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
¾ cup sugar
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.