Empire Biscuits

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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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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
8g Fat
38g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 22mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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