Jam Jam Cookies #CookieEggChange
As soon as I pack up my Halloween decorations I’m plotting out my Christmas calendar of activities, shopping and getting a head start on all the special goodies I love to bake. For years I have taken part in baking exchanges to lighten the load of baking expectations placed upon me at pop-in visits throughout the season. I love that I can bake one type of dessert or cookie and end up with 6-8 other varieties to carry me through. If you’re not familiar, a baking exchange is a time you can get together with 6 or more of your friends for good company and to exchange baking. If you haven’t had the chance to participate, Burnbrae Farms is having a virtual #CookieEggChange and invites you to come for a chance to win some amazing prizes.
I don’t expect you to bake cookies to join this event but it had me scouring my tried and true exchange recipes for the best one to share with my readers. There were so many good ones, many which were adventurous, but it all came down to a known classic, my grandmothers traditional Christmas Jam Jam Cookies (recipe below). There’s one solid rule about a baking exchange and that is, don’t over-think it. Taste-testers want one thing, a tasty treat and usually the best are simple classics, although I have to say some of the recipes I’ve been seeing on Pinterest lately are to-die-for.
Jam Jam cookies are easy to make, they just require a little time to chill and roll out the dough for cutters; the key would be not to over-beat the eggs. What is your favourite baking exchange recipe?
Recipe Contest With the change of seasons Burnbrae Farms is bringing the holidays indoors. Burnbrae Farms is encouraging you to bring out your best cookie exchange recipes for the #CookieEggChange recipe contest from now until December 4th at 11:59 pm ET. HOW to ENTER
It’s easy, all you have to do is upload a picture of your favourite recipe perfect for a baking exchange. The recipe can be cookies, squares or bars but must include eggs. Submit the recipe and photo for a chance to win: Grand Prize: 1 KitchenAid Artisan® Series Stand Mixer 5 Quart, Red MRSP $499.99 CAD; 1 $150 CAD Burnbrae Farms Gift Basket with coupons & merchandise
2nd Place: 1 - $150 CAD Burnbrae Farms Gift Basket with coupons & merchandise
3rd Place: 1 - $75 in Burnbrae Farms coupons *Open to Canada to those who have reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry.
Jam Jam Printable Recipe
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup dark corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter or shortening
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3½ cups flour
- Raspberry or strawberry jam
- Icing sugar
- Mix in order.
- Chill dough in fridge for about half an hour.
- Roll out the chilled dough and cut cookies with 2½" cookie cutters. If you'd like the peek-a-boo whole, use a round shaped smaller cutter to cut a whole in half of the cookies to match the solid cookies.
- Bake about 5-7 minutes in a 350° oven until lightly browned and cool completely.
- Spread ½ tsp of jam on each solid cookie and match with a peek-a-boo cookie. Sprinkle with a small amount of icing sugar.
TWITTER PARTY ALERT If an irresistible #CookieEggChange recipe contest wasn’t enough, join us at the #CookieEggChange hashtag on Twitter November 19th 9 pm ET where we’ll be talking holiday entertaining, gift ideas, mouth-watering recipes and giving away $1150 in prizes!! Make sure you follow the host, cohosts and #CookieEggChange bloggers and RSVP in the linky below to be eligible for prizes. Host:@BurnbraeFarms @ThisLilPiglet @SoberJulie #CookieEggChange Bloggers: @SimplyStacieNet, @MyChaos, @adomesticmomma, @SpaceshipsLB Date/Time: November 19th 9pm EST Topic: Talking about Holiday entertaining, gift ideas & recipes PRIZES: 1 KitchenAid Mixer, two $150 gift baskets and 7 prizes of $50 in BBF & Naturegg coupons; total value $1150 in prizes RSVP by entering your Twitter profile url in the linky list below. *Open to Canada to those who have reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry.
Disclosure: I am participating in the Burnbrae Farms campaign. I received special perks in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Yum!! They look so good.
Is there a link to RSVP for this? I would love to attend!
Yes, for some reason it wasn’t loading but it should be all fixed up now. Looking forward to seeing you there and don’t forget to enter your recipe for your chance to win that hot red mixer for Christmas! 🙂
Thanks! I am all registered…
And you bet I will be entering, as christmas baking starts this weekend, I am sure I have a yummy recipe to share.
Cannot wait to see your favourite; good luck!! Technically, you have two chances to win a mixer, contest or twitter party…I’m excited for everyone!
Thank you for the cookie recipe, they do look sooo good!
Ohhh I love jam jams! I’ve never made them myself, but I am going to pin this and give it a go! Thanks!
If you want to save time, leave out the holes and make them like little sandwiches. Super tasty and easy to make! Let me know how you like them
Your cookies look amazing! 🙂 Jam Jams were a traditional christmas cookie in my house growing up – that makes me really nostalgic 🙂
Thank you so much! I felt exactly the same when deciding to make these; these cookies were always part of Christmas growing up…now I have to admit they are mostly gone because I dip them in my coffee each morning. lol
Your cookies look amazing! I love Jam Jams! Looking forward to the twitter party!
But this is my first time, I’m at number 198 as a Twitter Profile.
But my Twitter Name is Anita_ser.
I hope, everything is OK.
No worries; if there is any concern at the party, just remind us of this. 😉 Good luck tonight and don’t forget to enter the contest with one of your tasty recipes/photos for a chance to win another mixer and prizes.
Stop by Tuesday night – we’re featuring these cookies on Wonderful Food Wednesday this week! Thank you for linking up 🙂
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Thanks so much for linking up to Tasteful Tuesday at Nap-Time Creations. I just posted the weeks’ features and THIS is part of the amazing round up! Don’t forget to come back to the party next week.. its bigger and better than before, plus there is a HUGE giveaway!! I’ve shared on all my social media sites… would love for you also to share the round up. Emily
Oh, those cookies look fab! 🙂 We have a version here in the UK where the jam is thinner. We call them stained glass window biscuits. I followed you here from the link party at Chef in Training & I’d like to invite you to come link up to my party, too. It’s Tasty Tuesdays & I pin EVERY POST that gets linked up! You can find this week’s party here from tomorrow: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=tasty+tuesdays
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