Friday, August 10, 2007

Jam Jams

This is a "must have" as we embark on the camping and road trip journey. We all know that it is all about the food! My family has certain "requests" and this is one of them. I already made a large batch of banana chocolate chip muffins. I just have some squares to do yet and we should be set with the goodies. This recipe I found among my mother's things, long after she was gone. It is funny how some foods just take me home. My grandmother made them regularly as well and kept them in an ice cream pail in the freezer. I used to sneak down to the basement quite often and snitch a couple. Yes, these do taste WONDERFUL with coffee!
Jam Jams 2eggs 1c. brown sugar 1c. shortning (crisco blue box) 6tbsp syrup (rogers) 2tsp. baking soda 1tsp. vanilla Flour to make a soft dough (3-5c.) Cream together your shortning and sugar Add the eggs, syrup, and vanilla Sprinkle in the soda Gradually add the flour, just enough so that the dough pulls away from the perimeter of the bowl. Roll out to desired thickness and cut into shapes. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 7 min (or until lightly golden brown) Sandwich your cookies with your favorite homemade jam. I love raspberry, nice and tart!

7 comments:

Nancy said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Jam jams.... my Grama always made these... I've only made her recipe once.... should do it again!

They are best after they've sat for a few days.... nice and soft....

Alvin & Denise Engler said...

youre making me sooo hungry!!!!

its almost 10pm though. i'm going to drink some water and go to bed.

thanks a lot sherrie -- i think i will probably dream of jam jams.

have fun on your camping adventure! i am looking forward to seeing some pictures.

love you
-de

stampingranny said...

YUM! I am going to try this receipe! Have a blast on your campout! Deb

So Sonya said...

they look divine!!!

Juanita said...

Hear that noise, that's me smacking my lips together. sounds DELICIOUS, I was salivating just reading the recipe, I love old recipes! TFS, TFS, TFS.

Theresa said...

Those look fabulous!!! I think I'll need to come with you!!!

Rose Ann said...

Oh no....I'm getting hungry for a snack. Yum!

Have fun camping!!