Jammie Dodgers – Biscuit & Jam Cookies

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
Pinch salt
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 🙂


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12 thoughts on “Jammie Dodgers – Biscuit & Jam Cookies

  1. aoifenica says:

    Jammie Dodgers and Toffy Pops… Possibly the greatest biscuits ever!

  2. beignet says:

    Haha, not even a month ago, a british friend mentioned jammie dodgers on facebook and I replied, but wait.. aren’t they just linzer cookies with a fancy name? and he was like.. no. they are jammie dodgers.

    Long story short, I don’t get it (I feel like someone who doesn’t live in pawnee and somebody is talking about li’l sebastian) and we’re going to arrange a test test, haha.

    But I just might surprise him with these too!

    • Hahahaha I just had to google Linzer cookies, and now I’m left wondering how I’ve lived my life this long and missed out on these too! Have I been living in a clouded world where my family only wanted me to ever eat thumbprint cookies?? What kind of world is this?!

      ANYWAY I hope these cookies blow your mind and are way better than Linzer cookies and your British friend approves!

      • Alexandra S says:

        thumbprint cookies are Jammy Dodgers. Thumbprints just have the tops taken off, but they’re pretty much the same

  3. Michelle Blackley says:

    Reblogged this on City Girl Country and commented:
    12 Days of Christmas – this is what I should have done for my cookie exchange

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  5. Nicole says:

    My husband and I just finished making these and I don’t know if we did something wrong but even though we rolled them between 2 pieces of parchment paper, they were so difficult to remove that the cookies looked mangled. I don’t know if it was because the dough wasn’t chilled enough or maybe it was winter and the heat was on but my tip would be to work quickly or the dough because a big mess!

    Other than that, these were really quite delicious.

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