Jam Drops

These are a simple little biscuit, they are quite easy to make, and everyone at our house likes them! 🙂



  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups self-raising flour
  • ½ cup jam 


1.   Pre-heat oven to 190 – 200 degrees C (375-400 F).

2.   Beat butter and sugar to a cream.

3.   Sift flour.

4.   Add lightly beaten egg and vanilla. Beat well.

5.   Add to creamed mixture. Mix well to form a stiff paste.

6.   Take teaspoonfuls of mixture and roll into balls. (I made mine a bit bigger than this, and I had to press them down with a fork.)  

7.   Place on greased oven trays, allowing room for spreading.

8.   Make a hollow in each with the floured end of a wooden spoon.

9.   Place a little jam in each biscuit.

10. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

11. Allow to cool on tray.

Makes about 30 very delicious biscuits! 🙂 





7 thoughts on “Jam Drops

  1. dandelionmom says:

    We all these “thumbprint cookies” Irish Chicklette!!–We use our thumbs to make the divits for the jam! I also do a variation that has chocolate in the batter and a cherry in the hole-then a chocolate/cherry thick frosting to cover the tops of the cherries when they are done baking! My kids do almost all the cookie baking -esp fussy ones that take forever like these! I like to spend my time on the savouries!

    Very nicely done by the way-they look so pretty on your plate!

  2. Irish Father says:

    Looks great! I’ll look forward to some for my lunches… ‘would even test my teeth on a choc-cherry version if offered.

  3. limeandlemon says:

    Looks Delicious .. Laila .. http://limeandlemon.wordpress.com/

  4. Dandelionmom: thumbprint cookies is a very cute name for them! 🙂

    It sounds like Daddy would like to try the Minnesota version: how much chocolate do you put in the batter to make them?

    Irish Father: They’re all gone now, but of course, I could bake again… 😉

    Limeandlemon: thanks for your comment! 🙂

  5. dandelionmom says:

    I will e-mail the reipe to your mama Irish Chicklette! The you can make some for Irish Chook-daddy!

  6. The recipe sounds very yummy, thank you!

    We’re going to make it today 🙂

  7. LOL! Dandelionmom, the Irish Rooster was most affronted amused! 😉

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