Irish Soda Bread Cookies
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup currants
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon caraway seed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
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.Makes 36 servings