Empire Biscuits

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This quantity makes about 12-16 biscuits, but it’s easily doubled or even trebled if you are baking for a crowd.

50 g / 2 oz. butter
40 g / 1 3/4 oz. granulated sugar
100 g / 4 oz. plain flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 medium egg
You will also need:
raspberry jam
glace icing made with 75g icing sugar
glazed cherries

[1] Heat your oven to 350°F / 180°C / Gas 4 and grease a baking tray.

[2] Cream the butter and sugar together until almost white.

[3] Mix in sugar, flour and spices. Add just enough egg to make a stiff mixture.

[4] Roll the dough out thinly on a floured board and cut into 5cm / 2in rounds with a fluted cookie cutter.

[5] Place on greased baking tray and bake for 20mins.

[6] Remove biscuits and leave to cool on a wire rack.

[7] When completely cool, sandwich biscuits with jam, then spread with icing and decorate with a quarter of glace cherry.

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