Jam drops, sweet old fashioned jam drops have been in my biscuit making rotation for what seems like a long long time. I know I’ve been making them since having children as page in the recipe book the recipe comes from has been drawn on (several times) by small children wielding pens.
They’re a particular favourite in our house and everyone even our autistic son who’s super fussy about the food he eats, loves them.
They are so simple to make and have never let me down. This is my my tired and true recipe which I add coconut too, but that optional and you can leave it out if coconut isn’t your thing.
Jam drops – recipe adapted from The Country Women’s Association of Australia Country Classics
125g softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups self raising flour
2/3 cup desiccated coconut
Strawberry jam (or whatever other jam you fancy)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs one at time and beat them in well. Mix in sifted flour, then coconut.
Roll into balls about the size of a walnut and flatten slightly. Using end of a wooden spoon dipped in flour make a hole in each biscuit (its best if you kind of move the end of the wooden spoon around to make the hole a bit bigger then the size of the wooden spoon handle).
Fill holes with jam
Bake for 10 to 15 mins, then cool for a bit on trays before moving to cooling rack.