Friday, 25 July 2008

Jammy dodgers, perfect with tea!

I made these jammy dodgers at the beginning of the week, in a bid to help use up my jam before it spoils. We don't really use that much jam really and I'm not sure how long it will last since it isn't full of preservatives or tightly sealed either, although the sugar should help keep it.

I used the teapot cookie cutter that Emma got me for my birthday and it turned out super cute.


225g self raising flour
100g butter
100g caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract

(for the buttercream)
150g butter
250/300g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 3. Rub together the flour and butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

2. Mix in the sugar, then slowly add the beaten egg until the dough comes together. Add the vanilla extract with the egg also.

3. Roll out the dough and cut out the biscuits. Cut a small flower or heart out of every other one, so the jam shows through when they're assembled. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

4. Take out when they are beginning to go slightly golden, then place on a wire rack to cool. Meanwhile, mix together the ingredients for the buttercream. Add the icing sugar gradually until the mixture is at the right consistency.

5. Assemble the jammy dodgers! Spread the buttercream on the bottom biscuit, then spread jam ontop and place the biscuit with the small hole ontop. Enjoy!


  1. According to, jam has a shelf life of 1 year. Both opened and unopened.

    Now you know. :)

  2. oh, i have to try this. its quite possibly the cutest thing.



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