Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Posh Jam Biscuits!

Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Jammie Dodgers:

Jammie Dodgers are a popular British biscuit, made from shortbread with a raspberry flavoured jam filling. They are currently produced by Burton’s Biscuit Company at its factory in Llantarnam. 

In 2009 Jammie Dodgers were the most popular children’s sweet biscuit brand in the United Kingdom, with 40% of the years’ sales consumed by adults.

Jammie Dodger

Jammie Dodgers

A buttery biscuit that reveals its jam filling, a jammie dodger is a thing of sublime beauty and a treat for the taste buds; it’s buttery and crumbly biscuit is sandwiched together with a sort of sticky and almost chewy jam filling, that stretches as you bite in to it and provides moments of joy……I may be waxing lyrical but I DO love a good jammie dodger biscuit, especially with a cup of tea! So, why bother to make them, as there is a commercial biscuit factory that makes them so well already? Well, it’s because no matter how delicious and tasty these wee raspberry rascals are when liberated from their gaily coloured packet, home-made ones are so much better and are fun to make too. My recipe is a simple egg enriched shortbread, fragrant with real vanilla extract and sandwiched together with home-made  ruby-red raspberry jam, made with the raspberries from the bottom of the garden.

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Not only do I think my posh jammie dodgers taste better than the shop bought ones, but mine are very floral too, as they are DAISY dodgers! I used a daisy biscuit/cookie cutter when I made these and I LOVE the way they look, as well as how they taste. These jolly biscuits would grace any afternoon tea table, as well as being a fun and tasty addition to the lunch box, and would also be suitable to Red Nose Day bake sales, along with my Red Nose Bunny Biscuits.  IN fact my Red Nose Bunny biscuits are currently in a Fun Bake Off on the Sainsbury’s FaceBook page and you can vote for them here: Which Red Nose Day cookie gets your vote? There are some GREAT cookies and biscuits there, and it’s all a bit of fun!

Jammie Daisy Dodgers and Red Nose Bunny Biscuits

Jammie Daisy Dodgers and Red Nose Bunny Biscuits

Not only are these posh dodgers suitable for a bit of fun at a Red Nose tea party or bake sale, but, they would be perfect to bake for you mum this Mothering Sunday. Use any jam that suits, I love raspberry jam and it’s my jam “to go” for most cakes and bakes, however, strawberry jam would be great as would a tangy lemon curd. In the past I have also added grated lemon and/or orange zest to my biscuit dough and that adds a lovely citrus zing to these tasty biscuits. (Omit the vanilla extract if you use citrus zest) Why not bake a batch of these next time you go to someone’s house for dinner, pop them on an attractive box, tin or even a large Kilner jar, they make a more imaginative and thoughtful gift than a bottle of wine.

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

So, why not whip up a batch of these posh jammie dodgers this Sunday for mum – you can use any shape of biscuit/cookie cutter, but I JUST love how pretty these daisy ones look. I will be back tomorrow with a NEW preserves recipe and post, and on Sunday I have a DELIGHTFUL recipe for some spring cakes to share with you all. My usual Fish on Friday post will be posted next week, as part of a healthy “fish-eating ” project I am doing with Fish is the Dish…….so, watch out for that too. Have a WONDERFUL Friday and Bon Weekend! Karen 

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies)

Serves 24
Prep time 45 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 15 minutes
Allergy Egg, Wheat
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
Region British
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
My version of the commercial Jammie Dodger biscuits made by Burton’s Foods, but just a bit "posher"! I have added a generous slug of vanilla extract and used my own home-made raspberry jam in these, as well as cutting them out to look like daisies! Perfect for any tea party or for a special occasion such as Mother's Day, Easter and Birthday parties. You can use seedless jam if you like, and of course any jam of your choice - I just love raspberry jam in these classic British biscuits.

Ingredients

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 free-range egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g plain flour
  • 6 tbsp raspberry jam (or jam of your choice)

Biscuit/cookie cutters

  • 6cm fluted/flower cutter and a 1.5cm (just over ½in) plain round cutter

Note

My version of the commercial Jammie Dodger biscuits made by Burton’s Foods, but just a bit "posher"! I have added a generous slug of vanilla extract and used my own home-made raspberry jam in these, as well as cutting them out to look like daisies! Perfect for any tea party or for a special occasion such as Mother's Day, Easter and Birthday parties. You can use seedless jam if you like, and of course any jam of your choice - I just love raspberry jam in these classic British biscuits.

Directions

Step 1 Line 2 baking trays lined with baking paper. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.
Step 2 Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the egg yolk and the vanilla extract. Add the flour and mix in well, using your hands if necessary to make sure it’s all mixed well. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface, then divide into two pieces and form each piece into a ball. Wrap them both in cling film and chill for about half an hour.
Step 3 Remove the dough, and then scatter a little plain flour over a board or clean work surface; roll out one ball of pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin. Using a flower or fluted cutter, cut out as many biscuits as you can. Lightly knead the trimmings together and roll them out again. Once the shapes have all been cut out, then carefully place the biscuits/cookies on a baking sheet, making sure you keep them slightly apart as they spread when baking.
Step 4 Continue cutting out the shapes with the second ball of dough, and then cut out a small circle in the centre of each biscuit using a small biscuit/cookie cutter or using a small water glass.
Step 5 Bake the biscuits for 20 to 25 minutes or until firm and just golden. Remove them from the oven and place them on a cooling rack to cool completely – being careful when you take them off the baking tray as they are fragile and they can crack. Place a teaspoon of jam onto the centre of each biscuit that does NOT have the circle stamped out. Sandwich all the biscuits together with the jam.
OPTIONAL: Sprinkle with icing sugar or drizzle with icing.
Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Comments

  1. Amy says

    These are great. I often make homemade jammy dodgers and agree that they taste so much better. I have also made them in different shapes. Love the name Daisy Dodgers! You could sell the rights to Burton Biscuits for a small fortune! The bunnies are very cute too.

  2. says

    These are gorgeous. I tried making some for Valentines Day (so hearts rather than daisies) and managed to completely mess things up – half the batch of dough just went into icecream because it certainly didn’t work as a cookie. I am definitely cooking your version and will keep you posted!

  3. Fiona Matters says

    I adore jammy dodgers – one of my favorite biscuits. I also adore raspberry jam. I do also like egg yoke recipes as it gives an excuse to make some meringue.

  4. Tracy Nixon says

    Shared on Facebook – made these with the kids yesterday – we decorated a box to and they are going to give them to my Mum as part of her Mother’s day pressie!

  5. says

    Wow, I didn’t even know you could make your own jammie dodgers! I think these would not only be good for mothers day, but also for any celebrations. Thanks for sharing the recipe x

  6. says

    You’re too prolific for me Karen, I can’t keep up with all your luscious posts. These jammy dodgers are so pretty and they are one of my favourite biscuits – I’ve sort of gone of dog biscuits now I’m all grown up;-)

  7. Tracy Nixon says

    We made these yesterday – the girls chose strawberry jam, the boys chose blackcurrant jam and I made a lemon curd one for myself!

  8. Maya Russell says

    I don’t ever buy Jammie Dodgers from the shop as I’m not keen on them. But these really do look delicious!

  9. Maria Turner says

    SOOOOOO much nicer than shop bought Jammie Dodgers and the Daisy is special to me because of my nan. :)

    Will go share on twitter for you too x

  10. Jennifer Bachman says

    I have tried other Jammie Dodger recipes, but this one out does them all..Ohhh they are sooooo good..
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe..

  11. clair downham says

    love jammy dodgers reminds me of my school days .these though are very cute and posh jammy dodgers

  12. Sharon Griffin says

    i am going to have a go at making these very delicious looking biscuits, have always loved jammie dodgers and these look even yummier x

  13. Helen Moulden says

    I didn’t wait the weekend – I baked them last night and they were so tasty! Am sharing them round the office today!

  14. Paul Wilson says

    Nice. These look pretty straightforward, I’m not keen on recipes involving a lot of faffing about.

  15. Rebecca Nisbet says

    My mum made something similar to this when I was younger, easy to make but so yummy! And a bit to more ish

  16. Kerry-Ann Pope says

    My little boys would absolutely adore making these, we will try this at the weekend.

  17. David Goodman says

    Made these today with some specially-made raspberry jam and they turned out fab! Putting them in for a family biscuit baking compo tomorrow. Thanks for a great recipe!! Going to try them again with addition of butter cream at some point.

  18. Tracy Nixon says

    I’m going to bake some cookies for my kids to take to school on Friday as they are raising money for Children in need. This recipe would be lovely!

  19. abby carroll says

    these look great, cant resist a jammy dodger and would be great to do for teacher treats from the kids :)

  20. ursula hunt says

    Great biscuits, I would use raspberry jam as it is my favourite but my husband would opt for balackcurrant

  21. marianne croft says

    I made these yesterday but mine didn’t look at perfect as yours. They tasted great but lost there shape, just a little, should I take them out a few minutes earlier. Kids loved them!

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