Delicious jam drops

Festive jam drops

With a buttery base and a sugary-sweet filling, these jam drops make a delightful treat.

Enjoy these biscuits with afternoon tea, pop them in a lunchbox for a snack, or simply enjoy whenever you feel like a sweet little bite.

They also make a wonderful food gift idea – just place them in a jar or tin, wrap it up, and you have a thoughtful and tasty present for a loved one.

Biscuit recipe: Jam drops


125g butter

¾ cup sugar

2 eggs

2 cups self-raising flour

1/2 jar raspberry or strawberry jam


Preheat the oven to 180°C. 

In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well. Then add the flour and mix until a soft dough forms.

Take a teaspoon-size of the mixture, roll it into a ball shape and place on a baking tray. Be sure to leave enough space between each of the biscuits to allow them to spread when baking.

Using the end of a spoon, create an indent in the top of each biscuit and place a small teaspoon of jam in the indent. 

Place the biscuits in the oven and bake at 180°C for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Packaging tip: These work really well in an air-tight jar as it seals in the freshness and prevents the biscuits from breaking.


This recipe was originally published in our article Homemade and delicious: 3 easy Christmas food gift ideas.

Danielle Phyland - writer - SHE DEFINED

Danielle Phyland

Danielle Phyland is an avid traveller and loves to explore all corners of the globe.

With a professional career in tourism and business development, she loves experiencing the hospitality of local businesses.

A casual crafter and passionate home cook, Danielle is based in the creative northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.