This holiday season is a busy time of the year. I love all the festivities but sometimes you can find yourself overwhelmed with things to do. Don’t let this stop you from hosting a holiday party or bringing a delicious dish to a holiday party you are attending. I am going to share with an easy holiday party dessert that was a hit at my holiday get-together and some party pointers for the ultimate holiday party. I think you and your holiday guest will enjoy this easy jam sandwich cookies recipe- aka NILLA Jamwiches! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NABISCO Cookies and Crackers. All opinions are 100% mine.
Easy Jam Sandwich Cookies Recipe- also know as NILLA Jamwiches
Oh what an absolutely tasty treat and they are so easy to make! I seriously couldn’t believe just how good these easy jam sandwich cookies are. My son likes NILLA Jamwiches even better than chocolate chip cookies and I just might as well! Plus, they are way more festive and you can use any color sprinkles to customize them.
This recipe makes 12 cookies which is perfect for your family but for a party you may want to double it.
- 24 NILLA Wafers
- 2 Tbsp. raspberry jam
- ¼ cup chocolate spread
- 1 Tbsp. multi-colored sprinkles
- Spread flat sides of 12 wafers with jam. Cover with remaining wafers to make a sandwich.
- Microwave chocolate spread in microwavable bowl on high for 25 to 30 seconds until heated through. (You can use store bought if you like or do what I did- 1/4 cup of chocolate chips with 1 tbsp of cream microwaved for 30 seconds and stirred).
- Dip sandwiches, one at a time, halfway into melted chocolate and place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. Top with sprinkles.
- Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chocolate coating is firm. Keep refrigerated.
This photo series shows just how quick and easy it is to make NILLA Jamwiches:
You can make these easy jam sandwich cookies up to 1 week ahead of time so that helps keep things easy as well.
You can easily pack these into an airtight container for gift giving as well. They make great hostess gifts, party favors, and teacher gifts.
Holiday Party Tips
I recently shared some great holiday party planning tips here along with an easy holiday appetizer recipe. So today, I wanted share a few tips for the holiday party itself.
–Hostess Gifts: It is always nice to bring a little something for the host and hostess- whether a delicious treat like these NILLA Jamwiches or an appetizer or a beverage to share. If you are the hostess or host, don’t forget to graciously thank the giver. Each act of kindness reminds the other that they are appreciated.
–Be Social: It’s a party, make sure to mingle and introduce yourself to people you don’t know. They will feel flattered that you made the effort and just never know what you may have in common. I was talking to a woman the other day and come to find out her grandmother was born right near a farm I grew up on! It is fun meeting new people.
–Be Positive: It is a party- be cheerful. Focus on the good stuff, you don’t want to be a dark cloud. Find that silver lining!
–Don’t Forget To Listen: There is no hard and fast rule but try to listen and talk equally. You want to give others a chance to speak and you want to help carry on the conversation.
–Have Fun: Don’t sweat the little details. And don’t make things hard for yourself. Pick easy dishes and have a carefree schedule. Enjoy the party!
My party guests sure loved these jam sandwich cookies! I hope you enjoy this easy but tasty NILLA Jamwiches recipe and these holiday party tips. Are you throwing a holiday party this year? What is your favorite part about holiday parties?