Jam Drops are one of those old-fashioned biscuits that everyone loves. They are a beautiful buttery biscuit with a dollop of jam in the middle.
There are many versions of Jam Drops but this recipe is my favourite as it consists of only a few staple ingredients and is super simple to make. You can use whatever jam is on hand – for my last batch I used Kiwifruit Microwave Jam. Remember, when the biscuits come out of the oven, they will be soft but harden on standing.
125g butter, softened
½ cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 ¾ cups self-raising flour
Jam – any flavour
Preheat oven to 180C (360F). Grease baking trays and line with baking paper.
Combine the butter, vanilla and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well. Gradually stir in the sifted flour and mix to a stiff paste.
Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place about 5cm apart on prepared trays. Using the end of a wooden spoon that has been dipped in flour, press a hollow into the centre of each biscuit. Fill the hole with a little jam.
Bake biscuits for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on the trays.