Anyone else here absolutely obsessed with Jammie Dodgers when growing up? They were the ultimate childhood biscuit and it was my mission to nibble all of the bisuit away before devouring the gooey jam middle.
These biscuits are a twist on the classic, adding original American flavour pairing peanut butter and jelly (jam for us Brits). They are crunchy on the outside, and oozy in the middle and the add of peanut butter really steps this biscuit up to a new level!
Don’t hate me… but I’ve never been in love with peanut butter *enter shock gasp* as the only time I had ever really eaten it was in some sort of chocolate bar or spread across my sisters slice of toast. However, recently my taste buds have been changing dramatically and I gave it a taste by itself and realised that without the mask of chocolate it is actually delicious!
I then had the idea of adding it to some sort of dough and landed on a biscuit dough and then came about these P&J biscuits! The dough itself is super crumbly with the addition of the peanut butter so rolling it out is a bit of a chore but slow and steady and it will work I promise!
You can make any size or shapes that you want, just make sure you have an even amount of bases (biscuits with no holes) and tops (biscuits with holes that the jam will sit in). I used a standard drinking glass to cut out my circles, but you can use biscuit cutters if you wish!
To make my top biscuits, I used a heart cutter much smaller then the circle to create cute small hearts but you may cut the hearts (or any other shape) as big or little as you like providing you leave a small border around the edge.
The bake is also super important, they can burn very quickly so try to stay by the oven and follow the timings! When they first come out, they should be soft and a light golden brown which they then firm up once cooled!
Usually whe biscuits go soft, they are no longer that great. Well this is your lucky day! These biscuits after a couple days will go soft but they are still super delicious! And instead they taste like a P&J sandwich, so these are a good biscuit if you like them crunchy or soft!
I hope you enjoy these! I had so much fun making them, the recipe can be found below.I’ve also added some notes on how you can mix up the flavours if you wish! Let your imagination flow! See you next time, -S
- 150g Unsalted butter (room temp)
- 100g Smooth peanut Butter (I used Whole Earth)
- 150g Caster sugar (You can substitute 30g with muscovado sugar for a deeper flavour)
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Pinch of salt
- 270g Plain flour, plus extra for dusting
- About 100g Jam of your flavour preference (I used seedless raspberry)
- Try different flavour pairings like orange marmalade instead of jam.
- When rolling the dough, be very careful as it can break. I tend to roll one way slowly pushing together any small cracks when I see them.
- These biscuits can be shaped however you like also any size, but if you make them any bigger/smaller the timings may vary slightly so keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn!