Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Empire Biscuits

These are the best cookies!


I like to double this recipe. It gives me about 40 cookies.


For the single recipe, put 1/2 cup of butter in your mixer bowl.


Add 1/2 cup of sugar.


Add 1 egg.


Beat in 1 tsp. of baking powder and 1 tsp. of vanilla extract. Beat until fluffy.


Gradually beat in 2 cups of flour.


Check out my spatula! I am a biker baker.


Roll the dough to 1/8th inch thickness. Cut out 2 inch round circles.



Heat a jar of raspberry jam and stir until it is smooth. Set aside to cool.


Find a helper to cut candied red cherries in half and green cherries into slivers. The Blog Tech does not have a swollen cheek. That is a cookie in there. He works for cookies.


Bake the rounds at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Once they cool, spread them with raspberry jam and sandwich two of them together. Spread confectioners sugar glaze on them and decorate with the candied cherries as you can see in the first photos.


Good job Blog Tech!!!

18 comments:

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

They both look and sound delicious :-) Perhaps I'll get energy enough to make them next week before Yule :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

petoskystone said...

Being paid in cookies sounds like a good deal to me!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I'd work for cookies! I remember these from last year. They are wonderful.

TARYTERRE said...

These are my favorites. I LOVE the cherries on top. Can The Blog Tech come over and help with mine. He does GOOD work. And you make the most WONDERFUL things.

Pricilla said...

It is always good to have a helper!

Tournesol said...

All your cookies are so beautiful and how nice to have a helper : )

Guillaume said...

Cookies!

Adsila said...

Cookie!!! Those look so good.

injoyinmylife said...

I don't care for the cherries, so I'd leave them off, but the cookies look really really yummy.

laurie said...

oh , these are good!

Wizardess said...

Heh--the blog tech does not have a swollen check. :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That is one bitchin' spatula!

A Seasonal Cook in Turkey said...

Perfect! Daughter No 1 is coming round tomorrow to do some baking as she is having a Christmas teaparty! Thank you! They look wonderful!

A Seasonal Cook in Turkey said...

Hey! Where's my comment gone??

Moncha said...

That looks so delicious. Great deal...a helper that works for cookies ; )
The cookies sound real yummy. I love the spatula. It would be something for my son, he's a metaldude ; )
Have a magical day.

Dottie said...

This ia the first time in America that I have seen anyone making your"Empire Cookies". In Scotland we call them "Belgian Biscuits" and I even make them here in Florida from time to time and people are always amazed!!
Dottie J.

Tribal Horse Designs said...

they look so yummy...you are making me hungry!

chickpea678 said...

These are so pretty Joyce! I'm not a baker by any stretch but these make me want to try! Where on earth do you get green cherries? Are those a natural thing?