Jammie Dodgers

Jammie Dodgers from Kaye's Cupboard (4)Eleven once told the Daleks a Jammie Dodger was a self-destruct button. It didn’t fool them for a minute, but that didn’t stop him from enjoying the cookie anyway! I’ve heard of British “biscuits,” but never actually tried any. This is an excellent place to start, it seems!

Jammie Dodgers from Kaye's Cupboard (2)

Very similar to shortbread cookies, but without any of the dry, crumbly texture, these cookies are lighter and flakier with a slight buttery taste. These beauties can be filled with whatever jam your heart desires. We preferred strawberry over grape, but we will definitely try others! I think blackberry would be delicious! With a sprinkling of sugar on both halves of the cookie, the overall combination of textures and flavors is perfect!

Jammie Dodgers from Kaye's Cupboard (3)
Don’t you LOVE the Doctor Who watercolors? They are done by my sister-in-law; check out her etsy store here!

 

Simplicity is such a great thing in this case, because it allows you to truly enjoy each component. It’s making my mouth water, just thinking about it! My husband I both had the same idea- to make this cookie part of a holiday so that we have a reason to make it at least once a year…although I suspect we will make it much more often than that, especially since they are simple to make, and we always have the few ingredients they need!

Jammie Dodgers from Kaye's Cupboard
We used a canning jar lid as a cookie cutter, and the cap off our bottle of vanilla extract to cut the center hole. My husband used a butter knife to create the ridges.

 

  •  1 cup butter, softened
  • 1  1/8 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 cup flour
  • sugar, for sprinkling
  • 1  1/2 cups jam

1. Combine butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg yolk and mix with a wooden spoon. Mix in flour, then form dough in to a smooth ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

2. Preheat oven to 375. Spray baking sheets with cooking spray. Place dough on a lightly floured surface, and roll to 3mm thickness. Cut out an even number of large circles with a cookie cutter. Use a small cookie cutter to cut out the center of half of the cookies.

3. Place them on the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until they are a pale golden color. Be careful not to over-bake. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling, and sprinkle with sugar while still warm. Once they are completely cool, turn cookies with no cut-out upside down, spread about a teaspoon of jam on them, then top with cookie that has a cut-out. Cookies can be stored in an air-tight container.

{Kudos to jamieoliver.com!}

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