They say, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." I say, "When life gives you jam, make jam spiral cookies." I confess that I don't know anything about canning. So, after making a batch of peach jam, I realized there would be no way to keep the jam from going bad before I could eat it all up. Or was there? Oh yes there was!!! The answer was clear . . .
Sticky, fruity, crunchy, yummy jam spiral cookies!!!
By itself, the cookie dough doesn't have much flavor, so make sure you use a jam that you like because that is what will dominate the taste and sweetness of your cookie.
The verdict? The cookie portion of the spirals almost reminds me of biscotti after it's been baked once. It's got a little crunch to it, yet the cookie is still toothsome. It's also wonderful to be able to get a little taste of jam in every bite. I would probably increase the sugar in the cookie dough, but other than that, these cookies are a great way to use up your leftover jam. So remember, when life gives you jam, make jam spiral cookies!!!
Note: These cookies also freeze with no trouble at all. The funny thing is, they tasted even better after they had been in the freezer for a while. Interesting, but it works for me.
Jam Spirals (from Cook Almost Anything At Least Once)