Empire Biscuits

It’s Valentine’s Day… so let’s talk about love.

I love cookies, sometimes referred to as biscuits, more than any other dessert or treat.

Now, Scotland has some good shouts when it comes to biscuits and while the entire Tunnocks catalog is a great companion to any cup of tea… sometimes you just need something bigger and badder.

This is when the Empire Biscuit reigns supreme.

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Two thick (usually circular) shortbread biscuits sandwiched with raspberry jam, topped with a sugary glaze and a little bonus cherry on top. Yes! So much heft to a little unassuming, cute biscuit.

And, even though the biscuit doesn’t originate in Scotland, it’s often associated with the country. After all, they are the shortbread standard. So, this is me spreading the word on some local treats.

Also, I subconsciously rolled my dough out in the shape of Scotland.

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Biscuit Lovin’ Ahead

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Maple Pecan Snowballs

Well, the verdict is in.

Punxsutawney Phil has seen his own shadow which means six more weeks of winter.

And I couldn’t be happier about that.

More chances to wear cozy jumpers, drink hot chocolate and to wait by the window for any sign of snow.

Back in Texas it’s pretty rare to get snow and if we did in North Texas it would maybe be about an inch? Everything would shut down and we’d have to hope there were enough snacks in the house until it all melted away… about 12 hours later.

So, yeah. I get childishly excited about snow.

And despite all the chatter about snowfall heading to Glasgow- it’s definitely something that has been lacking this winter season.

So, I decided to create my own!

Pecan Snowballs, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Teacakes- this type of cookie has loads of different names, but still basically one delicious taste.

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The Cookie Continues