Homemade Jammy Dodgers
These deliciously light and crisp sandwich cookies are so much better when made from scratch. Use a Tala open tip piping nozzle to cut out the central window for the jam to peep through and experiment with flavored jams.
Yield: 10 sandwich cookies
50g caster sugar
100g salted butter, softened
120g self-raising flour plus extra for rolling out
2 tsp semi-skimmed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
75g (approx) jam
Icing sugar to dust
Smaller cutter or piping nozzle
small sharp knife
- Line a Tala baking tray with baking parchment.
- Place the sugar and the softened butter in the large mixing bowl and cream together thoroughly.
- Measure the vanilla extra and milk into the bowl and mix again.
- Add the flour and corn-flour to the bowl - no need to sift - and stir. The mixture will seem impossibly dry at first, but keep mixing until it forms a soft dough. (You can abandon the spatula at this point and mix with your hand instead if you prefer.)
- Gather the dough into a ball, transfer to a plate and chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface and stamp out circle shapes, gathering the dough and repeating the process until all the dough is used up.
- Place the circles on the lined baking tray leaving a small gap between them in case they spread slightly in the oven (5mm maximum gap).
- Leave half of the circles intact and use the small cutter to make holes in the rest of the circles.
- Set the oven to 170 degrees Celsius (338F). Place the baking tray in the fridge to chill while the oven comes up to temperature and then bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow the biscuits to cool slightly.
- Place a teaspoon of jam on each intact circle, put a circle with a hole in it on top and then position the sandwiched cookie back on the baking tray.
- Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius (302F) and place the cookies back in the oven for a minute, just to slightly melt the jam and stick the cookie together.
- Allow the cookies to cool, then dust with icing sugar and serve!