MidKnight Snacks: Jammie Dodgers

“Those Pinterest cookies” are even better than they look.


Photo Grace Shafer

A plate of jammie dodgers.

Grace Shafer, Staff Writer

I was devastated when my go-to bakery discontinued my favorite little redundant cookie: the jammie dodger. At the time, I didn’t know what a jammie dodger was. I just always called them “those cute heart jam cookies.” But, my mom’s British friend was visiting and came back from the store with a bag full of British treats. I immediately recognized the cookies and grabbed the jammie dodgers. I mixed the ideas of both cookies from the bakery and jammie dodgers, as in they’re shaped like the British treat but sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar like the bakery’s cookie. It’s perfect for Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or really any other time of the year.


  • 3/4  cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • one large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners (or powdered) sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (prepare for extra flour if batch runs liquidy)
  • 1 cup of your favorite jam (raspberry is the most common)


  • large bowl
  • measuring cups
  • spoon
  • hand mixer (if necessary, you can mix manually)
  • parchment paper
  • rolling pin


1) Preheat oven to 350°

2) In a large bowl, add softened butter. Beat with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add in granulated sugar, egg, and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.

3) Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and the baking powder. Mix until fully combined.

4) Slowly add flour 1/4 cup at a time and mix. Once the dough becomes more cohesive, you can use your hands or a fork to form a ball.

5) Flour the surface of a cutting board or another surface. Roll out 1/2 of the dough to a 1/8 inch thickness (think extremely thin). Re-roll into balls and pat into small discs.

6) Prepare a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Place discs around 1 inch apart and bake for 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

7) Remove from oven and shift to wire cooling rack. Line paper towels underneath the cooling rack, avoiding any crumb spills that may occur.

8) Roll the other half of the dough out just like before and transfer it to the baking sheet. Carefully cut out hearts or use a small heart cookie cutter to create a heart shape on the top of the cookie. You can use any excess dough to create extra cookies.

9) Bake and cool the same as the other cookies.

10) Once fully cooled, slather your jam of choice on the first batch of cookies. Place heart cookies on top of the jam. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the finished sandwiches. To clean it up, you can put something to cover each heart while sprinkling, then uncover it for a more visible jam heart. Enjoy!

Mine aren’t the cutest, but I have faith that you can make a neater, more Pinterest-y batch than I. I would be lying if I said they didn’t take a good two hours, but they really do taste good.