Are you looking for a special sweet Disney treat to make for your Valentines this year? These Mickey Mouse jammy dodger cookies are the perfect choice for February 14th. These cookies are super cute and aren’t difficult to make at all—not to mention they are delicious too!
What is a jammy dodger cookie?
A jammy dodger cookie is a shortbread cookie with jam in the middle that originated in the United Kingdom.
Jammy is a slang word for lucky in the UK, and the dodger refers to a person who can talk their way out of trouble. Some people think that jammy dodgers came from a comic series from the UK Beano, that had a character named Roger the Dodger.
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How to Make a Jammy Dodger
The jammy dodger is made from two layers of shortbread like biscuits (cookies) one of which has a hole and jam in the middle. The cookies have a hole in the middle so that you can see the jam inside.
You will need to gather a few ingredients to make these fruit filled cookies at home. You will need softened unsalted sweet cream butter, sugar, flour, almond extract, powdered sugar, kosher salt, raspberry preserves, a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter, and a small heart cookie cutter.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, use a stand mixer or a large bowl with a hand mixer, and beat the butter, sugar, and almond extract until they are fluffy. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until a dough is formed. Remove the dough from the bowl and place it on a lightly floured cutting board.
Roll the dough ¼” thick and cut out 12 Mickey Mouse heads and place them on the baking sheet. Use your mini heart cookie cutter to cut a heart out of 6 of the Mickey heads. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove from the oven and put the cookies with the heart in the center on a wire rack to cool and dust them with powdered sugar.
Take the remaining cookies and spread about a tablespoon of raspberry preserves on them. Place the powdered sugar-dusted cookies on top. Serve and enjoy!
What kind of filling do I need for jammie dodger cookies?
This recipe calls for raspberry preserves for the jam filling but if you’re not a fan of raspberries you can easily use a different fruit jam.
Try some strawberry, blueberry or peach preserves for a different taste and color. Some people even like to use lemon curd as the filling for these fruit filled cookies. Um what?! SO YUM!
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These British jam-filled treats are perfect for serving at tea time, as a snack or even a special dessert. They also look great on a holiday cookie tray or as a sweet gift for classmates!
This cookie with jam in the center is a delicious treat, these cookies are perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange, a Valentine’s day party, or a family Christmas celebration for an cute option for the kids and Disney fans of all ages.
No matter when you serve these jammy dodger cookies they are sure to be a big hit, and people will want your recipe so be sure to share!
- 1 cup unsalted Sweet Cream Butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp pure Almond Extract
- 2 1⁄2 cup Flour
- 1⁄4 tsp Kosher Salt
- 3⁄4 cup Raspberry Preserves
- 1 cup powdered Sugar for dusting
- 3 inch Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
- 1 inch Mini heart cookie cutter
- Preheat the oven to 350 and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Using a standing mixer, or a large bowl with hand mixer, beat the butter, sugar, and almond extract until creamy and fluffy.
- Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until combined and dough like.
- Remove cookie dough and place onto a lightly flour dusted cutting board.
- Place dough onto cutting board and dust with more flour.
- Roll the dough to about 1/4in thick.
- Cut out 12 mickey heads and place them onto the cookie sheet.
- Using the mini heart, cut out 6 hearts in the center of the mickey head.
- Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes or until a light golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before moving off tray.
- Place the cookies with the heart in the middle onto a wire rack.
- Dust with powdered sugar.
- Spread about 1 tbsp of raspberry preserves onto the whole mickey head cookie.
- Carefully place the freshly dusted mickey head onto the top of the raspberry jam.