"Grain-Free" Empire Biscuits

Makes 1 dozen

A special recipe for Hogmanay and Robert Burn's birthday.

2 cup almond flour
¼ cup honey
6 tablespoon butter (can also use coconut oil)
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp "milk"
1 tsp vanilla extract
Raspberry jam

Preheat the over to 350 degrees F and line and grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium sized bowl, combine dry ingredients; mix together well. In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, honey and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the almond flour mixture and mix till combined.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes before baking.

Using a rounded tablespoon, scoop out the dough, then gently form into a ball. Place the balls of cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet, about 3 inches apart. Using a mason jar or your hands, slightly flatten each cookie.

Note: If the dough is still sticking to the jar, lightly grease the bottom of the jar. You may need to give the jar a little tap to remove the cookie (if your house is very warm, they will tend to stick more).

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-9 minutes. Leave cookies on the cookie sheet while cooling. They may seem under-baked at first, but they will firm up to just the right texture as they cool.

Sandwich one teaspoon of jam between two cookies. Repeat with remaining cookies.In a medium bowl, gradually stir the milk into the confectioners' sugar until the icing is of a spreadable consistency. Spread on top of the sandwiched cookies. Top each cookie with half of a dot of jam while the icing is still wet.

*Note: powder sugar is not grain free so omit icing if you can't have grains.