I came up with this idea to make Jammy Cookies (think shrewsbury’s) to bake to donate to our School fundraiser and Halloween party – Halloween Hooley.
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I remembered I had some mini Halloween cookie cutters I bought years ago so I dug them out (I did collect cookie cutters at one point, urghhh I know but it’s actually been so handy!).
I also had a round scallop edge round cookie cutter (that I think I bought at a opp shop, another great place to look out for these kinds of things)
I cut these sugar cookies (you can see my other post about making sugar cookies here) out with the round scallop edge cutter then for every second cookie I cut out the middle with the mini Halloween cookie cutter.
I mostly used the ghost and pumpkin cookie cutters.
Once the cookies had cooled I spread apricot jam on the base cookie then placed the cut out cookie on top. Then I dusted the cookies with icing sugar!
I love the look the apricot jam gives, its really fits into the American ‘fall’ Halloween and kind of looks like pumpkin jam!
The kids demolished the leftover mini shaped cookies as they quite like them plain!
HALLOWEEN JAMMY COOKIES
- 250 grams butter soften
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Apricot jam
- Icing sugar
Preheat oven to 180ºc. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
Cream butter and sugar in a cake mixer until pale and fluffy.
Add in the egg yolks and vanilla then mix to combine.
Add the flour and baking powder and mix to a firm dough.
Sprinkle the bench with flour and roll out a portion of the dough to about 5mm, I normally use a good handful of dough at a time.
Using your chosen cookie cutters cut out the shapes and gently lift the cut cookie dough onto the baking tray with a fish slice.
Bake for 10 -15 minutes or until lightly golden.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes on the tray then transfer to a wire rack.
Once cooled, spread the base cookie with jam then gently place the cut out cookie on top and dust with icing sugar.