Jammie Dodgers – A healthy version!

25 Nov

This past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the BBC sci-fi show Doctor Who. While I certainly haven’t been watching it for 50 years, I have quickly become a HUGE fan of the show, the actors, the messages, and the Daleks! (They’re my favorite alien monster). Heck, I even dressed as the TARDIS (the time & space ship) for Halloween this year. Yes, I love Doctor Who.

Jammie Dodgers - A healthy version!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, BBC gave its fans a special episode (no spoilers here, don’t worry). And to celebrate WATCHING said episode, I made Jammie Dodgers! And I made them somewhat healthy!

Jammie Dodgers - A healthy version!

Always take a banana to a party!

Whip these up the next time you host a Doctor Who marathon, or for the Christmas special! It’s basically health-ified sugar cookie, with jam sandwiched inside. They’re delicious, easy, and could easily be used as a “normal” cut out sugar cookie.


Jammie Dodgers, cookies adapted from Texanerin, idea adapted from The Baker Upstairs

Makes 12 Jammie Dodgers (about 24 individual cookies)

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 C + 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ C white flour
  • ¾ C whole wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 6 tsp jam of choice

Preheat the oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugars for about 2 minutes.

Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.

Add the remaining ingredients and beat until well combined.

Form dough into a ball, flatten, and wrap in plastic wrap – refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. The thinner, the better!

Use a round or fluted cookie cutter (I used a glass) to cut out cookies. Cut a small circle or heart shape out of the middle of half the cookies.

Transfer cookies to prepared baking sheets and bake for 5½ – 7 minutes or just until they appeared cooked. You do NOT want them to brown.

Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes. Spread a bit of jam onto each full cookie, and top with the other half. Put them back into the oven for 5 minutes, to let the jam set up.

Remove and let cool on the pan 15-20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Jammie Dodgers - A healthy version!

Jammie Dodgers - A healthy version!

Jammie Dodgers - A healthy version!

Om nom nom


20 Responses to “Jammie Dodgers – A healthy version!”

  1. Katie @ ThePerfectBrownie October 29, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    My husband bought me a pack of Jammie Dodgers as a stocking stuffer for Christmas. We actually have a British foods section in our local supermarket, which is neat.

    The Jammie Dodgers from the store were a bit bland for my taste, but I might just like these homemade ones. 🙂 Nice work!

    • xtinaluvspink October 29, 2014 at 11:55 am #

      Thanks much! The homemade jam is really what made them great.

  2. Carla April 12, 2017 at 9:33 am #

    I will confess to not being an entertainer and yet somehow the spirit moved me to invite almost the entire neighborhood over for a cookout next weekend. It’s going to be simple and that everyone is bringing their own food to grill and side dishes. I volunteer dessert. I was going to buy ice cream 🙂 girl, you’ve convinced me. I’m giving this a shot!!

  3. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner April 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

    I have never heard of these kinds of cookies! They are like shortbread it seems?

    • xtinaluvspink April 12, 2017 at 6:55 pm #

      They’re more like a sugar cookie, filled with jam. They’re British, and Doctor Who made them famous 🙂

  4. Kerri Olkjer (@KerriOlkjer) April 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm #

    I loooooove Dr Who! These look completely amazing. 🙂

  5. Carmy April 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm #

    YES PLEASE! Looks so yum!! 😀

  6. SuzLyfe April 12, 2017 at 8:19 pm #

    It has been FAR FAR too long since I’ve had a Jammie Dodger! I came across them a long time ago–they are just so comforting and the perfect blend of hard and soft 😀

  7. Abbey April 12, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

    So great, thanks for sharing

  8. chrissystein April 12, 2017 at 9:35 pm #

    My niece is a huge fan of Doctor Who but I’ve never watched and I’ve never heard of these cookies. But they look like fun little donut cookies!

    • xtinaluvspink April 12, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

      That’s a good way to describe them! She’d be so pleased if you made these for her 🙂

  9. ilkasblog April 13, 2017 at 10:28 am #

    I never heard of these fun cookies! They look delicious!

  10. chocolaterunnergirl April 13, 2017 at 11:29 am #

    I’ve never seen Dr Who, but those are adorable little cookies!

  11. Julie Wunder April 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

    What a yummy cookie! These look so good and love the subs you made in the ingredients.


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