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Empire Biscuits

agosto 25, 2022

This one is a traditional Scottish recipe, they are shortbread cookies. These round cookies are sandwiched with jam and are topped with delicious icing and a cherry!

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Servings: 48


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup raspberry preserves
  • 24 maraschino cherries
  • 8 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ cup milk


Step 1.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Gradually stir in the flour until well blended. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into rounds using a cookie cutter.

Step 3.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Sandwich one teaspoon of jam between two cookies. Repeat with remaining cookies. In a medium bowl, gradually stir the milk into the confectioners’ sugar until the icing is of a spreadable consistency. Spread on top of the sandwiched cookies. Top each cookie with half of a cherry while the icing is still wet.