Jam drop cookies are, by far, one of my favourite kind of cookies. They are cheap and incredibly easy to make and taste best when served straight out of the oven. I often take these into work and find they disappear fairly quickly.

The jams I usually use are apricot, sour cherry and strawberry. This does not need fancy smancy jams and any variety from the supermarket will do just fine. Occasionally, I will use lemon butter if I have leftovers sitting in the fridge and that works pretty well. I’m yet to try it hazelnut chocolate spread so if you do, let me know how you go!

Getting ready

  • 225 gms unsalted butter room temperature

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 2 cups plain flour

  • ½ tsp salt

  • assorted jam

Putting it together

  • Preheat your oven to 190 degrees C (or 375 F). Line a baking tray with baking paper or simply butter the tray well

  • Beat butter and sugar together with an electric mixer on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 mins. Then beat in the egg yolks and vanilla essence.

  • Add in flour and salt and mix to the liquid mixture. Mix well until fully incorporated and the mixture comes together into a ball of dough.

  • Make 1-inch balls of dough (or larger if you prefer) and arrange on baking paper, leaving space between each ball as the cookies will expand as they bake.

  • Flatten each ball by pressing down with your fingers and make an indentation in the centre using your thumb.

  • Bake cookies for approx. 10 mins or until the cookies start to golden (no longer soft). Remove tray from oven and fill the centre with the assorted jam. If necessary, further define the indentation before adding the jam. Return to oven and bake for another 3 to 4 mins or until the cookies are golden.

  • Remove from oven and let the cookies sit in the tray for a couple of mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Enjoy your cookies with a hot cuppa (that’s a cup of tea in aussie speak)!

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