Jam Sandwich Biscuits

Sometimes you go to make a certain type of biscuit or cookie, and things just don’t work out right at all. This was exactly the case with these biscuits. I went to go make Shrewsburys, a.k.a Jammie Dodgers, and the dough was just not stiff enough to roll. But being the lazy as hell person I am, who was far too much in need of biscuits to give a crap, I improvised the heck out of the situation, scrapped the non-stiff (word?) dough out of the cling-film and went to town making these jam sandwich cookies.

Ok, so honestly, there is nothing impressive about them, they are literally just two cookies with jam inside sandwiched together, but they are bloody tasty, so I am counting it as a win.

I feel like the custard powder is the real winner in these cookies, it really adds another level of depth that just makes them pop.

In the end, I only managed to nab one of the cookies before they were devoured by others. These will definitely be added to the list of frequently repeated cookies, along with my Orange Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies.

Jam Sandwich Biscuits


130g Unsalted Butter, softened

100g Caster Sugar

2tsp Vanilla Essence

1 Egg

190g All-Purpose Flour

35g Custard Powder

1tsp Salt

1tsp Baking Powder

1/4 Cup Raspberry Jam


  • In a bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla essence until light and fluffy. Add the egg and combine
  • Sift in the flour, salt, baking powder and custard powder. Combine until a dough in formed
  • Cover dough in cling-film and chill for 30 minutes in fridge for 30 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 180ºc and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Roll heaped teaspoon sized balls of dough, and space evenly on the baking tray
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool
  • Once cooled, place a teaspoon of raspberry jam on on the underside of one biscuit and top with another biscuit


3 thoughts

  1. These look delicious! Although, I’ve only ever seen the word ‘Shrewsbury biscuits’ applied to round butter cookies studded with currants and sometimes peel or lemon zest, never synonymous with jammie dodgers – do you know if it’s a regional difference?


    1. Those sound amazing! I just did a quick google search and I am definitely going to have to make them sometime. Apparently your version of Shrewsbury cakes come about around 100 years before New Zealand was discovered!

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      1. Aha – a Britain/New Zealand difference certainly offers an explanation. The fruited Shrewsburys are delicious – I actually love it when the currants are every so slightly charred (caramelised?)


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