Empire biscuits

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Serves: 12

By nellyhel

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  • 50g icing sugar (plus extra mixed with food colouring, to decorate)

  • 175g margarine

  • 1 jar jam (optional)

  • 50g cornflour

  • 175g plain flour


  1. Beat together the icing sugar and margarine. Mix in the cornflour and flour. If it's too sticky to roll out, then shake in a little more flour.
  2. Roll out on a floured board fairly thin depending on how you like the biscuits and if you want to jam them together or just ice. Cut out shapes or small circles with a scone cutter and put on greased baking tray.
  3. Bake for around 15-20 minutes at 180C until just turning golden round edges.
  4. Cool then ice, or sandwich two with jam and then ice and decorate.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Jam and chutney

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Snack

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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  • jaggythistle 23/12/09 10:45

    Really nice and easy, the dough is quite soft though so you need to cut out your shapes quickly! I was attempting Christmas ones and my stars were a wee bit wonky. Biscuits were tasty and sandwiched together fine. Biscuits are very nice, but a little lighter in texture than most Empire biscuits I have tried. (not a bad thing just an observation.

  • derelicte 01/08/08 11:17

    Mmmmm these were yummy. The dough is a bit tricky for cack-handed toddlers to shape! (Resulting misshapen biscuits were light and buttery and gorgeous though).