Jam Drops (a simple and classic recipe!)

The easiest and yummiest Jam Drops recipe you’ll ever make! Fill with your favourite jam for an extra delicious treat or the perfect lunchbox filler!

Jam Drops

When it comes to biscuits, it doesn’t get much more classic than a good old Jam Drop! These cookies are just like little bites of heaven. A beautifully simple biscuit filled with a tiny dollop of jam. Ummm… talk about yum!

Jam Drops

You can choose to fill your jam drops with any flavour jam you like. My favourite flavours are strawberry and raspberry, but choose whatever suits you best (or whatever you have in the cupboard!). To make the jam drops look perfect, pop the dough into the fridge to chill for at least half an hour before using. Also, make sure you use your knuckle or finger to press a hole into the top of the biscuit dough and then place just a small amount of jam into the hole. Don’t overfill it, or the jam will drizzle out as the biscuits cook and spread.

Jam Drops

This recipe makes a big batch of biscuits, so it’s perfect for filling up lunch boxes, having a yummy treat ready for your afternoon cuppa, or even better – for a naughty late night snack!

Jam DropsOooh – I nearly forgot something super important! When the jam drops come out of the oven, they will be smelling amazing and it will be so tempting to eat one (or five!) straight away. Well!! Hold on for just a second, because the jam will be super, duper piping hot. Trust me, I’ve worked this out after burning myself many, many times (I just don’t learn when it comes to piping hot cookies!).

Jam Drops

If you’re after an easy and delicious biscuit recipe, then you absolutely must make these Jam Drops. They’re just so yummy!

Jam Drops

Jam Drops

The easiest and yummiest Jam Drops recipe you'll ever make! Fill with your favourite jam for an extra delicious treat or the perfect lunchbox filler!
4.75 from 8 votes
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Biscuits/Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 40 serves
Calories: 76kcal

Ingredients

  • 180 g butter softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups plain flour sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • jam any flavour

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Beat the sugar and softened butter with electric beaters or a stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and continue to mix well.
  • Sift in the plain flour and baking powder. Stir gently to combine.
  • Place the dough into the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes (this will help them to keep their shape when cooked).
  • Roll the mixture into small balls (about 2 teaspoons of mixture).
  • Place the cookie balls onto the baking tray and flatten slightly - use your knuckle or finger to press an indent into the mixture (not the whole way through!).
  • Use a teaspoon to place a very small amount of jam into each indent.
  • Bake the cookies for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Leave the cookies on the baking trays for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Add the butter to the TM bowl and soften for 30 seconds at 60 degrees on Speed 3.
  • Cream the butter and sugar for 20 seconds on Speed 4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 20 seconds on Speed 4.
  • Add egg and mix for 10 seconds on Speed 4.
  • Add flour and baking powder and mix for 20 seconds on Speed 5.
  • Place the dough into the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes (this will help them to keep their shape when cooked).
  • Roll the mixture into small balls (about 2 teaspoons of mixture). Place the cookie balls onto the baking tray and flatten slightly - use your knuckle or finger to press an indent into the mixture (not the whole way through!).
  • Use a teaspoon to place a very small amount of jam into each indent.
  • Bake the cookies for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Leave the cookies on the baking trays for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Please allow 30 minutes chill time for this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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45 thoughts on “Jam Drops (a simple and classic recipe!)”

  1. Dana says:

    Hi, can I leave the jam last? After baking the dough, cool and then the jam? Planning to make this days ahead for my son’s school open day. Thank you.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Dana, I would either make and freeze the dough and then cook with the jam when you need them or I would bake them (with the jam) and freeze until the day. xx

  2. Bern says:

    4 stars
    About to pop into oven – very excited. I included half a cup of almond meal w flour for something different and so we’ll see how we go. Just wanted to add – perhaps you could adjust the prep time to 40mins to indicate the 30mins chill time – I started these late thinking a 10 minute prep then just read this in recipe! still looking forward to them – just have to curb my cravings for longer! Thanks!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Thanks for the feedback Bern! Hope you enjoy them!

  3. Monique says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is SO easy and SO yum! Thank you 🙂

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