Irish Soda Bread Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies
I sometimes save sandwich cookies for special holidays and events. With St. Patrick’s Day coming soon I thought it was just the right cookie to #fillthecookiejar this month.
Do you do that, cut out recipes and save them for whenever? I do it all the time and I’m glad I saved this one which is great for this month’s #fillthecookiejar.
This recipe is simple, the dough is a bit crumbly but it’s easy to make and it included currants as the add-in.
Instead of adding in the currants I added chocolate chips. I know, I crossed the traditional line by replacing the currants but they are not as popular as the chocolate chips.
For the filling I used marshmallow fluff and green gel food coloring. You can use whatever filling your family enjoys and you definitely can leave out the food coloring. I just added it to a few cookies to be festive.
Whip up this festive Irish Soda Bread Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies and serve with a cold glass of milk to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
- 2 cups AP flour
- ¾ cups sugar
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- pinch of salt
- ½ cup (1 stick) cold butter
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 cup marshmallow fluff
- a few drops of green gel food color
- In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
- Using a box grater (or cheese grater) grate the cold butter into the flour mixture. Using a fork mix in the grated butter with the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs. You can also use your hands to mix in the butter.
- In a small bowl mix together the buttermilk and egg and then add it to the flour mixture stirring until a soft dough forms.
- Remove the dough and place on a floured surface and lightly need 5 times.
- Divide the dough in half. With a floured rolling pin roll out one half of the dough to ¼ inch. Cut out circles using a cookie cutter. Re-roll any scrapes and continue the process with the second half of the dough.
- Place the cut out dough on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned on the bottom.
- Transfer to wire racks to cool.
- Mix together a drop or two of green gel food coloring into the marshmallow fluff. Mix well. Add more gel until desired color is reached.
- Spread the fluff on cookie and top with another for the sandwich cookie.
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