies feel soft when they come out: they will solidify to become crunchy within minutes of being placed in the open air.
  • Enjoy your meal!
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