Empire Biscuits

Empire Biscuits

31 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
Marcie
Recipe by  Marcie

“This shortbread cookie is a traditional Scottish recipe. These are round cookies sandwiched with jam and topped off with a delicious icing and a cherry.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 dozen

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  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.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on 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.

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Reviews (31)

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Dante
116

Dante

Nice simple recipe. However, as a native Jock here in the US, the best tip to make these biscuits even more endulgent and melt on the tongue - substitute one cup of flour for one cup of birds custard powder. You will get a richer golden colour, deeper crumble and crunch in the texture, and a toasted baked note to finish. My Gran's traditional recipe from Glasgow. try it and you won't be dissapointed!

swimminash
31

swimminash

This was a fabulous recipe! I made 96 for an international night at school and they were the first to go. It took a while, but it was worth it. I loved how easy it was to work with the dough. The cookies didn't burn in the oven or break when I spread on the jam. Strawberry jam worked just fine. It was a fairly simple recipe, too. Thanks a bunch!

BETH40
24

BETH40

Kids really loved these cookies. Found that they took quite along time to make but well worth the time......

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (48 total)

  • Calories
  • 223 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 37.7 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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