Empire Biscuits

It’s been almost 18 months since I’ve seen my parents so this recipe is a nod to my sweet dad whose favorite treat is the Empire Biscuit.

A simple but fun twist on your shortbread, Empire Biscuits are a jam (jelly) sandwich made with thin cut shortbread and topped with simple icing sugar. I like to put a “cherry” on top using my favorite Cadbury’s Mini Eggs but you can use any small treat your family enjoys (or an actual cherry!)


Empire Biscuits



  • 1 Package of my Scottish Shortbread Ingredients
  • 1 Stick premium salted butter
  • 1/4 Cup of your favorite jam / jelly
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 5 TSP Milk
  • Choice of Topper - Cadberry Mini Eggs, Cherry, etc...




Scottish Shortbread


  • Follow my simple instructions on the back of the package to mix your shortbread mix but instead of forming into a sausage / log shape, press your “dough” into a flat (approximately 1/4” thick).  
  • Cut into even numbered circles and lay on a parchment lined baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 20-22 mins at 300°f until golden brown on bottom.
  • Remove and let cool completely.
  • Spread your favorite jam (jelly) and place a second round on top. 
  • Mix 1/2 cup of powdered sugar with 3-5 teaspoons of water or milk until you have a thick spreadable consistency. 
  • Spread your icing on top of the sandwich and finish with a candy topper off of your choosing! 
  • Enjoy your Empire Biscuits with the ones you love!


Empire Biscuits


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