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Empire Cookies

Empire Cookies Recipe


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


  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup raspberry jam
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • ¼ cup candied cherries, chopped


  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.

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Nutritional Information

Empire Cookies

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 266.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 6 %
carbohydrates: 15 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 2 %
fat: 13 %
saturated fat: 25 %
cholesterol: 12 %
vitamin a iu: 5 %
niacin equivalents: 14 %
vitamin b6: 1 %
vitamin c:
folate: 10 %
calcium: 3 %
iron: 7 %
magnesium: 2 %
potassium: 1 %
sodium: 4 %
thiamin: 17 %
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*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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