Jammy sandwich biscuits
Prep time:plus chilling
Skill level: Bit of effort
Costs: Cheap as chips
A home-made jammy dodger is hard to match and with our jammy dodger recipe, you won't believe how easy they are to bake. Packed with sweet, smooth strawberry jam and a soft butter biscuit, they're great for any family occasion and are an easy recipe to make with the kids. A jammy dodger or two makes the perfect afternoon treat and they’re great as party food too. Plus, if you know someone who really loves them, why not bake a batch and wrap in tissue paper and ribbon to give as a gift.
- 250g unsalted butter, softened
- 150g golden icing sugar, sieved
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 300g plain flour
- 75g cornflour
- 125g seedless jam, strawberry or raspberry work well
- 6cm fluted cutter and a 1.5cm (just over ½in) plain cutter, or a plain icing nozzle
- 2 baking sheets lined with baking paper
These biscuits are handy to have in the freezer to take out for packed lunches or unexpected guests
- Cream together the butter, icing sugar and vanilla, until pale and fluffy. Beat in the egg, flour and cornflour to make a smooth, stiff dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 mins.
- Roll out half the dough on a lightly floured surface so that it’s 3mm thick. Stamp out rounds using the cutter and spread out on a large parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Repeat with the remaining dough, re-rolling the trimmings as needed. Stamp out a tiny shape in the centre. (You could use a small round plain nozzle instead of a mini cutter.) Chill for 15 mins.
- Heat the oven to 180°C. Bake biscuits for 12 mins, until very pale but firm.
- Spoon 1tsp of jam on to the centre of each round biscuit. Sandwich together with the other hole-stamped biscuits and return to the oven for 5 mins. Cool on a wire rack. Store for up to 1 week in an airtight box.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 213(kcal)
- Fat 11.0g
- Saturates 7.0g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.