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Jam Jams

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

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 Raspberry Jam Sandwich Cookies, similar to a Linzer Cookie, might be called a Jammy Doger too.  Totally delicious, whatever name you use.

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.

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.

Grandma's Raspberry Jam Jams Sandwich 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.


Jam Jams

Jam Jams


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


  1. Cream together sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Add the egg, corn syrup, and vanilla and combine until fully mixed.
  3. In another bowl combine the baking soda and flour, and whisk to remove any lumps. Gradually add to the wet ingredients in the mixer until fully combined into a dough.
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill dough in refrigerator.
  5. To make the cookies, roll out the dough and cut a bottom piece and top piece with a hole in the middle.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees, until golden brown, about 5 min. depending on the size of your cookie cutter.
  7. Let cool completely, then sprinkle the top piece with icing sugar, and spread the bottom with jam and sandwich together.
  8. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen sandwich cookies. (Recipe can be easily doubled.)
jam jam cookies with star centre cutouts and sprinkled with powdered sugar

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.

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

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

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