Baking is one of my most favourite past times. I find it so therapeutic and relaxing. I find it gives me something to focus on and all my daily worries just don’t matter. Baking has always been a part of my life, my mum would bake things most weeks and I remember standing on a dining chair so I was tall enough to help. I will certainly be doing this with my little one once she’s a bit bigger.
Jammie Dodgers was a new thing for me, I’ve never made them before but just got my mums basic shortbread recipe and made it my own with some jam and extra bits! So you will need the items below so you can make them too!
- 370ml Raspberry Jam
- 100g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
- 175g Caster Sugar (Plus extra for sprinkling)
- 1 Large Egg
- 200g Plain Flour (Plus extra for dusting)
- 1tsp Vanilla Essence
- Cookie cutters (as well as a small shape for the middle)
Lets do it!
- Mix together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla essence and again beat it until it is well combined and smooth.
- Add the flour and fold it in until fully combined and you have your dough!
- Roll the dough into a ball and wrap in cling film. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Might as well make a cuppa tea while you wait!
- Remove from the fridge after the 10 minutes, roll it out and use the cookie cutter to start making your bases and tops (I didn’t have one so I just used a glass, hence some mis-shapes)
- Recombine the dough off-cuts and repeat until all the dough is used. Remember you need an even number.
- With half of the cookies cut out a smaller shape in the middle so you can see that lovely jammie centre. You can use any shape, heart, circle or as you can see I used a butterfly.
- Arrange the shapes onto baking trays with parchment paper on and place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 190C (or 170C fan assisted) Bake for 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle some of the caster sugar over all of them. Like its snowing sugar!
- Place back in the oven for a further 5 minutes.
- Once done, leave them to cool then add you jam and make those dodgers!
Last step is to enjoy. As you can see there is a bit more effort with making these but they taste so good they are totally worth it. If you make them make sure to tag me so I can see your beautiful creations. @drainedbeauty
What’s your favourite biscuit of all time? Let me know in the comments below.