Homemade Jammie Dodgers. A homemade version of the United Kingdom’s favourite cookie. Your favourite flavour of any good quality or homemade jam can be used in this recipe. Raspberry, apricot and plum are some delicious choices. Perfect for Valentines Day too!
Originally published Dec 2012.
I recently watched a special baking episode of the River Cottage cooking series from the UK. One of the featured recipes was a homemade version of Jammie Dodgers.
Jammie Dodgers are the most popular cookie in the British Isles.
Wikipedia reports that 30% of the households buy the commercially produced version of this cookie. It’s basically just a simple shortbread with raspberry jam.
Its simplicity is also what makes it great. This may be the best “cuppa tea” cookie ever.
To put my own twist on this classic Jammie Dodgers recipe by adding a Newfoundland twist…Bakeapple Jam! Bake apples is the local name for cloudberries which have a very unique flavour.
I’d describe the flavour as something like orange citrus meets apricot & passionfruit. They are very prized in these parts and they make a spectacularly delicious jam.
I have also developed a couple of other Jammie Dodger recipes including Apricot Almond Jammie Dodgers. As well, there is another very delectable Lemon Blueberry Jammie Dodgers.
Both are equally as delicious and well worth a try.
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Homemade Jammie Dodgers
Homemade Jammie Dodgers - A homemade version of the United Kingdom's favorite cookie. Your favorite flavor of any good quality or homemade jam can be used in this recipe. Raspberry, apricot and plum are some delicious choices
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup icing sugar, (powdered sugar)
- pinch salt
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp cold butter, , cut in cubes
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large egg yolks
- 12-14 rounded tsp homemade or good quality jam
- Sift together the flour, icing sugar and salt . Set aside.
- Rub the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers until it is well incorporated and the mixture becomes crumbly, like a coarse meal.
- Whisk together the egg yolks and vanilla extract.
- Add to the crumbly dry mixture and mix in until a soft dough forms.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least a half hour. Roll the dough out between two pieces of lightly floured parchment paper to about ⅛ of an inch thick.
- Cut out cookies using a 3 inch cutter and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Cut circles or hearts or whatever shape you like out of the centers of half of the cookies.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 - 20 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 your favorite good quality jam onto the middle of the bottom halves of the cookies and spread out only slightly to about ¾ 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 on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in airtight containers.
Serving Size1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 238Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 61mgSodium 108mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 1gSugar 11gProtein 2g
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.
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Friday 20th of January 2023
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Thursday 8th of December 2022
These made the list for this year's cookie exchange. My father-in-law will be all over these. But, oops, I bought raspberry fruit spread instead of raspberry jam. Are they interchangeable?
Sunday 12th of December 2021
I'm homesick for Newfoundland... gotta have some of these for Christmas. 🍁
Friday 29th of November 2019
I have made these twice& folks loved them. I used black currant jam& it was yummy. One of my friends is a Brit and she loved them. It’s fun to please people with sweets from their country. Thank you for some great recipes! I used your yellow cake several times for big projects.Thaks for that one also!
Monday 28th of October 2013
The best ever!!Everybody loved them and they keep asking for more!Thank you so much!