You’ll Need:

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  • Digital scales to weigh everything out super accurately!
  • A tin like this one to cut out the giant shape
  • A decent, well priced, sharp knife like this one, to cut out your Jammie Dodger decoration perfectly
  • A giant spatula like this will help you to move your Giant Jammie Dodger around easily without breaking it


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  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy
  2. Mix in the egg and vanilla until combined
  3. Sieve in the flour and fold into the mixture
  4. Bring together to form a dough
  5. Chill the dough for 1 hour if possible
  6. Split the dough into 3 – 2 larger portions of a similar size, and a smaller portion
  7. Roll out the larger portions of dough and cut into circles – this will form the base and top of your Giant Jammie Dodger
  8. Carefully place each one on a large baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper – make sure there is some room around the edge of the dough for it to spread whilst cooking
  9. (Optional) use the spare dough to cut out the shapes that you find on top of a Jammie Dodger
  10. Place the decoration on top of one of the circles
  11. Use a heart shaped cutter or a knife to cut out the centre of this one, to form the Jammie Dodger Lid
  12. Bake at 170°C for 25 minutes – until the biscuit is cooked through and golden
  13. Allow to cool fully before moving from the baking sheet
  14. Once cooled, spread the base biscuit with the jam, and place the lid biscuit on top

Top Tips:

  • You can cream together butter and sugar by hand or using an electric whisk – handheld or in a stand mixer
  • If your biscuit is not cooked through to the middle, it will break when you try to move it, so cook it a little longer if you need to – all ovens are different
  • You can skip the decoration if you like, but a great way to do an effective decoration is to draw and cut out a template on paper, place it on top of the rolled out dough, and cut it out
  • It’s really important to let the biscuits fully cool before moving them or putting the jam between them – or you could break them/you Giant Jammie Dodger will be a sloppy mess and won’t hold!