Because I would kill a man to go to England, but for now these cookies will do.
If you ask M how many cups of tea I drink in the day he would most likely tell you that he loses count before lunch. And what can I say? I am all about that hot tea. It’s low in calories but still gives you that sweet taste, and it’s absolute perfection on a cold day. But the other day I was thinking how quintessential tea is to British people, and what else is hilariously British? Obviously, I think Great British Bake Off (which I want to do try and do recipes from, but I am not that skilled yet), but then I thought of jammie dodgers. Most British personalities and bloggers looooove their tea and jammie dodgers. So after reading what felt like 18 different recipes, of course all measured in grams, this is my take on the jammie dodger.
2 cup + 2 tbsp flour
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 pinch salt
1 cup + 2 tbsp cold butter
3 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
jam or marmalade of your choice (I used boysenberry!)
In a VERY LARGE bowl toss together your flour, confectioner’s sugar, and salt. Then, cut your cold ass butter in, but IN 2 TBSP BITS. I feel as though I’m yelling this at you but it’s suuuuuper important you do that. Not even that it’s important to the recipes, but if you chuck that cold butter in there in 1/2 cup sticks you will literally never get it fully incorporated. I mean, you will, but it’ll be really hard and you’ll just give up on the entire endeavor. Just trust me on this one girl. Even when doing 2 tbsp chunks, it’s still going to take a hot minute to mix it. I recommend using your hands (what’s with me and making cookies with my hands recently?!) because it will make your life easier. In a separate bowl, whisk together your egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Now this is going to be gross, but add your egg mixture, and keep mixing with your hands. I tried mixing with a wooden spoon after adding my eggs, and it was not working out. But then good thing is that once you’ve got that all mixed, just wrap that guy up in some plastic, and toss him in your fridge for at least 30 minutes. It will also keep for about week in the fridge if you want to make the dough ahead of time to roll and cut them for another day. Lord knows making cookies is exhausting. Whether you wait 30 minutes or 30 hours (?) the rolling out and cutting is somehow the easiest and most time consuming bit, which I find odd. But once they’re rolled and cut, bake them at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes, then let them cool for at least 15 minutes before assembling into cute little sandwiches. The make yourself a cup of tea to go with your jammie dodgers because you deserve it!