Jam Cookies

19 Aug 2012

Jam Cookies

Every time I bake something, I write down the recipe and put it in a binder. I have this huge binder with letter tabs and everything. I have a plan to print out some pictures and make little notes on how much I liked the recipe on the side. This will be a way to document the recipes I make and make alterations to them.

I think that even though I didn't use much butter (well, much by my standards) I would say that these cookies were downright awesome. I don't think I would alter them one bit.

Now I will reveal the crazy reason I made these cookies. Today I was looking through my binder, and lo and behold, I had no recipe in the "J" tab. Well this has GOT to change. So as of today, that position has been filled. Now, I guess I'll have to think of a recipe to fill my "Z" tab.

What you'll need:

-1/2 cup butter
-1/2 cup buttermilk
-1/2 cup white sugar
-1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1/4 cup jam of your choice (I used marmalade and blackcurrant) 


    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Grease a baking sheet.
    2.   Cream the butter, buttermilk and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and the vanilla.
    3.   In a medium bowl, combine the flours and the baking soda. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until fully combined.
    4.   Form the dough into balls, and flatten the dough slightly with the bottom of a glass. Make an indentation in the centre of the dough. Fill the indentation with jam, and bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.

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  1. Zucchini bread can go in the Z, it is a favorite of mine :) These cookies look awesome. Kudos for organizing your recipes, mine are all over the place.

  2. These jam cookies look amazing. I love how they're overflowing with jam.

  3. My husband would love these with his favorite blueberry jam. Which reminds me, we're almost out! Thanks for the reminder.

  4. I love jam cookies - bookmarking this! Another 'Z' idea - a Persian dish called Zereshk Polo - rice studded with currants (Zereshk)

  5. This is a funny reason you decided to make these cookies :) but it's good that you decided to make them. I like such simple cookies :D

  6. Nice recipe! These really look terrific. Gosh, you're organized with your binder - I started my blog in part so I'd finally get around to organizing (and writing down!) my recipes. And I agree with Dining Alone - Zucchini bread would be great for the Z section.

  7. Great looking jam cookies! Very tasty!

  8. These cookies with the jam topping looks so wonderful to indulge in. Your bakes always came out a surprise for me!

  9. jam topping is interesting..

  10. I love jam cookies and yours sound and look so good with wholewheat flour!

  11. Haha that's as good of a reason to bake as any! These sound so tasty.

  12. I love thumbprint jam cookies- I have great memories of making these with my grandma :)

  13. yum!my favourite cookies........after the chocolate ones!...i got something for your z...i just put up a zucchini cake:)

  14. Mmmm these cookies look do addictive :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. i love the whole wheat flour in these! they look tasty!

  16. I love jam cookies, these look fantastic and oh so jammy.

    I also have a binder stuffed with recipes. I would print mine off and store in the pouches inside. Then it got to the point where I had way too many so I had to sort them into certain categories. It's been a while since I last looked, my latest inspiration are from bloggers, books and my own ideas.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  17. You should see my binder :D If you could call it a binder ! lol I love that you used some wholewheat flour as it adds a more interesting texture and flavor to that yummy cookies :D

  18. This is one of our favorite cookies. The recipe was given to me years ago by an elderly Hungarian friend. She called them "Hussar's Kisses".

    Thanks for sharing!


  19. They look really tempting, kids would love this..

  20. Aww! These look so cute and delicious :-)


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