These are a traditional Scottish cookie-very spicy and not too sweet. They are a treat for the grown-ups, too. Wonderful with a nice mug of tea. Yum!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 cookies
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • In a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, cream together 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one a time, mixing well after each one. Combine the flour, baking powder, allspice and cinnamon; stir into the batter until blended. The dough will be very stiff.

  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into circles using a juice glass or cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges start to brown lightly. Cool cookies on wire racks for at least 15 minutes.

  • While cookies cool, make the frosting. Beat the butter and salt together until soft, then gradually mix in the confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth and light.

  • Spread strawberry jam onto one side of a cookie, then top with another cookie to make a jam sandwich. Spread frosting on top, and place a maraschino cherry half in the center before the frosting sets. Repeat with the remaining cookies.

Nutrition Facts

322 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 54.5g; fat 11.1g; cholesterol 48.1mg; sodium 155.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2009
a lovely recipe simple and just sweet enough what a pity they are neither scottish (Tipperary is in Ireland... conveniently in County Tipperary just like the VERY well known song) nor traditional for Tipperary as i don't know anywhere in either country known for its cherries. still a very nice sweet treat though Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2010
I wasn't so imptressed with this recipe but luckily my guests seem to enjoy it Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2009
a lovely recipe simple and just sweet enough what a pity they are neither scottish (Tipperary is in Ireland... conveniently in County Tipperary just like the VERY well known song) nor traditional for Tipperary as i don't know anywhere in either country known for its cherries. still a very nice sweet treat though Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2007
This was very good. I was going through one of my "sweet tooth" cravings and made these although I didn't have cherries or jam they still tasted really good. And my kids were begging for more! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2007
These went over really well much better than I expected! Used Quince jelly in some which tastes like honey these were especially delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2006
This was a fun recipe to make and something the whole family will love. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2010
I wasn't so imptressed with this recipe but luckily my guests seem to enjoy it Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2013
These are pretty authentic to the ones I have eaten in tearooms in Scotland. Don't need to make any changes to this recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2018
Ok. So I accidentally posted a review for a different recipe on this page. Let s try this again! These turned out great although my first batch really only made eleven cookies. I had plenty of frosting left over so next time I think I ll double the dough. I will say I think these tasted better the next day after they had time to set. The description says they re a very spicy cookie I would say not so much but I love extremely spicy food. The only confusion I had with the recipe itself was it called for 1/4 cup milk if needed and the directions never said when to add it in. I assumed it went in the frosting. My frosting was also a lot thicker than the one other picture. Read More
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