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Best Homemade Jam Jam Cookie Recipe

Jam jams: this old fashioned sandwich cookie recipe is an old family favourite, tried and true, and so delicious.
Jam Jams raspberry jam sandwich cookies

These jam jam cookies are an old-fashioned cookie recipe.  It has a soft, slightly chewy, mild tasting cookie filled with delicious jam.  These cookies are more crisp when you first make them, and then they soften up and take on some delicious flavor of the jam after they’re sandwiched together.  They’re the most delicious sandwich cookie that you will love.

Growing up I had a cookie Grandma.  She loved cookies, and it felt like she always had some fresh baked cookies in the cookie jar when we visited. especially at Christmas time.

Jam Jams: Grandma's Raspberry Jam Sandwich Cookies

Jam Jams An Old Family Favourite

Jam jams were a family favourite, a tried and true recipe.  We called them Jam Jams, they’re a Jam Sandwich Cookies, similar to Linzer Cookies, they might be called a Jammy Dodger or strawberry jam cookies.  Totally delicious, whatever name you use.  You can use any jam you like.  They’re sometimes made with a delicious strawberry jam, but raspberry is my personal favorite.

When my mom was a little girl, she said my Grandma made a double batch of these cookies every other week, and alternated them with another family favourite, brown sugar cookies.  These cookies are easy to make, use basic ingredients that they always had on hand, and are so delicious.  My Grandma won’t have thought of these as Christmas cookies.  These won’t have been special enough for Christmas, these were just a work a day kind of a cookie -especially on the farm where people put in long days in the fields and barns, and these were the kind of cookies that would appear after a big lunch, before people headed back out to work and needed sweet treats.

Grandma's Raspberry Jam Jams Sandwich Cookies

Christmas Cookies

But since we don’t live on a farm, nor make cookies every week, it seems right that Jam Jams should make an appearance at Christmas, especially since I’ve made them with a Christmasy star in the middle and dressed them up with a sprinkling of icing sugar, which she never did, but I’m sure she would approve of.

And they’re perfect to make at Christmas now, since we never seem to make them anymore, and they are such a happy familiar taste, that bring back lots of childhood memories for me.

My Grandma probably made these hundreds of times…my mom as well, and I feel like I’ve been making them myself since I was a kid…I’m sure I’ve eaten them hundreds of times.  They are certainly a tried and true recipe.  I highly recommend.  They are perfect with a cup of tea, really any time of the year.

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen

Jam Jams

Jam Jams
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


    1. Cream together sugar and butter in the large bowl of a stand mixer.
    2. Add the egg, corn syrup, and vanilla and combine until fully mixed.
    3. In another large mixing bowl combine the baking soda and flour, and whisk to remove any lumps. Gradually the dry ingredients add to the wet ingredients in the mixer until fully combined and a soft dough forms.
    4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill dough in refrigerator.
    5. To make the cookies, roll out the dough on a floured surface with a rolling pin, to about 1/8 inch thick, and cut a solid circle bottom piece and top piece with a hole in the middle.
    6. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees, until golden brown, about 5 min. depending on the size of your cookie cutter.
    7. Let cool completely on a wire rack, then sprinkle the top piece with powdered sugar, and spread the bottom with about 1 tsp of jam and sandwich together.
    8. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen sandwich cookies. Store in an airtight container. (Recipe can be easily doubled.)

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g
jam jam cookies with star centre cutouts and sprinkled with powdered sugar

Jam Filling

For the jam filling in these cookies, you could fill them with any kind of jam.  Raspberry jam is my favourite, but I’ve had them often with strawberry too.  My youngest daughter thought they might be nice with Nutella…she’s probably right.  You could also use apricot jam if you like.  Really any of your favourite jams would probably work really well.  The cookie is quite a mild tasting one, so any fruit jam should pair with it well.  Try it with any of your favorite jams.  If you have homemade jam it’s a great choice, but any store-bought jam will also work great.

Jam Jams: Grandma's Raspberry Jam Sandwich Cookie recipe, easy to make, perfect for the holidays.

With home made Jam Jams, life really is a party.

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