As an avid Doctor Who fan and obvious cookie lover, I couldn’t simply let a million references to Jammie Dodgers pass by me without thinking these are probably really delicious, and I probably need to make them. Sure, I could have just ordered a pack of the real thing off of Amazon (PS, I probably still will), but they didn’t seem too tough to make on my own– and they weren’t! I just found a few recipes I liked online and combined my favorite things about each.
You will need:
2 cups flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup plus 2 tbsp cold butter, cut in cubes
3 tsp vanilla extract
2 large egg yolks
Raspberry Jam (this is what is traditionally used, but I actually used strawberry :))
This recipe makes about 12-14 cookie sandwiches, so double it if you want more!
Start off by combining your flour, powdered sugar, and salt in a bowl (side note: isn’t it awesome that these cookies use powdered sugar? Makes for a really soft, delicious cookie!). Add your butter, and mix until it becomes crumbly. Add vanilla and egg yolks, and mix. Wrap your dough in plastic, and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Pre-heat your oven to 350. Once dough has chilled, roll the dough out between two pieces of lightly floured parchment paper, to about 1/8 of an inch thick. Cut out cookies using a 3 inch cutter, and place on a parchment lined baking sheet (I say this because I know not everyone has the silicone baking sheets that I use, which don’t need to be lined :)). Cut circles or hearts or whatever shape you like out of the centers of half of the cookies (I just did this with a knife, keep it easy!)
Bake your cookies for 10-15 minutes, just until they start to brown slightly at the bottom edges but are still very pale. Remove from the oven and spoon 1 rounded teaspoon of jam onto the middle of the bottom halves of the cookies, and spread out only slightly to about 3/4 of an inch from the edge of the cookie. Carefully lay the top halves of the cookies onto the jam and press down lightly. Return to the oven for an additional 5 to 6 minutes. This will heat up the jam to a point where it will stick the two cookie halves together. Cool and devour.
Though a little time consuming when considering you have to let the dough chill, these were really pretty easy, and so worth the wait 🙂