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Monday, 20 October 2014

Make your own Jammie Dodgers

make your own jammie dodgers
jammie dodger recipe

This recipe has been adapted from the BBC Good food website & then made by me! My sister who is an amazing baker helped me out with this blog post and I can safely say they taste really good, and are a firm favourite in our household. These would make a great and inexpensive gift for Christmas if you used either stars, baubles or Christmas tree shapes. 

For this recipe you will need:
  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 100g strawberry, apricot, cherry or raspberry jam, anything you fancy! You'll need around half a jar.

The Method:
  1. Put the butter, sugar, flour and almonds into a bowl and use an electric whisk until the mixture nearly comes together and forms a ball. Wrap in cling film and leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  2. Remove the dough from the fridge and knead until it is soft enough to shape and roll. Divide into two even-size balls. Sprinkle a little plain flour over your work surface and roll out one ball of pastry. The dough should be approximately 5mm thick. Using a cookie cutter or any shape you like cut out as many shapes as you can. Keep going until you have about 25 shapes. Carefully place them onto a baking sheet, making sure you keep them slightly apart.
  3. Roll out the second ball of dough the same way. Cut out the same-size stars and place them on a baking sheet. Now cut out a small circle in the centre of each biscuit using a small cookie cutter or the end of a large piping nozzle.
  4. Heat oven to 140C (if you have a fan pop it onto 120C) or gas mark 1 and cook the biscuits for 20-30 mins until they are a lovely golden colour. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to completely cool. Place a  generous blob of jam onto the centre of the biscuits without the cut-out circle. Place the top halves of the biscuits on and push down gently and there you go. Your very own jammy dodgers!


  1. This looks so delicious ! Nice pictures too !


  2. Definitely going to make some of these in Christmas tree form! and your photos are stunning!

  3. These look adorable!

    I'm surprised to see ground almonds in there as recipes I've seen before have just used flour so I'm excited to try these. I think I'll use cherry or raspberry jam :) x

    1. I was too, but they give it a nice taste & crumb :)

  4. These look so amazing! Will defo be trying them out :D
    almsee x

  5. Omg Yum Jammie dodgers are amazing and I love them but these look so much nicer thanks for the recipe I can't wait to make them, but don't think they will last very long in my house 😂😂



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