Festive Jammy Dodgers

This time of year is a great excuse to do some baking, and this recipe from BBC Good Food is one of my favourites. Normally I just make round or flower shaped cookies, but this time I decided to go with a snowflake and star combination as it is the festive season. 

You will need:

  • A jar of good quality (or homemade) jam. (Raspberry is my personal favourite)
  • 100g butter, room temperature.
  • 175g caster sugar.
  • 1 large egg.
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste.
  • 200g plain flour.

Mix the butter and sugar together in a bowl until just combined. Add the egg and vanilla and mix again until fully incorporated.
Add the flour into the mixture and combine until a the dough forms a ball. Tip the dough out onto a floured surface and roll to about 5mm thick. Place the rolled out dough onto a tray and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
Once firmed, cut out your shapes with your desired cutter. In this instance, I’ve used a snowflake shaped cutter. On every second one, cut the middle out with a smaller cutter. For the detail on the top pieces, I’ve stamped a pattern with a fondant cutter.

Once these are cut, place them on tray and refrigerate again for at least 10 minutes. Heat your oven to 170℃/340℉. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes.
Once baked, transfer to a wire rack to cool. Once cool, sandwich biscuit together with jam.

These are delicious cookies that will go down a treat with the family, and are a perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea or coffee.

Thanks for reading

Jason
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5 thoughts on “Festive Jammy Dodgers

  1. Jenny

    These sound delicious and how cute are the moulds? I think I might try this, we often make cookies for Santa so this would be a nice update!

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  2. Pen

    Baking is most definitely not my strength, but these look wonderful. Pen x #KCACOLS
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  3. emma me and b make tea

    these sounds really yummy! bbc good food have some fab recipes don’t they 🙂 #KCACOLS
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    1. tassiedad

      BBC good food is one of my faves! Every time I google a recipe, if there’s a link from BBC I’ll go for that!

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  4. the frenchie mummy

    Snowflakes biscuits! How festive and it looks quite easy to bake too! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

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