Empire Cookies

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam
  • 1/3 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/3 cup apricot jam
Icing:
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons hot water (approx)
  • 6 candied cherries quartered

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and almond extract.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture.

On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to scant 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness. Using 1-1/2- to 1-3/4-inch (4 to 4.5 cm) round cookie cutter, cut out shapes. Place, about 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until edges are golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool.

Spread bottoms of half of the cookies with jam; top with remaining cookies.

Icing: In small bowl, combine icing sugar, almond extract and enough hot water to make thin icing; spread over tops of cookies. Top each with piece of cherry. Let stand until icing is dry, about 3 hours.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 42 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 126.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 18 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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