Skip to main content

You're the STAR Blog Hop & HOME Features

T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Homemade Jammie Dodgers

Make the United Kingdom's favourite cookie at home, using your prefered flavour of jam. These iconic shortbread cookies are filled with jam and a thin layer of buttercream. 

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 a homemade version since they aren't readily available here in Canada.

These Jammie Dodgers have buttercream frosting and jam, sandwiched between two sugary shortbread 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. These cookies would be perfect for Christmas, or even Valentines Day, by changing up the inner cut out shape.

Why are these cookies called Jammie Dodgers?

These iconic cookies are named after Rodger Dodger, a character featured in The Beano comics and have been produced in the UK for over 60 years. The comic first made an appearance in 1953, with Rodger dodging homework, which lent him the nickname Rodger Dodger.

What jam is used in Jammie Dodgers?

Jammie Dodgers are typically filled with strawberry or raspberry jam. However, any good quality flavour of jam can be used. There are even caramel versions appearing in the UK.

What Ingredients do I need to make Jammie Dodgers?

These cookies are quite simple to make and use everyday pantry ingredients such as
  • flour- use regular all-purpose flour
  • butter- unsalted butter is best. I do not recommend using margarine
  • vanilla- clear vanilla will ensure the cookies stay lighter.
  • sugar- I used granulated white sugar, but coconut sugar would also work well
  • eggs- large pasteurized eggs
  • baking powder- used as a leavening agent to make the cookies tender
  • powdered sugar- used in the buttercream frosting
  • jam- strawberry is the preferred flavour, but any flavour of good quality jam will do

Equipment needed for this recipe
  • baking sheets
  • parchment paper
  • mixing bowls
  • mixer
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • flour sifter, or fine mesh strainer
  • rolling pin
  • round cookie cutter (2 inch)
  • small flower, heart or round cutter
  • small pallet knife

Jammie Dodgers

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.


  1. Oh my goodness! Those looks so delicious and easy to prepare

  2. love homemade cookies, cant wait to make them instead of buying in the grocery

  3. Mmmm, these look so delicious! Jam and buttercream? Yes please! I will be adding these cookies to my Christmas baking list! Thanks!

  4. These are so pretty and I love the name!! I can’t wait to make these for my cookie swap!

  5. These are so cute, festive, and easy! This is my kind of recipe.

  6. These cookies are so delicious. I love how they can be made year round, they are the perfect ending to a nice dinner.

  7. I love these beautiful cookies and always wondered why they're called Jammie Dodgers, now I know! Thanks you for sharing this recipe for these simply sweet treats!❤️

  8. Jammy Dodgers are such a fun recipe! Loved how easy these were to make!

  9. I will be making more of these and share as gift to friends!

  10. Such a fun and beautiful cookie. Great for a cookie swap this year.

  11. Lovely cookies - looking beautiful with red and with a long tradition!:)


Post a Comment

We love hearing from you!! Let us know what you think.

Popular posts from this blog

No Yeast Old Fashion Cinnamon Rolls

 These delicious cinnamon sticky rolls have been in my family for over 40 yrs. No yeast is required, so you can whip up a batch of these in no time. Still tender, sticky sweet and delicious! Ever since I can remember Mom would make these as a special treat. It wasn't too often, but every once in a while, we'd come home to these no yeast cinnamon rolls, as an after school snack. Growing up, this is what I thought cinnamon rolls were. I wasn't aware that there was a yeast version of cinnamon rolls. As much as I LOVE the yeast version, this no yeast version seems to make an appearance more frequently here at home.  Since there is no yeast in the dough, it does not need to rise for 30 minutes before being rolled out and baked. When I worked in the retirement home the residents were always excited when I made these cinnamon rolls. They said it reminded them of their childhood. It was amazing seeing how happy a simple recipe could make them. I don't make these very often and

Black Forest Roll Cake

Light and fluffy cherry and whipped cream filling is rolled in an airy sponge cake. 13 years ago, I made a dinner that I was totally proud of. Not only did it taste wonderful, it looks fantastic too. I was so proud of myself that I took a photo, which I wanted to share with my friends and family. Only I didn't know how I could share it with everyone, at the same time. Then a thought came to me- a blog!!!  I've always been a foodie. While growing up, I'd often watch talk shows, just to see the cooking segments. I'd sit with a pen and paper, quickly jotting down ingredients and directions, to hopefully recreate recipes at home. I still remember a beet salad I begged my mom to let me make, asking her to buy raspberry wine vinegar for the dressing. It turned out to be something neither of us enjoyed, and up until a few years ago, Mom still had the vinegar in her cupboard.  I first started my first blog, Hun... What's  for Dinner?, as a way to share recipes with my famil

The BEST Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

 Hard boiled eggs are transformed into a magnificent, indulgent appetizer, by mixing the yolks with sharp cheddar cheese and smokey bacon. A welcome addition to any gathering and a great way to use those coloured hard boiled Easter eggs! Jump to Recipe Eater growing up was always a magical time. I love how my parents tried to make holidays such as Eater and Christmas so magical. I was always in awe when I would wake up to Easter treats on the couch, on Easter morning. It was a welcome sight after partaking in Lent for 40 days. Every lent we would give up candy, making us appreciate our Easter treats all that much more. Our family is Catholic, so Easter and Christmas were centered around religion and teachings, but I appreciate that Mom and Dad also made it fun and let us believe in things like the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause.  Mom would buy the Easter egg dying kits and we would colour eggs on the Saturday before Easter. Everyone would choose their favourite to enjoy for breakfast af