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Jim Jam Cookies

Jim Jam Cookies
Jim Jam Cookies
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  • Cooking time
  • Serves4 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeBakery, Cafe, Confectionery, Homestyle Cooking
  • Good for Snacks
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About this Recipe

As a kid back in the late 1900's - wow I feel so old right now!!! We had quite a limited number of choice when it came to store brought cookies. I could only recall the Kwality and Parle- G glucose biscuits, good old Marie and then came in the cream cookies by Britannia. Pure Magic was one of my favourites and still is. One of the unusual cream cookie back then, was the Jim Jam - it had a layer of cream sandwiched between sunflower shaped biscuits and then had a dollop of chewy fruit jam with some sprinkled sugar - the most enviable part of the whole Jim Jam experience. This cookie is my inspiration from the Britannia Jim Jam cookie - dont see it much on the stacks these days. Plus I wanted it to have a melt in the mouth effect, hence Ive used the cream cheese dough here. I also happened to have a Danish Strawberry jam - with actual chunks of whole strawberries in them. Yes - its a complete delight to have it spread on a crispy brown bread toast on a rush hour morning. And Ive used these strawberry pieces to sandwich between my cookies. Guess what - these are Eggless too!!

Ingredients & Quantity
  • 250gms - Britannia Cream Cheese (plain)
  • 100 gms - Unsalted butter
  • Castor sugar - to mix in the dough and sprinkle on the cookie
  • 1/2 tsp - Lemon Zest
  • 1tsp - Vanilla Essence
  • 2 cups - All purpose flour/Maida
  • 1 tsp - Baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • Butter for greasing the baking tray
  • Strawberry jam/ any jam of your choice for layering the cookies
How to cook?
  1. Whip the cream cheese with a spatula for about 3 mins, then fold in the butter into it and whip again till they both blend in and form a nice creamy texture
  2. Fold in the sugar slowly - remember you are also going to layer the cookie with a jam which is sweet and drizzle sugar on top too. So you do not want the cookie dough to be too sweet.
  3. Add the lemon zest and vanilla essence , give it one final stir
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  5. Sieve the Maida, baking soda, salt all together and add it to the creamy mixture little by little to form a soft dough.
  6. Initially the dough will be super sticky, continue folding in the dough little by little until a soft, bouncy dough is atta
  7. Cling wrap the dough and refrigerate for 15-20mins prior to rolling it out in a shape of your choice
  8. Pre-heat the oven to 180C - grease the baking tray with butter
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  10. Roll out and Cut the cookie dough into circular shapes for the lower layer and doughnut shape for the top layer and place them on the greased baking tray
  11. Bake them until you see the edges turning into a light golden brown - which should take about 10-15mins basis your Oven temperature.
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  13. Remove them from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack . They will still be a little soft now but on cooling will become crisp on the outside and you can see the well baked layers within if you break them
  14. Drizzle the doughnut shaped cookie with some sugar and layer the circular shaped cookies with jam. If you are using the store brought jam you might have to whip the jam a little with the help of a spatula to make it to a fine paste.
  15. Place the sugar drizzled cookie on top of the jam layered cookie and they are ready to be devoured.
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A must try ....I sometimes feel to meet you and get all these :-))