Empire Biscuits
Yields 24
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Ingredients
  1. ½ cup (125 ml / 1 stick) Unsalted Butter; softened
  2. ½ cup (125 ml) Granulated Sugar
  3. 1 Egg
  4. 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Almond Extract or Vanilla Extract
  5. 2 cups (500 ml) All-Purpose Flour
  6. 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Baking Powder
  7. ⅓ cup (80 ml) Raspberry, Strawberry or Apricot Jam
  8. For the Icing
  9. 1 cup (250 ml) Icing Sugar
  10. ¼ teaspoon (2 ml) Almond Extract or Vanilla Extract
  11. 1 tablespoon (15 ml) Hot Water
  12. 6 Candied Cherries; quartered
Instructions
  1. For the Icing
  2. 1 cup (250 ml) Icing Sugar
  3. ¼ teaspoon (2 ml) Almond Extract or Vanilla Extract
  4. 1 tablespoon (15 ml) Hot Water
  5. 6 Candied Cherries; quartered
Notes
  1. These cookies are best made a day ahead so the jam and shiny almond glaze have time to soak into the cookie.
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