i am so excited to share this recipe with you!! these are my favourite ever biscuits, they take me right back to when i was 5 years old. mum used to let me eat the dough while she was making these jam drops.

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mum almost always made these with plum jam, so that’s what i make them with as well. but you can use any flavour jam you like. they are so good with blackberry jam, you could even use home made chia jam in these that would be amazing.

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mum made these biscuits all the time when i was younger, i remember making them once when my sister was in hospital. now it’s important to mention that i am the baby of the family, literally, i am 12 years younger than my sister. i would have been 7 or 8 at the time and i firmly believed (and still do) that rainbows make everyone feel better so i decided i wanted to make her some cookies, mum mixed up a batch of dough for her jam drops and when the dough was ready she let me help her and i decided that i wanted to roll some in 100s & 1000s, you guys they were amazing!!!

the soft biscuit coated in crunchy 100s & 1000s just works. and my sister loved them even more than the jam drops, i was so proud that i had made them and that she loved them so much. now i really want to make them again, maybe this weekend Marc loves 100s & 1000s so i’m sure he won’t mind 🙂

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these cookies are not as short and crumbly as some jam drops can be i find these to be slightly cakey. the one thing you need to remember is to make sure you put in enough jam, i aim for 1/2 – 3/4 of a teaspoon in each one. it seems like a lot before they are baked but these cookies spread quite a bit so don’t be scared of putting in plenty of jam.

Mum's Jam Drops | rachaelsfoodielife.com

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Mum's Jam Drops | rachaelsfoodielife.com

jam drops

Servings 24 cookies


  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 125 grams butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • plum jam


  1. pre heat the oven to 180 degrees

  2. place the sugar and butter in a large bowl and beat until pale and creamy around 4 minutes. add the eggs and beat well to mix, then add the flour and mix until the dough comes together.

  3. use a spoon to scoop up dough and roll into balls. line a 45x30cm baking tray with baking paper and place 6 balls of dough onto the sheet, the dough spread a lot during baking so don't place them too close together.

  4. use your thumb or first finger to press a well into the centre of each ball of dough and spoon 1/2 - 3/4 of a teaspoon of jam into each dough ball. place into the oven and bake for 12 minutes. remove from the oven and use a spatula to lift the cookies onto a cooling rack. repeat until all cookies are baked. serve with a glass of milk or coffee and enjoy!

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