This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is her classic jammers – a buttery shortbread base topped with a dollop of jam and surrounded by buttery streusel. Can you say buttery delight? Those of us working our way through Baking Chez Moi have already made the galette version of the cookie – it was spectacular – so I was really looking forward to making these.
Enter: jetlag (I think). I made some time on the weekend to whip up a batch of these, thinking it would be simple – none of the components are actually very complicated but require resting time so it was perfect to take a couple of breaks from writing. Oh, and napping. I seem to be sleeping a lot at night (yay for sleeping through the night) but also needing lots of naps during the day (I guess that was a tough school year, huh?). In any case, I’m putting it down to jetlag and I’m sticking to that story!
I weighed my ingredients and prepared the streusel topping and dough. My dough was SO sticky I couldn’t roll it out (this is not normal – I’ve made Dorie’s sablé dough before) but I put it down to the higher fat content here in the butter. A few hours later, I still couldn’t really roll it properly but did my best and popped it in the freezer to harden before I cut it…
There was no scraping this dough off the parchment (at this point, I was blaming the cheap parchment I was using) so I used a cookie scoop to freestyle it…
I put the second half of the dough in the fridge and the next morning headed out to buy muffin tins… I got mini tartlet tins as well to make a couple of sizes. But there was NO rolling of the dough still. SO sticky…
Verdict? Delicious. Also, I am FAIRLY sure I didn’t use the correct amount of flour. There’s no way the dough would be this sticky just because of a bit more fat content in the butter (and let’s be honest, I have baked enough in France to know!). I’m pretty sure I used 170 instead of 270 grams. So, jetlag? Maybe. User error? For sure.
In any case, they needed a little extra baking (especially in silicone molds) but they still tasted great. And my neighbours will get care packages this morning so that’s always a good thing! I’ll make these again because it’s bugging me so much and will edit this post to reflect that experience.
Get the recipe for Dorie’s “Classic Jammers” here or on p 350 of Dorie’s Cookies.
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