I love Strawberry Shortbread cookies, the English call them Jammie Dodgers after the brand. Living in England taught me how to appreciate afternoon tea and biscuits (cookies) and these little Dodgers are definitely my favorite, followed by digestive biscuits, rich teas and Scottish shortbread.
I have very fond memories of Jammie Dodgers. When I was a little girl, I used to love them so much, especially the ones from Bhs (British Home Store). I remember every time my mum took me to Bhs, I would go straight to the food section and grab a pack of Jammie Dodgers. And I wouldn't leave the store until I got my mum to buy it for me.
So there was no surprise that these biscuits were the first thing that came to my mind, when I was searching for a Valentine's day gift idea for my Hubby. These biscuits are special for me, they are close to my heart! They always reminds me of my mother, and my happy childhood. I hope they will become special to my husband too from now on!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/3 cup strawberry jam
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually add flour and cornstarch until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Roll out the dough to roughly 1/2' thick. Shape batter into heart-shape using heart-shaped cookie cutter ( I used my hands)
- Press gently in the middle to make an indentation. Fill with strawberry jam.
- Transfer to a cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven to cool.