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    Empire Cookies

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    20 mins

    10 mins

    10 mins

    Kimke's Note:

    A family favorite at the holidays.

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    1. 1
      Cream butter.
    2. 2
      Add sugar, creaming well.
    3. 3
      Beat in egg and vanilla.
    4. 4
      Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture.
    5. 5
      On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness.
    6. 6
      Cut into 2-inch rounds, and place on ungreased baking sheets.
    7. 7
      Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 10 minutes or until very lightly browned at edges.
    8. 8
      Cool thoroughly.
    9. 9
      Spread half of the cookies with jam, and top with remaining cookies.
    10. 10
      Combine confectioners' sugar, almond extract, and enough hot water to make a thin icing.
    11. 11
      Frost tops of cookies.
    12. 12
      Top each with a small piece of candied cherry.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 07, 2009


      Amazing Cookies!!! The combination of flavors is divine: crisp sugar cookie, tart raspberry filling and almondy-sweet icing. I took Sandy's advice and made the icing thin and dip the cookie top into it. That worked out perfect. It was quick, easy, and the tops dries to a smooth, shiny finish. One thing I did do wrong is that I used raspberry preserves rather than jam. The preserve filling was just too soft. When I bit into the cookie, the raspberries oozed out the side. They were messy to eat, but still delicious. So don't use preserves unless you make the cookies small enough to eat all in one bit. Update: After the cookies sat for a few hours, the preserves firmed up and no longer oozed when bit into. Yeah.

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    • on December 06, 2003


      Beautiful, elegant little sandwich cookies. Very crisp and buttery. Note: Rather than rolling out the dough and cutting into circles with cutters, I instead rolled it up into a log, chilled it for 30 minutes, then sliced off 1/8" rounds, therefore getting very uniform sandwich slices.

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    • on February 05, 2007


      I make these into tiny bite size cookies and use Nutella for the filling. They're my brother-in-law's favorite cookie and I would be disowned if I didn't have them on the holiday cookie trays. I make the frosting a bit thin and just dip the top cookie in it. It's a lot faster and looks so pretty and smooth once it dries. I'm headed to the kitchen right now to make bite size hearts with light pink frosting for Valentine cookie trays.

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    Nutritional Facts for Empire Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (819 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 259.4
    Calories from Fat 74
    Total Fat 8.3 g
    Saturated Fat 5.0 g
    Cholesterol 37.9 mg
    Sodium 95.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 43.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 24.7 g
    Protein 2.8 g

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    candied cherries

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