The Jammie Dodger cookie is an iconic, British shortbread biscuit with a jam filling. They were also made popular in the Beano comics by the character Roger the Dodger.
Shorbread cookies with a heart cut out filled with jam

Today marks the 1 year anniversary (blogiversary) of Culinary Ginger and what better way to celebrate than my favorite childhood cookie, the Jammie Dodger.


The original Jammie Dodger Cookie alongside my recipe
Firstly, I would like thank all my subscribers and followers because without your support this blog would not be here. I am humbled and grateful for you all. Now, on to the recipe…The Jammie Dodger was my favorite cookie (or biscuit, as we call it), growing up in England. Simple shortbread cookies sandwiched with a raspberry jam center. The best part is, you can see the jam through a heart shaped cutout in the top cookie and I always licked the jam out of the hole first.
8 Jammie Dodger Cookies with a jar of jam

Being England’s most popular kid biscuit and a National favorite for over 50 years, the Jammie Dodger got it’s name from another childhood favorite of mine, the Beano comic books. and his name was Roger the Dodger. Just recently, the cookie has become more popular as being Dr Who’s favorite snack. But for me, it was just my favorite part of the day, my sweet treat.

Jammie dodger cookies with the Beano comic that made them famous

To achieve a likeness to the original, I used a fluted 2 1/2 cookie cutter and a heart mini fondant cut-out that come in 3 sizes from. You can find these for sale on the internet.

Shortbread pastry with the cookies being cut out
Yield: 10 cookies

Jammie Dodger Cookies

A Jammie Dodger cookie with a heart cut out of the center

A British shortbread cookie sandwiched with raspberry jam.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 8 ounces (227 grams), unsalted, softened
  • 1/2 cup (64 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (256 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (64 grams) raspberry or strawberry jam


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add the butter and sugar to a stand mixer or mixing bowl. Cream  until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the flour in batches and mix using a fork or a spatula until the dough comes together.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to 1/3 inch thick.
  5. Using a 2 inch fluted cookie cutter, dip in flour, then cut out the cookies. Using a heart cut-out, cut out the centers of half of the cookies.
  6. Place them on a parchment covered baking sheet.
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes until they start to turn golden brown on the bottom.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
  9. Once cooled, take a cookie without a heart and spread 1/4 teaspoon of jam.
  10. Top with a heart cut-out cookie.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving Calories 301Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 49mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 1gSugar 11gProtein 3g