EMPIRE COOKIES

 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1/4 cup candied cherries, chopped

Directions

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

Notes

Source: Allrecipes.com

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