The Empire cookie goes by many names—Belgian biscuit, biscuit bun, German biscuit, double biscuit—and is apparently related to the Linzertorte, which I suppose it must be, in as much as any jam-filled pastry is. I do not think, however, that it has ever been quite this good. The Cherry Negroni Jam and the gin work perfectly here, but you could technically sub in any jam and flavor the glaze to match, creating your own perfect Empire cookie. Again, though, I’m not sure this version can be improved upon!
Excerpted from Jam Bake by Camilla Wynne.Copyright © 2021 Camilla Wynne. Photography by Mickaël A. Bandassak.Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.