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Homemade Sourdough Jammie Dodgers


sourdough jammie dodgers

These delightful homemade sourdough jammie dodgers are rich, buttery, and stay true to the biscuit nature of this notable cookie. They are each packed with a vibrant burst of raspberry jam that provides the perfect amount of sweetness.

Jammie (also known as jammy) dodgers are a type of sandwich biscuit (cookie) that typically consists of two shortbread-like biscuits with a sweet jam filling in the center. They are popular in the United Kingdom.

My husband loves biscuit cookies so naturally I had to get in the kitchen and figure out how to add sourdough!

The addition of sourdough discard to the sweetness of the jam creates an exquisite balance of flavors to this British cookie. They are super fun to make for any holiday and allow for endless creativity!

sourdough jammie dodgers on board

What are jammie dodgers?

Jammie Dodgers are a type of sandwich biscuit (cookie) that typically consists of two shortbread-like biscuits with a sweet jam filling in the center. The biscuits are often round, and they have a hole in the top biscuit, allowing the colorful jam to peek through, creating a distinctive appearance.

These biscuits are known for their delicious combination of buttery, crumbly texture and the fruity sweetness of the jam filling. Jammie Dodgers are a popular treat, especially in the United Kingdom, and they come in various flavors and variations.

Adding sourdough to this popular cookie truly elevates them!

homemade sourdough jammie dodgers

Are jammie dodgers sweet?

The biscuits themselves do not hold a ton of sugar. The cookie is meant to be more buttery and crumbly while most of the sweetness comes from the jam. It is a delicate balance that works nicely in my opinion.

It is important to note these are not like sugar cookies and have a much more distinct flavor and texture. However, if you want to make the biscuits sweeter you can always add 1/2 cup more powdered sugar to the recipe!

They are often enjoyed as a delightful treat or snack with a cup of tea or coffee.

Sourdough Jammie Dodgers

How to make sourdough jammie dodgers

Sourdough discard: I recommend using sourdough discard that is no more than 1 week old as this may make your cookies more sour. However, keep in mind the fresher the sourdough starter the more these cookies will puff up. So make sure to roll them nice and thin!

Sugar: The biscuits themselves are not meant to be super sweet. To add additional sweetness to the biscuit increase the powdered sugar to 1 cup.

Cookie Quantity: This recipe makes 24 3-inch cookies (12 tops and 12 bottoms) plus the star cutouts. Keep in mind the number of cookies will vary depending on the size.

sourdough jammie dodgers ingredients
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of sourdough discard (brought to room temperature)
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (sifted)
  • 1/2 cup of jam for filling the cookies (I use raspberry)
  • additional powdered sugar for dusting the cookies
Equipment:
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Stand mixer or electric hand mixer
  • Large baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie cutters
  • Rolling pin

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and sifted powdered sugar until creamy.
  • Next, add the egg, sourdough starter, and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
dd the egg, sourdough starter, and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix everything until a dough is formed. I start out using my mixer and then finish with my hands to form the dough.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix everything until a dough is formed. I start out using my mixer and then finish with my hands to form the dough.
  • Cut 2 pieces of parchment paper and sprinkle each with flour.
  • Cut the dough in half and create 2 dough balls. Roll the dough onto each piece of parchment paper as thin and evenly as you can (about 1/8 inch thickness). Tip: flour the rolling pin to avoid sticking
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap or another layer of parchment paper and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap or another layer of parchment paper and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • After the dough has rested, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the cookies into desired shapes and place them onto the baking sheet. I use a 3-inch round cookie cutter and cut out a star in the middle of each. Make sure to create a top and bottom for each cookie.
  • Any additional dough will need to be rolled out and cut. If the dough seems sticky add some flour or place it in the freezer to firm up.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges just start to brown.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges just start to brown.

How to assemble

  • Allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes before assembly.
  • Take one bottom piece of the cookie, spread 2 teaspoons of jam on top, and place the top piece of the cookie over it. Repeat until all cookies have been assembled.
  • Feel free to add some additional powdered sugar over the top of all of the cookies and enjoy!

Storing sourdough jammie dodgers

  • They can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to 1 week.
  • Sourdough jammie dodger dough can be prepared and frozen for up to 3 months.
Sourdough Jammie Dodgers

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5 from 3 votes

Homemade Sourdough Jammie Dodgers

Experience the allure of these golden, buttery homemade sourdough Jammie Dodgers—a true delight with a soft, delectable interior and an impeccable harmony of sweetness.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Resting time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 254kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Stand mixer or electric hand mixer
  • Large baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie cutters

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sourdough discard brought to room temperature
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup jam for filling raspberry is used in this recipe
  • powdered sugar for dusting optional

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and sifted powdered sugar until creamy.
  • Next, add the egg, sourdough starter, and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix everything until a dough is formed. I start out using my mixer and then finish with my hands to form the dough.
  • Cut 2 pieces of parchment paper and sprinkle each with flour.
  • Cut the dough in half and create 2 dough balls. Roll the dough onto each piece of parchment paper as thin and evenly as you can (about 1/8 inch thickness). Tip: flour the rolling pin to avoid sticking
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap or another layer of parchment paper and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • After the dough has rested, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the cookies into desired shapes and place them onto the baking sheet. I use a 3-inch round cookie cutter and cut out a star in the middle of each. Make sure to create a top and bottom for each cookie.
  • Any additional dough will need to be rolled out and cut. If the dough seems sticky add some flour or place it in the freezer to firm up.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges just start to brown.

How to assemble

  • Allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes before assembly.
  • Take one bottom piece of the cookie, spread 2 teaspoons of jam on top, and place the top piece of the cookie over it. Repeat until all cookies have been assembled.
  • Feel free to add some additional powdered sugar over the top of all of the cookies and enjoy!

Storage

  • They can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to 1 week.
  • Sourdough jammie dodger dough can be prepared and frozen for up to 3 months.

Notes

Sourdough discard: I recommend using sourdough discard that is no more than 1 week old as this may make your cookies more sour. However, keep in mind the fresher the sourdough starter the more these cookies will puff up. So make sure to roll them nice and thin!
Sugar: The biscuits themselves are not meant to be super sweet. To add additional sweetness to the biscuit increase the powdered sugar to 1 cup.
Cookie Quantity: This recipe makes 24 3-inch cookies (12 tops and 12 bottoms) plus the star cutouts. Keep in mind the number of cookies will vary depending on the size.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 114mg

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  1. Marcy Grote Avatar
    Marcy Grote

    cannot wait to try these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!5 stars

    1. Let me know if you do, Marcy! They are fun to make!