Monday, June 25, 2012

Jammers for June's Secret Recipe Club


 Now just to be clear I am not talking about the kind of jammers that you wear to bed.  I'm talking about the kind that you eat.  That's right Jammers are cookies!  I had never heard of such a cookie until I was browsing through Fran's Favs for a recipe to make for my June 
Secret Recipe Club choice.  Imagine my delight when I came across such a cookie recipe!  I love the idea of a tender shortbread crust with a layer of sweet jam and then a sprinkling of brown sugar crumble all coming together to create a cookie.  Magic!




I was just as delighted to be assigned Fran's wonderful blog as I was to find this recipe for Jammers.  Her blog is completely packed with mouth watering recipes.  Honestly, it was very hard to chose just one recipe to make from her blog.  I really look forward to making her Carrot Cake -which looks like the moistest carrot cake I have seen in a LONG time! - and then the Coffee and Donuts Cake she created is out-of-this-world adorably yummy looking!  Such talent that gal Fran has!  I have a special little soft spot for Fran because she too originates from New England as a Bostonian.  Hooray for Boston!  I live just under 2 hours away from Boston in Southern NH. Let's meet up Fran next time you visit Boston.  I would love to meet you in person! :-)

Fran suggested using either english muffin rings or whoopie pie molds to make these cookies.  Muffin top molds would also work well for these cookies.  I used my whoopie pie mold to make my Jammers.  Yup, I really enjoy saying that word - "Jammers"...sorry that was just a side note. :-)



Jammers
(recipe from Fran's Favs)

Shortbread Dough Ingredients:

2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 large egg yolks, at room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour

Jam of your choice - I used Strawberry and Peach-Mango

Brown Sugar Crumble Topping Ingredients:

3 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon



Directions:

1. Beat butter until smooth in a large bowl.  Add in sugars, cinnamon and salt and beat all together until well blended, about 1 minute.  Mixture will be smooth and velvety, not fluffy and airy.

2. Add in egg yolks and vanilla extract and mix on low speed.  Beat until mixture is homogeneous.

3. Add in flour all at once.  Cover mixer with a clean dish towel to protect yourself from any flying flour.  Pulse mixer on low speed a couple of times to incorporate flour into batter.  Mix on low speed for about 30 seconds more - just enough for the dough to look uniformly moist.  The dough will have the consistency of play-doh - soft, moist and clumpy.

4. In the mold of your choice (whoopie or muffin top molds or english muffin rings) fill each cup with dough and flatten with your fingers.  The dough should be slightly lower than the top of the pan.  Chill mold or rings in freezer for about 15 minutes until dough firms up.

5. Make streusel while dough is chilling.....

Melt butter in small saucepan on stove or in microwave.  Add to melted butter the remaining streusel ingredients all at once.  Stir all together with a fork to form coarse crumbs.  Cover streusel and set aside until ready to use.  The crumbs will harden a litthe as the mixture cools off.

6. Spread a couple of teaspoons of jam on top of chilled shortbreads.  Sprinkle with streusel....




Pop pan in oven and bake for 15-18 minutes until edges of cookies are light brown.  Larger molds will take longer.  Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes before removing from molds.  Allow cookies to cool completely before serving.



Share these cookies with those that you adore, cherish and love.  They are some special cookies. Above and beyond d'lish!



Happy Jammers Baking!

16 comments:

  1. Your jammers are awesome looking! Haha! Now you have me saying that word:-) This is such a fun recipe!!

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  2. These look great! A family member always makes these for Christmas time, I love them!!

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  3. Avril, thank you for your nice post. I'm so glad you liked the jammers--they are quite a special cookie! I will be having lots of fun tonight browsing through all the recipes on your site!! In a few years, my husband and I will be retiring and heading back to New England. Can't wait to have ready access to all that wonderful seafood again!

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  4. oh, yum! these look absolutely delicious. + the word 'jammers' is too cute. =)

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  5. What a fabu little treat, looks delish.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Candied Popcorn.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  6. I've never heard of Jammers before...they sound amazing! Great SRC pick!

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  7. Mmmmm, I feel like I could eat these for breakfast!

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  8. Those look fabulous! I think I used to make cookies with jam as a kid, so these bring back good memories!

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  9. Fabulous recipe and just like British Jam Tarts, which, I LOVE! Thanks for visiting me earlier on and for sorting out my orphan status! Karen

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  10. Never heard of or had jammers before, unless fingerprint cookies count. these look like create BBQ cookies, easy to make and tons of flavor options. Great SRC pick :-)

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  11. while these jammers look good, i have to admit - i am in LOVE with my jammers onesie ;) i wear it all the time. it's super sexy, i'm sure.

    happy src reveal, friend!

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  12. These are so cute! As Karen says like British jam tarts! I recently bought a whoopie pie tin from America so I can't wait to try these out :)

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  13. Oh my these are too cute. I want to make jammers!! Also love Bonne Maman jams - the raspberry is so good!

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  14. Those look so cute and yummy!!!!

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  15. I smiled when I saw the jar of jam. We are addicted to Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves! Wonderful choice! (Visiting you from SRC Group D.)

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  16. Nom, nom, nom. Hehe. Jammers. That is a fun word!

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