I'm surprised that more people don't know what Jammie Dodgers are, because they are delicious.
Two shortbread cookies with jam sandwiched between them, they are a classic British cookie. They've even been featured in 'Doctor Who', although I'm so behind on my seasons that I haven't seen this episode yet:
Which is why I was surprised that fewer people seemed to have heard of these than knew was stollen was when I made bread pudding. That didn't keep these from being delicious, but it did mean that I had to explain the awesomeness of my baking punnery. I had wanted to make something for the 4th of July, so I brought in the classic red, white and blue, then made the cut-out a star rather than a heart or circle, and I called them...Uncle Sammy Dodgers!
Armed with such a pun, how could I not stage a little patriotic photo shoot?
Uncle Sammy Dodgers
Recipe from the baker upstairs: homemade jammie dodgers
- Made 36 sandwiches
- To the dough, I kneaded in several drops of blue food coloring, and a tablespoon or two of Berry Blue Jell-o mix.
- I also sprinkled Jell-o mix and sugar on the tops of the 'top' cookies.
- The recipe says to only refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes, but I found that my dough could have used a little more time to firm up for rolling. I ended up dividing the dough and rolling out a little at a time while the rest stayed in the fridge.
- For sanity's sake, I cut out bottom and top cookies about six at a time, because I wasn't sure how many total cookies I would get out of it and I didn't want to have more bottoms than tops, or vice versa.
- I used raspberry jam, because that's what I had.