Today we want to introduce to you homemade variant of beloved Jammie Dodger cookies. Due to popularity, Jammie Dodgers are often misspelled as Jammy Dodgers.
As you may know, jammy dodgers are the most popular kids’ biscuits in the United Kingdom for more than 50 years. These biscuits were created in Wales in the 1960s by the factory of Burton’s Biscuit Company.
Jammy dodger flowers
Original Jammie Dodgers consist of two crisp shortcake cookies that sandwich a layer of jam. The top biscuit has a hole that displays the jam inside.
Original basic ingredients for jammy dodgers are flour, jam, baking powder, caster sugar, vanilla sugar, and salt. Nowadays Burton’s Biscuit Company has changed the recipe.
The manufacturer cut the amount of salt and sugar, added palm oil, whey, and whey derivatives. The jam used in biscuits is not made from raspberry or strawberry. Actually it’s made from plums and flavorings are added to make strawberry or raspberry taste.
Our jammy dodger recipe calls for more healthy ingredients than the original ones. And of course, we are using real strawberry jam in our recipe.
Why is a jammy dodger called a jammy dodger?
Jammie Dodgers’ biscuit is named after Roger the Dodger, a fictional comic book character featured in the UK comic The Beano.
Roger is a crafty-looking ten-year-old boy who doesn’t go out of his way to cause chaos. He decides to watch from the sidelines, dodging responsibilities, and punishments.
The Jammie part could be attributed to the jam fillings.
What does Jammy Dodger mean?
In the United Kingdom “jammy” is a slang word for “lucky”. So a jammy dodger is a scamp who can find the way out of trouble.
Do Jammie Dodgers have cream in them?
Classic Jammie Dodger biscuits don’t contain cream. But Vanilla Thriller Jammie Dodgers have vanilla cream in them.
Are Jammie Dodgers vegetarian?
Jammie Dodgers’ biscuits are vegetarian but no longer vegan. The manufacturer has changed the original recipe and added milk protein to the biscuits.
How to make Jammy dodger flowers
- Preheat the oven to 375F. In a medium bowl combine sugar and soften butter, mix well. To the same bowl add egg and vanilla extract and blend until smooth.
- Sift the flour into the mixture and fold together until homogenous. Shape the dough into a ball and place onto the floured working surface. Roll the dough with a rolling pin until it’s 5 mm thick. Transfer to the fridge to firm up for 10 minutes.
- Take the rolled dough out of the fridge. Press out biscuits using a cookie cutter. You’ll receive approximately 32 biscuits. Cut out small holes in half of the biscuits and return all biscuits back to the fridge for an additional 10 minutes.
- Place biscuits into the preheated oven and bake for 7-8 minutes, then take them out and sprinkle with sugar on top. Return back to the oven and continue to bake for 5-6 minutes.
- Transfer baked biscuits to a wire rack and cool completely. When cooled, make jam-biscuit “sandwiches”. Spread jam on the biscuits without holes and top each jammed cookie with the biscuit with a hole. Enjoy!
Baking Tips For Jammy dodger flowers
– You could use any shaped cutters to press out the biscuits.
– Feel free to use your favorite jam or cream, or spread instead of strawberry jam layer.
- 300ml strawberry jam
- 100g unsalted butter, softened
- 175g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 375F. In a bowl combine sugar and butter. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
- Sift the flour into the mixture, fold together and shape into a bowl. Flour your working surface and roll the dough until it's 5 mm thick. Transfer the rolled dough into the fridge for 10 minutes to firm up.
- Take the dough out of the fridge and use a cookie cutter to press out biscuits. Cut out small holes in half of the biscuits. Return back to the fridge for 10 minutes more.
- Transfer biscuits into preheated oven and bake for 7-8 minutes, then take them out of the oven, sprinkle with sugar, return back to the oven and continue to bake for 5-6 minutes.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. When cool, spread jam on the bottom biscuit and top with the biscuit with a hole. Enjoy!
- You can use parchment paper or silicone mat to roll the dough on. In this case, it will be easier to transfer it to the fridge for chilling.
- Recombine your dough off-cuts and reroll them on a floured surface into additional biscuits.
- Try to be quick when cutting your cookies, as the mixture may get sticky. If it does, just place it back into the fridge to firm up again.
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