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Whiskey Shortcakes

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Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄2 Pound
  Egg yolk 1
  Confectioners sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Whiskey 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated orange rind 1 Tablespoon
  Sifted all purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Orange marmalade 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon (For Dusting)
Directions

Cream the butter until fluffy (use an electric mixer set at medium speed).
Add the egg yolk, confectioners' sugar, and whiskey.
Continue beating for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the orange rind over the batter.
Gradually add the flour, stirring with a wooden spoon until smooth.
Drop from a teaspoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Drop a tiny bit of marmalade onto the top of each cookie.
Bake in a 350° oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until delicately browned.
Transfer to a tray and let stand until cool.
Dust the tops with confectioners' sugar (put through a sieve).

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party

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