jim-jam cookies

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

1 Hour

Serves:

4 Servings

Level:

Beginner

About the Recipe

This recipe is so easy. Yes it has three different elements but do not let that stop you from making these. To prepare all of these elements is child’s play and the end result is just so worth it. Let me take you through each element and break it down for you so you can see for yourself how easy it is to put these homemade jim jam biscuits together!

Ingredients

Biscuit:

  • 1½ cup maida

  • 5 tbsp cold butter

  • ½ cup condensed milk

Filling:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • ¼ cup cold butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • Few drops of milk

Jam:

  • ¾ frozen raspberries

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 2 tbsp water

Preparation

Step 1


To make the biscuit dough, combine cold butter and flour in a bowl. Using your fingers, break down butter cubes into the flour and keep doing it till you reach a sandy consistency.


Step 2


Add in condensed milk in batches and bring the dough together. Once combined, cover the bowl and chill it in the refrigerator.


Step 3


For the cream filling, combine cold butter and icing sugar in a bowl. Mix the two till you reach a sandy consistency. Add in vanilla and milk to bring everything together. Set aside.


Step 4


To make the raspberry jam, in a saucepan over medium heat add in frozen raspberries, sugar, and water. Cook this down till you reach a thick consistency. You can also add in cornflour to make the jam thick and let it cook for another minute or so. Set it aside.


Step 5


Once the biscuit dough has chilled, start preheating your oven at 180 degree Celsius.


Step 6


Take out the biscuit dough and using a rolling pin, roll it to about half an inch thick, in between two parchment sheets.


Step 7


Once rolled out, using a cookie cutter, cut out individual biscuits and keep the excess dough aside.


Step 8


Now using the back of a piping tip, cut out a small center from half of the biscuits. These will be the top biscuits of our jim jams and will allow space for the jam filling.


Step 9


You can re roll the excess dough and repeat this process till all you dough has been used.


Step 10


Bake these for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.


Step 11


Let them cool down completely.


Assembling

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Step 1


For assembling, take one biscuit that will be the base of the jim jams. Using the back of a spoon or an offset spatula, smear the cream filling all over the base.


Step 2


Transfer the jam filling in a piping bag and pipe a generous dollop in the center of the base biscuit.


Step 3


Then, simply cover it with the top biscuit shell, the one with the center cut out. Keep repeating these steps till all your biscuits are ready.