My Granny’s Irish Scone Recipe

This recipe is a family favourite that my Granny used to make. She never had the recipe written out and followed it strictly from memory. With some persistance my Dad was able to figure out the list of ingredients to these perfect Irish scones. Luckily for you I am going to share it!  This recipe yields approx. 14 scones so you will probably want to double or triple it!




  1. Mix the dry ingredients together while sifting the flour.
  2. Mix butter into dry ingredients.
  3. Add egg to buttermilk and beat together.
  4. Make a hole in centre of dry ingredients and gradually add liquid ingredients.
  5. Roll out dough on floured surface. (Note: Dough should not too be too wet or too dry. Don’t overwork the dough.)
  6. Cut dough with circular cutter or form desired round or triangle shapes.
  7. Place on floured baking sheet and put in pre-heated oven at 350F.
  8. Bake until golden on bottom.

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Kris Kringle Coconut Cranberry Cookies

I’ve been a little short on time for baking lately (it’s hard being a working woman!) so this was my first attempt at Christmas baking. I first tried these cookies at a work bake sale and was hooked from that moment on. Here is the recipe for the cookies I refer to as the Kris Kringle Coconut Cranberry Cookies! Enjoy!

Ingredients (Makes about  40 cookies):

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 2 cuts oatmeal (baking oats)
  • 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


Mix wet ingredients together (vegetable oil, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs). In another bowl mix together all dry ingredients (flour, coconut, oatmeal, baking powder, salt, baking soda). Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.