Empire biscuits are traditionally from Scotland and it is also popular among many countries in Europe. It is prepare by sandwiching short bread cookies with Jam or Icing and the topped with Royal icing and a glazed Cherry.
I decided to bake Empire biscuits literally last night only and did it , then prepared the icing and clicked today morning .Indeed this month is really tight with the new place ,Work and due to so many other factors I had to keep on travelling between Chennai and Bangalore. I dint get enough time for this month Marathon ,I had to wake up early and finish my baking ,Yes I won’t give up J So here I am with the recipe ,Now let’s get started!!
Recipe Cuisine: Scotland | Recipe Category :Cookies
Prep Time: 2 hours | Bake Time : 12 mins| Serves: 4 |Author :Sharmila
IngredientsAll-purpose flour – 1 cup
Butter – 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cherries – to top
For Royal Icing:
Icing sugar – ¼ cup
Corn flour – 1 tsp
Lemon juice – ½ tsp
Milk – 2 tsp
Step by step Method with pictures:
1. In a mixing bowl cream together the sugar and butter till they are well combined.Next add in the flour and mix well. Bring everything together to form a soft dough. Shape it in the form of logs and then cling wrap or in any desire shape. Refrigerate min of 2 hours to 2 days and then slice them in the shape of discs.
Place them in the prepared baking tray. Preheat the oven at 180 Deg C for about 10 mins and the bake for 10- 13 mins .allow it to cool completely and then store.
Absolutely good for gifting to friends and family..