Monday, March 17, 2014

Jammie Dodgers- Secret Recipe Club

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A few months ago, I applied to be part of the Secret Recipe Club. This is a group of bloggers, who get together, to make recipes from each others blogs. Each month you are assigned a blog, from which to make a recipe, while another blogger is assigned yours. The best part is, it's a secret, so no one knows who has been assigned their blog, until reveal day. If you'd like to take part, check out The Secret Recipe Club here.

For my first ever SRC assignment, I was given Rachel Cotterill's blog. Rachel is a cookbook author and novelist, located in the U.K. Her blog is a wonderful mix of recipes and post about her travels. As I was browsing the blog, a few recipes caught my eye such as Spicy Chickpea Pasties and these Jammie Dodgers. I have heard of Jammie Dodgers before, but never really knew what they were. I was happily surprised to see that they are a VERY popular cookie in the U.K. They remind me of cookies my Mom use to make when we were little, so I knew I wanted to try these.

These Jammie Dodgers have buttercream frosting and jam, sandwiched between two sugar cookies. Absolutely fabulous!! Not only are they super pretty, they are crazy delicious. The kids inhaled a few, after I made these.... OK, so did I, LOL. My parents were coming to visit, so I knew these would be a perfect treat for my Dad, who has always had a sweet tooth like me.

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Jammie Dodgers
adapted from RachelCotterill.com
printable version

1 C butter, at room temperature
2/3 C sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 C flour
1 tsp baking powder

1/4 c butter
1/2-3/4 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
strawberry jam

In a mixing bowl, cream 1 C butter with 2/3C of sugar. Add in the egg and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Sift in the flour, 1 C at a time, adding the baking powder to the first sift. Knead ingredients together until a soft and smooth dough forms. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hr.

In a separate bowl, cream the remaining butter. Add in powdered sugar, 1/4 C at a time; stopping at a half cup. Beat in the vanilla, until frosting is smooth. If the frosting is too loose, add in remaining 1/4 C powdered sugar. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Working with a third of the dough at a time, roll it out onto a lightly floured surface, to 1/2 of an inch thick. Using a 2 inch round cutter, cut dough and place onto a baking sheet. Using a small flower, or heart cutter, make a decorative hole in half of the circles. Once the baking tray is full, place it in the freezer for 5 minutes. Remove from freezer and bake for 10-12 minutes; until dough just begins to brown slightly around the edges. Loosen cookies from the baking sheet using a thin spatula. Let cool slightly before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely.

Once cookies are cooled, spread a thin layer of buttercream over all the cookies that do no have a hole. Spread 1/2 tsp of jam over the buttercream and place a second cookie, with a decorative hole over top, so that the jam is showing through. Press lightly.

This recipe is being entered in EatInEatOut's 3 Annual Christmas in July Cookie Contest

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Rachel Cotterill said...

Aw, and you even have the same kind of cutter that I used! :-) It's my first month in the club, too. Here's to many more!

Maria Long said...

These look really yummy, a lot of work but perfect for a special occasion. Great src post, welcome.

AM Nichols said...

So that's what a Jammie Dodger is! Gorgeous!

Colleen Bauer said...

I need these like now. Buttercream and jam? yes please!

April's Homemaking said...

Thank you for linking up last week at Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up, I hope you stop by again this week. :) Happy St. Patrick's Day! http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/03/meal-planning-monday-recipe-link-up-2.html

Sid's Sea Palm Cooking said...

Welcome to the SRC, and great choice for your first post, those cookies look wonderful.

Deb Attinella {CookingOnTheFrontBurner} said...

It's my first time also... nice choice - those look amazing!

Camilla Mann said...

Welcome to both you and Rachel! These cookies look amazing. Thanks for sharing with the SRC. Nice job.

Sarah said...

I'm from England but live in Texas now, so I grew up eating jammie dodgers, but I have never attempted to make them but I definitely want to give this recipe a try!

Danielle Miller said...

Welcome to the club! I don't know what I like more the name of these cookies or how amazing they look.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

I've just joined SRC too, and am excited about my first post. I still have a little while to go till my reveal date though.

These cookies look amazing. When I was a kid we used to have some biscuits which were similar, called Shrewsburys, but they didn't have the butter cream in them. That definitely takes them over the edge.

shelley c. said...

Welcome to the SRC! Those cookies look both fun and delicious! What a great choice!

Julie said...

Welcome to SRC!!! These look beautiful and delicious.

Michelle Meche said...

What a treat that these cookies have not only jam but buttercream too. I'm usually a chocolate kinda girl when it comes to sweets, but I wouldn't mind a couple of these ; )
Thank you for linking, Cindy.

SweetAngel said...

I need to make these...and some tea too!