Empire Cookies

Empire Cookies

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"Jam filled shortbread cookies have been a longtime favorite on Scottish and English tea tables. Now popular in Canada! Store in a covered tin."
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Ingredients

servings 266 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.7g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 104 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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

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  1. Cream butter. Add sugar, creaming well. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2 inch rounds, and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes, or until very lightly browned at edges. Cool thoroughly.
  4. Spread half of the cookies with jam, and top with remaining cookies.
  5. Combine confectioners' sugar, almond extract, and enough hot water to make a thin icing. Frost tops of cookies. Top each with a small piece of candied cherry.

Reviews

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Most helpful positive review

Exactly the kind of cookie I had in mind! These turned out looking great and tasting rich and buttery. Tip for the previous reviewer who found them messy to roll out: I rolled about half of t...

Most helpful critical review

I was not a fan of these cookies. I think the recipe was easy to follow and i thought they were going to taste great but it had a funny taste to it. Not sure what I would do to change it next ...

Exactly the kind of cookie I had in mind! These turned out looking great and tasting rich and buttery. Tip for the previous reviewer who found them messy to roll out: I rolled about half of t...

My dough was very dry and crumbly and hard to work with, then after the initial taste test I thought that these were very dry and not that good at all. But after letting them sit in a covered co...

These are exactly the Empire Cookie I was looking for. My changes include enhancing the flavouring a bit. I used pure vanilla extract I also bumped up the almond a bit. I used a very small round...

Super easy to make and were a huge hit!

This are easy and look so fancy with the sandwich effect and the icing drizzled on top. I've made these several times. Very popular with family and friends and perfect for kids to help with. ...

I followed the recipe exactly & they turned out great. I made them on Friday (today is Tuesday) & they are still wonderful! Be sure to store them in a covered contatiner as other reviewer's have...

I double the recipe, and used a piece of towel dried maraschino cherry for the top did not want to buy or spend money on candy cherries. The cookies were awesome, not too sweet even with the ...

I was not a fan of these cookies. I think the recipe was easy to follow and i thought they were going to taste great but it had a funny taste to it. Not sure what I would do to change it next ...

great cookies - best shortbread ever