1938 Jam Jams Cookie

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Nov. 20, 2019

This 1938 Jam Jams Cookie Recipe, may not be the exact same as the Jam Jams made today in Newfoundland... but this is still a really good jam filled cookie recipe.


Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Egg 1
Brown sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Black molasses 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Soda 3 Teaspoon
Boiling water 3 Tablespoon
Flour To Taste (to make a soft dough)



1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF)


2. Cream together butter, brown sugar and egg. Beat in molasses.

3. Dissolve soda in boiling water - straight from the kettle is OK.

4. Beat the water soda mixture into the batter.

5. With a wooden spoon slowly mix in all purpose flour until a soft dough forms.

6. On a floured surface roll out dough to about an 1/8” thick and cut with a cookie cutter.

7. Bake for 6-8 minutes.

8. While still hot spread on your favourite jam and stick together like a sandwich.


9. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4