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These soft and buttery homemade Jammie Dodgers are a UK staple! They are two shortbread biscuits sandwiched together with fruity jam such as strawberry or raspberry.
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Jammie Dodgers

Jammie Dodgers are super easy to make and perfect for holidays such as Christmas. They're filled with jam and dusted with powdered sugar for a beautiful look.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chill Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Jammie Dodgers
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Cindy


Cookie Dough

  • cups  all-purpose flour
  • cup  powdered sugar
  • pinch salt
  • cup unsalted butter cold, cubed
  • egg yolks
  • tsp vanilla extract optional


  • 1/2  cup  powdered sugar
  • ½ cup strawberry jam or raspberry jam


  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, icing sugar and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the butter cubes to the flour mixture and rub with your fingers until crumbly.
  • Stir in the egg yolks and vanilla extract. Mix with a wooden spoon until a very soft dough forms. You can use a hand mixer for this step.
  • Place the dough between two pieces of plastic wrap or parchment paper. Roll out to about 1/8-inch thick.
  • Chill the dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • Peel the top layer of plastic wrap or parchment.
  • Cut out the chilled dough into rounds using a 2-inch round cookie cutter.
  • Cut another smaller 3/4-inch circle out of the middle of half the rounds. (For the leftover dough, you can combine it together and repeat the process).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place all the rounds on top.
  • Bake at 350°F for 12 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown. (The surface should still be very pale.)
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Dust powdered sugar over half of the cookies that have holes in the middle.
  • Add your favorite jam onto the flat side of half the cookies. Spread it out evenly to about ¼ inch from the edges.
  • Lay the top halves onto the jam and press gently to form a sandwich!


  • Use high-quality unsalted butter to get that sweet, buttery flavor! Look for packages labeled "AA" on U.S. butter to indicate the highest grade, or a 93 score. You can also use European-style butter with a higher butterfat content.
  • Roll out your dough BEFORE chilling it. Not only will this will shorten your chilling time, but it also keeps the cookies cool during cutting so they hold their shape in the oven.
  • Place the dough between parchment paper or plastic wrap for easy rolling. The dough is very sticky, and this step prevents sticking to the roller to get PERFECTLY SMOOTH surface!
  • If you roll the dough thin, the baked cookies will be crisper.
  • Dust the top layers of the cookies with powdered sugar BEFORE assembly. This way you don’t get sugar on the jam.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg