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Hi everyone, I hope your week has started off well. I made some smiley face biscuits today… It was such fun. And they delicious 😊😊Enjoy!
Preheat oven to 170°C (150°C fan forced) Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper
150 g butter at room temp
3/4 cup icing sugar
2 1/2 tbsp golden syrup
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk powder (Nestlé, Nespray or or any other suitable milk powder)
2 tsp vanilla essence
3 cups plain flour
pinch of salt
1 tbsp corn flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp lemon zest
Icing to sandwich biscuits:
3 tbsp butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 – 4 tbsp raspberry jam, strained to remove the seeds. I used smooth cherry jam.
Beat butter until pale for 1 min, add vanilla essence and icing sugar, beat for 2 mins until light & fluffy.
Place filling in a piping bag and pipe the filling around the edges of half of the full cookies, place a small blob of jam in the middle, then sandwich together with the cut-out tops.
To make the biscuits, cream the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
Add golden syrup, egg, milk powder and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Add the rest of the dry ingredients until a dough forms.
Wrap dough in cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins.
Roll out on a floured surface to 5mm-thickness, use a 5cm-round smiley face cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
Cut out eyes and mouths from half the rounds and a plain round cookie bottom with a 5cm-cutter.
Place on prepared baking tray. Bake for 9 -13 minutes or until slightly golden.
Allow to cool completely. Sandwich together a bottom with a cut-out top.
Makes 40 biscuits.
Credit recipe Srs Maharaj
Prepared, tried and tested by: Gail Haselsteiner
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16 thoughts on “Gail's Jolly Jammers”
I have to make these. When I was a child we had biscuites called ‘Jammie Dodgers’ that looked just like these except tragically with no smiley face, just a circle of jam. You will understand therefore that I need, not want to make these. My 6-year old self calls me!
Awesome – Please email me your comments and a pic then I will add it to this post as an addendum. Thank will be so fantastic.
I will I will
They look ‘jolly’ tempting. I have to say x
Agreed – I will have a jolly time with 1 or 2 and a cuppa coffee
Let us all be jolly today x
Jolly for sure I am, as I am going on vacation, but do not worry, I will still be blogging as I am unable to leave my ‘baby’ and not tend to her daily.
AW!!! Have a wonderful time. Alas I never get to leave my life that way either xxxxxx
Thanks my friend – my blogging baby with go with me.
Babies are hard to ignore xxxxxx
Sure sitting at the airport and checking in on my baby 👶
LOL!!!! Better than sitting doing nothing
True, especially with an 8 hour layover in Zurich as now