As Mummas in today’s world, we have to be savvy about monitoring how much sugar our kids are having and I love to experiment at home with sugar free recipes. Buuut…every now and then the boys and I really enjoy making good old-fashioned cookies and cakes! Everything in moderation has become my motto as I’ve gotten older (and tried all the different diets out there over the last 20 years!).
One of the boys’ favourite shop-bought cookies are jammy dodgers and I have fond memories of devouring these as a child – eating around the outside and leaving the jammy bit until last to relish the yumminess. Read on to see this quick recipe for easy homemade jammy dodgers and try them for yourself!
Balance and Moderation in Life
I’ve decided that its important to have balance in life – we can’t hide away from everything that has been deemed dangerous and a little treat every now and then in life, eaten with love and pure enjoyment is not going to hurt you when you have an all round healthy and varied diet. What’s even better is when you can bake at home, with higher quality ingredients and without the preservatives in packaged food on the shelf.
Easy Homemade Jammy Dodgers
I was very excited to try this recipe given to me by my friend. The recipe is so quick and easy, you can make a batch in no time. We made some one rainy day during the half term when my sister and her children were over – all the cousins cooking together in the kitchen was so sweet. So here you are folks – you won’t believe how easy and yummy they taste! Let me know in the comments how you get on!
200g organic plain flour (we like Doves)
100g organic butter (we use Yeo Valley)
175g caster sugar
1 large organic egg
Vanilla extract (optional)
Strawberry jam ( if you want organic we Sainsbury’s own, or if you don’t like jam you could use marmalade, chocolate spread etc.)
How to Make
Heat oven to 180C/fan 170C/gas 5.
Prepare a baking sheet and line with baking parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, add the flour butter and begin to rub with your hands until you get the consistency of breadcrumbs.
Next add the sugar and mix it all in well and evenly.
Then add the egg to make into a dough.
Turn it out onto a well-floured kitchen surface and flatten it out to about 1-2cm thick. Then using a cookie cutter, cut out round shapes and place onto the baking tray, being careful to leave a good amount of space between biscuits, as they will expand.
Using your thumb, make a round dent the middle and put a teaspoon of jam, marmalade or chocolate spread in the middle – this is the kids’ favourite bit!
Bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until they are golden.
Remove from the oven and make sure you cool the biscuit down before enjoying your delicious creation! (as the jam will be hot!).