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    Empire Biscuits

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    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    Chef Mrs Bridges's Note:

    Traditional Scottish biscuits or cookies to accompany a cup of tea. We try to eat healthily, but now and then it's nice to have a sweet treat. My Mother and I made these together when I was a child, and making them always brings happy memories. Nowadays, my Mother makes tiny versions of these as petit fours, but I make 3 inch ones ! The biscuits are always topped with icing sugar and usually have a cherry on top. using the cornflour, icing sugar and baking powder gives a light melt in the mouth texture. Take the margarine out of the fridge half an hour before you start, so that its not too hard.Sometimes I replace the cherry with hundreds and thousands ( as in the photo ) or a jelly tot pastel. I like raspberry jam for the filling, but you can use your favourite flavour.

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    Serves: 12


    3 inch ...

    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F or 175 C.
    2. 2
      Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until they are well combined and you have a soft dough. Using your hands to mix is the best way.
    3. 3
      Turn the dough out on to a floured surface and gently roll the dough out to about 1/4inch thickness. Cut into rounds using a cookie cutter. Place them on a lightly grease baking tray.
    4. 4
      Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies and your oven. My 3 inchers take 15 minutes. They should be a light golden brown.
    5. 5
      Allow to cool on the tray for about 5 minutes, to let them firm, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
    6. 6
      Sandwich a teaspoon of jam between two cookies, and repeat with the remaining cookies.
    7. 7
      In a small bowl, mix the icing sugar with a little water or milk to make a spreadable consistency. Spread on top of the sandwiched cookies.
    8. 8
      Top each cookie with a cherry or decoration of your choice.
    9. 9
      Leave until icing has set, then enjoy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Empire Biscuits

    Serving Size: 1 (54 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 253.3
    Calories from Fat 106
    Total Fat 11.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 165.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 35.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 20.8 g
    Protein 1.7 g

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