This soft and chewy jam sandwich cookies recipe with sugar cookie dough is a sweet little treat for holidays. Using purchased sugar cookie dough and jam, colorful jam “peeks out” of cut out shapes.
I recently asked my Instagram followers what their favorite Christmas cookies were. The overwhelming number one favorite was Sugar Cookies! I tend to agree. Christmas just isn’t Christmas at our house without a batch of Old Fashioned Cut Out Rolled Sugar Cookies.
Sometimes, though, we might be rushed for time, so I decided to experiment with premade sugar cookie dough for this recipe. It worked amazing!
How to Make this Jam Sandwich Cookies Recipe with Purchased Sugar Cookie Dough
- Purchased sugar cookie dough – The only brand I could find where I live here in Canada was Pillsbury, in a 468 gram package.
- Jam of choice – I chose strawberry jam for most of these cookies, and peach jam for the ones with star cut outs. You can use flavors purchased jam like raspberry, peach, apricot, or strawberry, or use these cookies to showcase your own homemade jam – like old fashioned blackberry jam!
Video for How to Make Jam Filled Sandwich Cookies
I made a quick little video of making this cookie recipe for my Instagram stories, so I thought you might enjoy seeing it, too. Here it is:
Tips for this jam filled sandwich cookie recipe:
- While you are working on the first half of the sugar cookie dough, wrap the second half of dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge to keep cool. I found that as the dough warmed up, it spread out more during the baking process.
- Using the tines of a fork makes a pretty design around the edges and seals them nicely, but you don’t have to use a fork to seal the edges. Just pressing down with your fingers works, too.
- If you want these sugar cookies to be soft, bake them just until they are barely starting to turn golden brown. If they are too brown, they will become more of a crispy cookie.
- Sprinkle with a dusting of powdered sugar for an added garnish.
- I was a little skimpy with the jam in some of the cookies, as I didn’t want it to run out during the baking process. I thought it might get more liquid while baking and spread out. However, it didn’t. So, make sure there is enough jam to fit underneath the cut out portion of the top cookie.
- The cut out portions of the dough make darling little cookies, too. Just put a tiny bit of jam on the bottom one, cover with the top cutout and seal the edges. A sprinkle of colored sugar looks cute on them, too.
Frequently asked questions
“Do jam filled cookies need to be refrigerated?”
Since these cookies only have a small amount of jam or jelly in them, they can be safely stored in a covered container on a countertop for a few days. However, any longer than a few days, they should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for best results.
“Can I freeze jam sandwich cookies to use later?”
I’ve read that jam doesn’t freeze incredibly well. However, I have frozen these cookies and used them later, and they still seemed fine! The dusting of powdered sugar should be done just before serving, though.
“How should you store cookies?”
Store cookies in a tightly sealed container or ziploc bag with parchment or wax paper between the layers.
“What is the difference between parchment paper and wax paper?”
Great question! I had fun researching when I was asked, “Can wax paper be put in the oven?” – read it about it here.
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