Historical Holiday Cookie Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Historical Holiday Cookie Hop!

My treat is the Empire Biscuit, a classic Scottish cookie. These are so yummy. Melt in your mouth buttery shortbread goodness with a fruity zing and sugary sweetness. Yummmmmm!

Empire Biscuit Photo by Christina’s Cucina

You can find this recipe all over the internet but the one I use I found at Christina’s Cucina blog (Picture and recipe credit goes to her. Please click the link if you’d like to visit her site.)


  • 8 oz (2 sticks) butter
  • 3 oz (1/3 c) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 16 oz (3 cups) all purpose flour
  • 8 oz confectioner’s sugar
  • candied/Glacé cherries to decorate
  • raspberry jam


Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C)

Mix the butter and sugar together. Add the egg and mix well. Add the flour and rub together until crumbly. Turn the mixture onto a floured surface and work it into a smooth dough. Roll out to about 1/8″ and cut into rounds with a cookie cutter.

Bake on lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes. Cool on a rack until completely cool. Sandwich two cookies together with raspberry jam and coat the top cookie with icing (confectioner’s sugar mixed with water or milk – you want the consistency thin but thick enough it’ll stay on the cookie). Top with a candied cherry and enjoy!

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To hop to the next recipe, look at the list below. Email your completed list of author names, with their treat names, to Heather@HeatherMcCollum.com with the heading: “Historical Romance Authors are Sweet” to be entered into the $150 gift card grand prize random drawing. Have fun baking and happy hopping!

Alanna Lucashttps://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlannaLucas/
Amalie Howardhttps://amaliehoward.com/
Amanda Marielhttps://www.facebook.com/AuthorAmandaMarie1/
Ava Stonehttps://www.avastoneauthor.com/ava-stone-s-sugar-cookie-martini
Christina Brittonhttps://www.facebook.com/ChristinaBrittonAuthor/
Collette Cameronhttp://collettecameron.com/historical-author-cookie-hop
Deb Marlowehttps://www.facebook.com/pg/DebMarloweAuthorPage/
Diana Lloydhttps://www.dianalloydbooks.com/featured/
E. Elizabeth Watsonhttps://eelizabethwatson.com/contact/
Elizabeth Essexhttps://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.essex.37/
Elizabeth Langstonhttps://www.facebook.com/AuthorElizabethLangston/
Eliza Knighthttps://eknightauthor.com/news/
Emma Princehttp://www.emmaprincebooks.com
Heather McCollumhttps://www.heathermccollum.com/kitchen/
Jane Charleshttps://www.janecharlesauthor.com/christmas-fun
Jennifer Tretheweyhttps://www.facebook.com/jennifertretheweyromance/
Jerrica Knight-Cataniahttp://www.jerricasplace.com/2019-historical-holiday-cookie-hop.html
Katherine Bonehttps://www.facebook.com/AuthorKatherineBone/
Liana De la Rosahttps://www.facebook.com/LianainBloom/
Lori Ann Baileyhttps://loriannbailey.com/christmas-fudge/
Madeline Martinhttp://www.madelinemartin.com/blog/
Michelle McLeanhttps://michellemcleanbooks.com/historical-holiday-cookie-hop/
Pam Minglehttps://www.pammingle.com
Renee Ann Millerhttps://www.facebook.com/Reneeannmillerauthor/
Samantha Gracehttps://www.samanthagraceauthor.com/holiday-cookie-hop
Susanna Craighttps://www.facebook.com/susannacraigauthor/
Tara Kingstonhttps://www.facebook.com/TaraKingstonAuthor/
Tina Gabriellehttps://www.facebook.com/TinaGabrielle
Vanessa Rileyhttps://vanessariley.com/blog/2019/12/06/4-ingredient-christmas-cookies/?fbclid=IwAR1-PQVsJdMFanV6nCIhFAlw22mplNEqK05ZtmQK8lP6GadFnBforNYdXlo
Victoria Vanehttps:// www.victoriavane.com

DON’T FORGET! Email your completed list of author names, with their treat names, to Heather@HeatherMcCollum.com with the heading: “Historical Romance Authors are Sweet” to be entered into the $150 gift card grand prize random drawing.

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