Have you ever wondered how you can build an empire from scratch? (wink…wink)
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And for today, our dream is building (making) the best empire….
So, let’s do it baking nation.
Baking Show starts right now.
- icing sugar
- raspberry jam
- almond and vanilla extract
- cherries (candied)
MAKING EMPIRE COOKIES
1 cup butter
3/4 cup icing sugar
3 egg yolks
1/2 TBSP vanilla extract
2 +1/2+ 1/8 cups flour (AP)
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
3 TBSP warm water
1/2 TBSP almond extract
Line 3 baking trays with parchment paper.
Beat 1 cup butter and 3/4 cup icing sugar until smooth. (about 2 minutes)
Add egg yolks and vanilla extract and mix for about 1 minute.
Add sifted flour and stir until blended.
Shape into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap.
Chill for about 3 hours.
Time to play with your dough…
Roll it out to 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out the cookies using any cookie cutter you like.
Place the cookies on the baking tray with 1 inch space between them.
Bake cookies at 350 F for 10 minutes.
(it should be lightly browned around the edges)
Cool the cookies.
Spread half of the cookies with 1/2 TBSP raspberry jam and top with remaining cookies.
Repeat with the remaining cookies.
Combine icing sugar, almond extract and enough hot water to make a thin icing.
Frost tops of cookies and decorate with a small piece of candied cherry.
Say thank you.
Allow icing to dry. (about 1 hour)
Keep them in airtight container. (3 days)
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